January 29th, 2014|
The sheer size and weight of a commercial tractor-trailer can make it an extremely deadly piece of machinery in the event of a motor vehicle collision. The Indiana Truck Accident Lawyers with the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain this fact was underscored by the recent chain reaction crash along I-94 that occurred last week and claimed three lives.
According to NBC News, the incident occurred on the afternoon of last Thursday, January 23, near Michigan City, Indiana. Poor weather was to blame for causing an initial accident. As traffic slowed to a stop in the whiteout conditions, the driver of a big rig was unable to stop and lost control of the vehicle. It soon jackknifed, slamming into other vehicles as others that were behind the truck began to strike the wreckage. The accident quickly stretched into a chain reaction crash that involved 46 vehicles, including 18 tractor-trailers. Totaled vehicles soon expanded to cover more than two miles of highway.
The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are aware of how difficult it can be to recover from injuries or the loss of a loved one resulting from a truck accident. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the families of the victims who died and wish the 22 others who were injured a speedy recovery.
September 4th, 2013|
August 28, 2013
The Terre Haute Truck Accident Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain there are numerous factors that can cause an accident involving a commercial vehicle. Investigators are currently looking into factors contributing to a crash that claimed seven lives less than two weeks ago.
An article released by the Post-Tribune stated the collision occurred on Thursday, August 15, along Interstate 65 in Jasper County. The victims were all traveling in a Jeep Cherokee SUV following a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer. As the big rig and SUV began to slow for traffic in front of a work zone though, the driver of a 2007 Volvo tractor-trailer failed to come to a halt and slammed into the rear of the SUV, pushing it into the rear of the Freightliner.
All passengers in the SUV were killed as a result of the collision.
Cpl William Jones, a spokesperson for the Indiana State Police, stated investigators are continuing to search for a cause of the crash and are examining the tractor-trailer that caused the crash to ensure it was in good working order prior to the collision.
The law firm’s team of Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes the numerous laws regulating safety in the transportation industry. The firm says these laws have been used to establish claims of negligence against a truck driver following a crash and suggest discussing your case with an attorney if you have been hurt in an accident caused by a commercial truck.
March 27th, 2013|
March 27, 2013
A Terre Haute Truck Accident that occurred last week was responsible for claiming the life of an 80-year-old woman. A spokesman for the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Greg Ewing, stated investigators believe distracted driving may be a contributing factor to the fatal collision.
According to Channel 14 News, the crash happened just after 12:00 p.m. at the intersection of 56th Street and U.S. Highway 41. Reports indicate traffic had stopped at the intersection in the moments prior to the crash occurring. That’s when it is believed something may have fallen to the floorboards of a semi-truck closing in on the stopped traffic. When the driver reached for the object though, he took his eyes off the road for a split second. This proved to be long enough to not recognize the vehicles halted in front of him and he plowed into the rear-end of the victim’s car.
The force of the impact caused the victim’s car to smash into others in front of her. Rescue crews were then called to the scene, but the victim was declared dead before she could be transported to a trauma center for treatment.
Detectives have said they are continuing to investigate the crash and charges against the truck driver may be filed at a later time.
Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin and their team of Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorneys would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victim.