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Injured in an Semi Truck Accident?

Do you have life-changing injuries that may never fully heal and may require significant lifestyle changes, constant care, and astronomical medical expenses? We’re here to help.

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Jean Mayberry

Noah did an amazing job! He was very informative and thorough in all the processes of the injury lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.

Daniel Farris

Neil Chapman took care of everything for me. If I had any questions they answered them and got back with me quick. If I had to recommend anyone in town I would recommend them. I’m very happy with the way they took care of my case and me. If your looking for a good law firm then they are the ones to go to. I hope this help anyone who needs them.

Brina Vidal

Steve Thomas has been my go to attorney for any of mine or my families legal needs. I also suggest Steve to my clients who feel they have been wronged by the insurance companies. He is conscientious and professional in everything he does!

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The Catastrophic Toll of Truck Accidents

As the “Crossroads of America,” Indiana sees more than its share of big rigs and tractor-trailers on its roads and highways. Indiana also sees its share of horrific accidents involving these enormous vehicles. While every accident is scary, the damage that can be inflicted by a speeding semi loaded with heavy freight can be catastrophic.

Those hurt in trucking and tractor-trailer accidents often sustain devastating injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, loss of limbs, massive internal trauma, and permanent disability.

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Jean Mayberry

Noah did an amazing job! He was very informative and thorough in all the processes of the injury lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.

Daniel Farris

Neil Chapman took care of everything for me. If I had any questions they answered them and got back with me quick. If I had to recommend anyone in town I would recommend them. I’m very happy with the way they took care of my case and me. If your looking for a good law firm then they are the ones to go to. I hope this help anyone who needs them.

Brina Vidal

Steve Thomas has been my go to attorney for any of mine or my families legal needs. I also suggest Steve to my clients who feel they have been wronged by the insurance companies. He is conscientious and professional in everything he does!

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The Unique Causes of Trucking Accidents

These are life-changing injuries that may never fully heal and may require significant lifestyle changes, constant care, and astronomical medical expenses. I fight for those struggling to recover from these horrible incidents. With a relentless determination to obtain the compensation that my clients deserve and need and the experience to make that happen, I am a personal injury lawyer who can help give you the best shot at being whole again.

There are a number of things that make the causes, impact, and legal issues involved in tractor-trailer accidents different than car accidents. The size of the vehicles and the pressures of the trucking industry play a significant role, as do:

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Excessive Speed

The deadlines and deliveries truckers have to make can tempt them to drive at excessive and unsafe speeds that don’t take into consideration the road conditions or safety of others. Trucks are less agile than passenger vehicles and take significantly longer to slow down, increasing the likelihood of hitting other vehicles.

Driver fatigue

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration imposes hours-of-service rules that require truckers to take breaks and drive no more than 70 hours per week. However, like with excessive speed, the economic pressures on drivers can lead them to ignore the rules and drive longer than the law or common sense dictates.

Driver distraction

The deadlines and deliveries truckers have to make can tempt them to drive at excessive and unsafe speeds that don’t take into consideration the road conditions or safety of others. Trucks are less agile than passenger vehicles and take significantly longer to slow down, increasing the likelihood of hitting other vehicles.

Poor maintenance

Federal law requires drivers and carriers to conduct routine tractor-trailer maintenance and inspections of their equipment to make sure they are operating safely. When this crucial maintenance is neglected or ignored, equipment failure can lead to otherwise preventable accidents.

Inadequate driver training

Safely driving an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer requires special skill and specific training. Without the proper training, drivers are more likely to make dangerous and deadly errors.

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Insurance companies handle thousands of claims each year. They treat you like a number. We treat you like family. We take care of your case so you can take care of you.

We represent people on a no recovery–no fee basis. This means we front all the costs of taking on the insurance company and if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. We are always available to discuss your injury case with you. Call, text or email for a free consultation.

NEIL CHAPMAN, LAWYER

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