Ice From Passing Trucks Cause Highway Hazard – Accident Lawyers Young and Young

Trucking Accident AttorneysFellow Hoosiers, we have all been dealing with ice in new and unusual circumstances.  For the first time in my life I saw children playing hockey, with skates on my front yard.  We want to warn you all about an unexpected danger.  We are hearing reports that ice is being shed by semi tractor-trailers on our highways.  Some of the ice is large enough to damage cars trailing the truck.  Some of the ice is large enough to cause drivers to lose control and crash, resulting in injury.  If you find yourself with property damage to your car, or injury to your body caused by ice flying off a semi tractor trailer there are a few things you can do.  If you are able to obtain the license plate of the truck this is the best thing for you.  The license plate number will allow the police or your insurance company to identify the truck.  Identifying the truck is essential because this may be the only way for you to identify the trucks insurance company.  Whether or not you obtain identifying information for the truck, call the police and make a report.  This is important to document the damage to your car and to document the accident for insurance purposes.  If other drivers stop and identify themselves as witnesses, obtain their name, address and Telephone number.  You will provide this to the police. 

If you cannot find out the name of the truckers insurance company, you may need to contact your own insurance company.  We recommend that if you have uninsured motorist coverage, you turn in the claim on that insurance.  In this instance you will not have to pay a deductible.  If you do not have uninsured motorist insurance (If you don’t we highly recommend that you talk with your agent and purchase it.  UM coverage is not expensive and protects you against those not responsible enough to purchase coverage) then you will have to file your claim under your comprehensive coverage. If you do have comprehensive coverage you will have to pay the deductible.  If you have any questions, please contact Young and Young.

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