Truck Violently Crashes Inside an Indiana Home

In the early morning on Friday, March 4, 2016, a semi-truck crashed into a home near US 35 in Wayne County, Indiana, where a mother and her child were just getting out of bed. So violent was the crash that it shredded the truck and sent a part of it into the front of the home. Luckily, neither mother nor child were injured.

The accident occurred when the driver allegedly lost control of the truck, as it approached a curve in the road. The truck reportedly had passed two cars in a no-passing zone and was going too fast to navigate the curve. It then went off the road, flipping and dumping its load before crashing into the house. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Corona, New York, was taken to a local hospital to be checked out but had no signs of serious injury.

The driver was ticketed for driving too fast to avoid a collision, and passing in violation of signs and markings. He was also ticketed for several violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, including driving over the limit of time allowed by federal regulations.

Truck Accidents: Cause, Consequence and Compensation

It is remarkable that no one was injured or killed in this violent truck accident. Semi-truck accidents are often catastrophic – destroying lives, as well as property. In a truck accident, the size and weight of the truck, along with the weight of its cargo, can have severe consequences for anyone involved or nearby.

The United States Department of Transportation estimates that three million truck drivers travel the roads alongside millions of other motorists every day and almost 400 motorists, pedestrians, and truck drivers are killed in truck accidents every month.

The causes of truck accidents vary from inadequately trained drivers, driver fatigue, overweight vehicles, and unstable loads to poorly maintained trucks, excessive speeding, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Regardless of the cause of the accident, a range of options exist for the victims and their families to mitigate the losses that they sustain. A personal injury or wrongful death claim may be filed against the driver, the trucking company, the loader, the shipper, or the manufacturer to recover compensation for medical expenses, damage to property, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and/or the death of a loved one.

Whether it be a single- or multi-vehicle accident – and whether it be due to driver fatigued, driver error, or mechanical failure – if you have experienced a loss or been serious injuries in a truck accident, you may be entitled to hold the negligent parties responsible for the damages that you have suffered.

Involved in a Truck Accident? Contact an Indiana Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney immediately – one who will know what needs to be done after a truck accident to protect your interests and obtain compensation for your injuries. Call the experts at Jacobs Law LLC toll-free at (317) 794-2024 today, or contact us online to schedule your free, comprehensive case evaluation.