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Michigan City Indiana Truck Accident Lawyer|Truck Accident On I-65 And I-80/94

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michigan City Indiana truck accident lawyer discusses a recent truck accident case that happened on I-80/I-94.

nwi-times-truck-accident-150x150The NWI Times recently published an article about a truck accident that happened on the I-80/I-94 westbound ramp off of I-65.  According to the article, a flat-bed semi was going too fast and the load of lumber that he was hauling shifted causing the semi to rollover.  In looking at the picture the driver of the car was fortunate that she wasn't severely injured.

This article brings up a number of issues about who may be responsible for semi-truck accidents.  The article mentions that the crash was caused by driver error, which is certainly one of the most causes of a truck accident.  Driver error could be going too fast for conditions, not paying attention, talking on the cell phone, texting and fatigue. Other times, the shift in the load that happened in this accident could be the fault of the company that loaded the trailer.  If the trailer was not loaded evenly, the lumber could shift causing the tractor-trailer to lose control. Finally, truck accidents could happen because the tractor and/or the trailer was not properly maintained.  For instance, in this accident, if there was a problem with one of the brake lines on the trailer, when the trucker hit the brake the load could have shifted.

What is the take away from this accident?

When looking at the cause or root failure analysis of truck accident there are a number of factors that must be looked at, which include driver error, improper maintenance and improper loading.

I am not making any comment on the merits of this particular truck accident because I have no information outside of the newspaper report.  I am using the fact pattern from this accident to point out the particular issues that may arise in any semi-trailer crash case.

If you have any questions about a Northwest Indiana semi-trailer accident, give me a call.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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