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Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates the U.S. trucking industry, has waived rules limiting how many hours long-haul commercial truck drivers may drive while they are delivering emergency supplies or personnel who are helping manage the COVID-19 outbreak. An emergency declaration by the FMCSA suspends safety rules…

When you read or hear about a multi-million-dollar judgment in a truck accident lawsuit, it is likely that the millions awarded the injured party are mostly punitive damages. In Indiana, punitive damages, or exemplary damages, refer to money awarded to punish the at-fault party for outrageous conduct that caused injuries,…

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its “Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements” for 2019-2020. The list addresses changes that the NTSB says can help save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce property damage resulting from transportation accidents. An independent federal agency, the NTSB is charged with promoting…

An accident involving a commercial truck poses a greater risk of serious injuries than a collision between two passenger vehicles. A fully loaded tractor truck may weigh 20 times as much as a typical 4,000-pound car. When a heavy vehicle and a light vehicle collide, the occupants of the smaller,…

Rear-end collisions occur every day in Indianapolis, on busy city streets, in stop-and-go interstate traffic, in work zones or even on rural roads. While some rear-end accidents are simply fender benders resulting in minor damage and no reported injuries. Serious injuries and fatalities also may occur in these crashes if…

Can a Truck Driver See Me in Their Blind Spot? One of the most dangerous kind of crashes any driver can be involved in is a collision with a tractor trailer. Tractor trailers are big and unwieldy and exert a huge amount of force on whatever they hit. Tractor trailers…