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Truck Accident Attorneys and Lawyers In Hammond, Indiana | Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC

This firm has represented Plaintiffs in car accidents for over 35 years in Northwest Indiana.

In addition attorney Whalley is licensed to practice in Indiana, Illinois & Michigan and has represented injured parties all over the United States.  He is a former Judge, Mediator, Lecturer, and Author doing multi-million dollar cases.

We offer a free consultation to review and evaluate your case and should you be unable to drive we will come to you – contact us 24-hours a day by email or phone.

 A truck accident can change your life in an instant. Tractor-trailers and semi trucks can often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger vehicles. If you are hit by a truck and injured in an accident, you could be entitled to compensatory damages.

At Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC, we have been fighting for Hammond, Indiana residents injured in truck accidents for more than 30 years. We provide personalized service that will help you get the damages you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, and more.

To help you learn more about truck accidents in Hammond, Indiana, we’ve put together some helpful statistics below.

The Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

 Truck accidents can be caused by a number of different factors. Here are some of the most common causes of truck accidents, according to the FMCSA.

  • Lane changing error/negligence – 32% of studied truck accidents were caused by a truck that failed to change lanes safely, and either ran into a lane occupied by another vehicle, or ran off the road.
  • Loss of vehicle control – Loss of vehicle control resulting in “jackknifing” or lane error was responsible for 29% of accidents.
  • Colliding with the rear end of a vehicle ahead in the lane – Failure to react or brake appropriately, and colliding with a vehicle ahead of the truck was the main factor in about 22% of surveyed accidents.

In this study, there were also 10 factors found that could contribute to one of these major causes of truck accidents. They are as follows:

  • Brake failure
  • Traffic flow interruption due to jams, previous crashes
  • Prescription drug use/abuse
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Excessive speed for road conditions
  • Unfamiliarity with area/roadway
  • Fatigue
  • Inadequate/improper surveillance
  • Physical roadway problems (potholes, obstructions)
  • Required to stop before crash (at a crosswalk/stoplight)

The cost of a truck accident is steep, and passenger vehicles usually are much more damaged during an accident.

Around 97% of fatalities in truck accidents are passenger vehicles – only 3% are truck drivers and operators, according to the IIHS, and 23% of all truck accidents result in serious injuries.

Contact A Truck Accident Lawyer Hammond Today To See If You Have A Case!

 Our truck accident attorneys and personal injury lawyers in Hammond, Indiana can consult with you to determine if you have a case against a truck driver, trucking company, or insurance company.

We have been helping residents of Hammond get the money they deserve for over 3 decades. Trust us to give you our honest opinion, and fight for your rights. Call now at 855.442.7211 / 219.769.2900, or contact us online.

We offer a free consultation to review and evaluate your case and should you be unable to drive we will come to you – contact us 24-hours a day by email or phone.

 

 

 

 

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