Truck accidents can be catastrophic for victims and their families which is why protections are in place to protect victims from distracted truck drivers. Federal laws prevent truck drivers from texting while driving and negligent truck drivers can face serious penalties and consequences, including civil liability, for the damages suffered by victims.
Indiana's central location in the U.S. means large trucks will frequently drive through the state to get from one place to the other. This, in addition to the trucks making deliveries in and to the state, can lead to many of these big and intimidating vehicles being on the road. Drivers of passenger vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians should be cognizant of trucks as a collision can cause serious injuries and fatalities. Recent statistics indicate that while there was a general improvement in road safety, truck accidents and wrongful death incidents have been on the rise.