Two Semi-Truck Crash Closes Indiana Interstate
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
semi-truck accident closed lanes on a major interstate in Indiana. Police reported one driver
drifted to sleep and began to move off the road. The driver began to swerve
and struck a wall of a bridge and caused the trailer to jackknife. A semi-truck
that was transporting a diesel tanker was unable to stop after witnessing
the accident and drove through the jackknifed trailer. This spread water
bottles all over the road after crashing through the trailer. The northbound
lanes were blocked due to the accident. The truck drivers were not injured
in the accident.
Trucking accidents have increased over the years, and many factors can
be to blame. Large semi-trucks and 18-wheelers have blind spots and can
prevent seeing many motorists, stop time is decreased when carrying heavy
loads, and many can be top heavy which can be unstable and cause crashes.
Injuries sustained in trucking accidents can be more severe than other
vehicle accidents due to the large size of the trucks. Whenever someone
is injured in a trucking accident one of the most common questions is
who is responsible? This can range from the driver of the truck, the trucking
company, the truck manufacturer or even the shipper if the cargo is not
loaded correctly. If you or a loved one is involved in a trucking accident
contact a personal injury attorney immediately. An attorney can determine
who is responsible for the accident and if they are liable for your injuries.
The injuries sustained in trucking accident can cost thousands of dollars,
and the person or company responsible may also be responsible for your
Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC has an outstanding team of personal injury
attorneys with over a century of experience helping victims of accidents.
Our St. Louis truck accident attorneys understand that each case is sensitive
and work closely with our client to determine what their needs are. Injuries
are not only stressful to them but to their families as well and we strive
to reach maximum compensation for each case. If you or a loved one has
been injured in a trucking accident,
contact our St. Louis office. We offer no-obligation consultations to determine
if you or a loved one can pursue legal action. Call our downtown office
today to schedule your free consultation and let us help you get the care
and compensation you deserve.