"Truck accident injuries are different from ordinary auto accident injuries. Trucking companies are obliged by law to meet safety standards. When these standards are violated or ignored, I can build an exceptionally powerful case for compensation."
- Todd Barsumian
A loaded truck rolling through Warrick County or Vanderburgh County weighs 40 tons, compared to the 3,000-pound weight of most cars. It is not difficult to understand why truck-car crashes are so violent and why the car is almost always the loser in these collisions.
Commercial trucks go by many names — semis, "big rigs," 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers. These trucks are usually owned by large fleets. While commercial trucks are strictly regulated by state and federal law, many owners and drivers cut corners to meet deadlines and maximize profits.
Barsumian Law investigates motor vehicle accidents and truck crashes for violations. Among the most common are:
Improper or unbalanced loads. A badly loaded or overloaded truck can cause a truck to swerve and tip and collide with other motorists. Additional injuries result from cargo strewn on the highway.
Equipment failure. This may include defective products such as poorly manufactured, designed or maintained tires or brakes. It could also include safety equipment missing from the truck at the time of the crash.
Driver fatigue. Drivers have an incentive to keep driving long after they are exhausted, despite regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Other serious problems include drunk or drugged drivers, unlicensed drivers, untrained drivers, and trucks transporting hazardous materials.
Truck accident lawyers must bring more to the process than lawyers without truck accident experience. They must be good detectives who can gather and analyze evidence at the accident scene, obtain and analyze information in driver's logs and black boxes, and be able to go up against truck company lawyers and make the case for maximum compensation.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one to a truck collision, you need an attorney like Todd Barsumian of Newburgh — skilled in the law and aggressive on your behalf.
For a free consultation about your commercial truck, semitruck or tractor-trailer accident case, call Barsumian Law at (812) 490-0820.
Besides "big rigs," we aggressively seek compensation for Indiana and Kentucky accidents involving construction vehicles, delivery trucks and commercial vans.