There is no denying that America depends on its truckers to move goods from one end of the country to another. Our economy would crumble without our robust trucking industry.

But it is also true that these large, commercial trucks can wreak much havoc on the highways when they get into collisions with much lighter and smaller passenger cars and trucks. Then, the outcome for the hapless drivers and occupants in the passenger vehicles can be quite grim.

Motorists can do much to make the roads safer. Giving the big rigs a wide berth on the highways and never tailgating or brake-checking them is vital. The enormous weight of a fully-loaded semi traveling 70mph down the road means that its driver cannot stop on a dime.

But the trucking industry also has much to do to make it safer for all who share the road with these semitrucks. Not requiring impossible schedules from the truck drivers, providing drivers with adequate training and supervision, adhering to strict standards for disqualifying medical conditions and requiring all trucks to install equipment to prevent deadly underride accidents are good places to start.

Were you injured in a trucking accident on an Indiana highway or interstate? Your injuries could be disabling and catastrophic. If your medical bills are mounting and you don’t know how you will ever pay them, consider learning more about your right to seek financial compensation for your injuries, damages and losses.

Filing a claim for damages against the at-fault, negligent driver and trucking company is the first step in the process if you decide to seek compensation. We can help you with every step of the civil process.