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.
January 30th, 2013|
January 30, 2013
A 57-year-old employee of the Lawrence County Highway Department was seriously injured in an Indiana truck accident. According to WBIW News, the incident occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 9 along Huron-Williams Road, just outside of Fayetteville, Indiana.
Reports show the man was driving a 2010 Kenworth dump truck northbound when he attempted to pass under a railroad trestle that crossed the road. As he tried to go under the overpass, the bed of his truck became caught. This caused the truck to be jerked into the air and then sent it slamming back down to the asphalt.
The victim suffered a serious cut to his face and also complained of back pain as a result of the Indiana Truck Accident and he was swiftly rushed to a local hospital to receive treatment.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows the transportation industry to be the most dangerous jobs in the United States, considering the occupation was responsible for 733 deaths in 2011 alone and thousands of injuries as well.
The Terre Haute Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize the dangers these workers can face each day on the road and encourage any truck driver who has been injured in an on-the-job accident that was not their fault to contact an attorney immediately to discuss your legal rights.
January 16th, 2013|
January 16, 2013
Two motorists were left seriously injured as the result of an accident that occurred earlier this week between a car and a tractor-trailer. According to WTHITV 10 News, the crash happened just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 3rd and Chestnut Streets near downtown Terre Haute, Indiana.
Reports from Officers with the Terre Haute Police Department indicate a maroon Ford Escort sedan was passing through the intersection when it was suddenly struck by a tractor-trailer that was also passing through the intersection. The impact of the Indiana Truck Accident pushed the sedan, carrying two passengers, into a utility pole before screeching to a halt.
Rescue crews were summoned to the scene and had to extricate one of the motorists from the Focus before the pair could be transported to a local trauma center to have their injuries examined further and treated. The driver of the big rig was not hurt in the incident.
Police say they are still working to determine which vehicle failed to render the right-of-way at the intersection. Investigators and added they are looking into what contributing factors may have led to the accident as well.
The Indiana Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize how dangerous an accident with a large vehicle, like a tractor-trailer, can be and would like to wish those who were hurt a full and speedy recovery from the injuries they sustained in the crash.
June 27th, 2012|
June 27, 2012
A series of Indiana auto accidents along I-70 Tuesday was responsible for injuring seven people and killing another. According to WTHITV 10 News, the initial crash occurred at the highway’s 30-mile marker, in Putnam County, around 4:00 p.m.
Police say that a 70-year-old man, driving a 2002 Ford Explorer, was stopped in the left-most eastbound lane of the highway due to construction, when the driver of a cement truck lost control of his vehicle due to his left wheels sinking into freshly poured cement. The 70,000-pound truck then toppled over on top of the SUV. The accident killed the rear passenger instantly and severely injured the driver and front seat passenger.
As traffic began to back up from both the construction and the accident, a second accident occurred when an SUV rear-ended a tractor-trailer. The driver of the SUV had to be airlifted to a local hospital for treatment.
Within minutes, a third accident had occurred just down the road when a pickup truck rear-ended a small sedan. The occupants of the pickup were not wearing seatbelts and suffered serious injuries, while the motorists of the other vehicle were wearing theirs and escaped uninjured.
The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the woman who died and would also like to wish all of those who were injured a full recovery.
November 18th, 2010|
November 18, 2010
A woman has been sent to the hospital following a Terre Haute truck accident.
The Tribune-Star reports that the woman pulled her vehicle out in front of a semi-truck on Highway 41 in the Terre Haute truck accident. The woman’s car sustained serious damage to the driver’s side in the Terre Haute auto accident. The woman had to be extricated from the vehicle by rescue workers.
Do you think in situations like this the woman should be held responsible for damages, since she pulled out into oncoming traffic?
If you have suffered Terre Haute truck accident injuries, the Terre Haute truck accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you.
November 4th, 2010|
Two men were killed in a Terre Haute truck accident, reports WTHI-TV.
The Terre Haute truck accident happened when a truck collided with an ambulance. The ambulance was carrying two emergency responders and one patient.
One paramedic and a passenger in the truck were killed in the Terre Haute truck accident.
The report did not state whether the ambulance was traveling with their lights and sirens on at the time of the Terre Haute truck accident.
Do you think an ambulance should utilize their lights and sirens anytime they are carrying a patient?
September 30th, 2010|
WTHI-TV reports that two teens were killed in a Terre Haute truck accident.
The accident occurred when the vehicle the teens were riding in crossed the intersection of SR 63 and Bolton Road into the path of a semi.
According to the police report, the truck driver could not slow down in time to avoid hitting the vehicle.
The driver of the car and one passenger were airlifted to the hospital to be treated for internal injuries suffered in the Terre Haute truck accident. Two passengers in the vehicle were killed at the scene of the Terre Haute truck accident.
Do you think it would be safer if trucks were only permitted to travel on interstates? Is it dangerous for other vehicles to have them on smaller roads?
If you have been injured in a Terre Haute truck accident, the Terre Haute truck accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you.