You might well be an Indiana motorist who routinely drives on county roads
for the simple reason that they are your customary conduits for traveling
between home, the workplace and your kids’ schools.
Conversely, an influx of drivers behind the wheel of outsized trucks that
are suddenly surrounding you on those roads are limiting your space for
an altogether different reason. Indiana’s toll roads that typically
serve as the corridors for interstate traffic and readily handle big rigs
like tractor-trailers and other 18-wheelers have recently grown pricey.
Truck tolls on those thoroughfares spiked by a sharp 35% on October 5
as part of an ambitious infrastructure reform.
The goals of that initiative may be positive, but the ancillary effects
could turn out to be dangerous. Many truckers are logically opting to
forgo the toll roads for economic reasons, but the alternative state highways
they are using are
far less equipped to deal safely with their sheer girth and weight.
One industry commentator duly notes that select non-toll roadways “may
not be designed to handle truck traffic in significant volumes.”
And when they’re not capable of doing so, the downsides for drivers
in smaller passenger vehicles are starkly clear.
We note those dire repercussions for third parties on our personal injury
website at the Indianapolis Tabor Law Firm. Accidents involving large
trucks frequently yield catastrophic and often deadly injuries for crash
victims. Reportedly, truck-linked accidents seriously injure or kill an
individual somewhere in the U.S. every 16 minutes.
We stress on our site that crashes involving commercial trucks are comparatively
complex, often feature negligence and can entail multiple layers of third-party
Our deep legal team
advocates with knowledge and passion on behalf of truck accident victims, seeking maximum legal compensation in every case we handle. We welcome
contacts to the firm to discuss the diligent legal representation we bring
to bear in personal injury cases.