Indiana Multi-Truck Crash Incident: It Could Have Been Worse

Any number of people affected by an accident earlier this month near the Indiana/Illinois state line involving commercial trucks could have easily pointed to the inconvenience resulting from multiple collisions and upended vehicles.

An equal number of drivers working their way through the wreckage might simply have considered themselves lucky. No serious injuries or fatalities were reported in the wake of the mass crashes and resulting chaos.

Things could easily have turned out differently. One national news report chronicling the incident occurring on the busy I-74 interstate northwest of Indianapolis near Covington describes a scene of great disorder.

Things turned wrong quickly when three semi-trucks collided on the highway. That chain crash "created several other accidents in the backup," with drivers in passenger vehicles swerving to avoid the bedlam.

Indiana State Police officials estimated that as many as six other crashes occurred following the initial mishap with the semis. Traffic on I-74 was reportedly backed up for many miles.

As notable as the crash details are, they are hardly rare where commercial truck accidents are involved, for many reasons. We note on a page of our website at Tabor Law discussing truck accidents that "thousands of trucks" share Indiana roads with passenger-vehicle motorists.

Coupled with big trucks seemingly being everywhere, the sheer size of 18-wheel rigs and tractor trailers typically makes crash outcomes comparatively complicated and dire. Moreover, and as we stress on our site, assessing liability for serious injuries and wrongful deaths is "not always as straightforward" as it might first seem.

Indiana crash victims and their families often need immediate legal help in the wake of a truck-related crash. Strong advocacy focusing on accountability and a firm commitment to securing a maximum recovery can help fully promote their best interests at a time of unquestioned need.

A proven Indianapolis personal injury law firm can help achieve those important objectives.