Indiana truck accident attorney discusses underride and override semi accidents.
In 2009 there were over 10,000 large truck or semi-truck accidents in Indiana. For those of us who live in Northwest Indiana, we deal with a high volume of semi-trucks on Interstate 80/94 and Interstate 65. Because commercial trucks are much bigger and heavier than most other vehicles on the road, they can cause a lot of damage when there is a truck accident in Indiana. Generally, commercial trucks are built to similar specs so we see some common accident patterns caused by these semi-trucks or dump trucks. The underride accident happens when a smaller passenger car drives under a semi or other commercial truck. Typically, this type of accident happens when the passenger car is following a truck that stops short. The passenger car usually has a lot of damage because the top of the car can come off leaving the passengers unprotected. The override accident is just opposite to the underride accident. In this type of crash, the truck is following a passenger car and when the car stops short, the semi-truck or dump truck rides over the vehicle.
After an Indiana Truck Accident
If you have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, dump truck, steel hauler or any other commercial truck in Northwest Indiana you may be able to seek money for the following:
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Lost wages or the loss of the ability to earn money in the future
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
Indiana truck accident law is complex. Trucking law is even more complex because of specials rules and regulations placed on the trucking industry by the federal government. Typically, people injured in trucking accidents are not able to represent themselves because of the complexity. You should retain an experienced Indiana truck accident attorney. If you would like any additional information, you can request our free legal guide or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (219) 874-4878.