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A 58-year-old Indiana man died in a horrific crash when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a semi-truck that had stopped due to roadway construction. Indiana State Police say that the man was thrown from his 2007 Harley Davidson and declared dead at the scene. Every year, American motorists die in truck accidents, but there are measures they can take to improve their safety.

How Can I Avoid a Truck Accident?

One important thing to remember when driving around semi-trucks is that due to the size of the vehicle, truck drivers often have a blind spot and may not be able to see you clearly. If you cannot see the truck driver's mirrors, he or she cannot see you.

Large semi-trucks also need lots of space to maneuver. A cautious driver should speed up when passing a semi. It is also important to provide it with plenty of room in case it needs to suddenly brake. Keep in mind that a semi-truck needs more time to brake than a normal vehicle.

To avoid a potential collision, always pay attention to turn signals and never try to pass a truck as it is turning. This may seem obvious, but many drivers forget to factor in that trucks make wide turns.

A cautious driver should always remain aware of their surroundings. Equipment can fall off semi-trucks, tires can blow out, and trailer hitches can come undone. Always remain vigilant when driving around semi-trucks.

What Can I Do If I Have Been in a Truck Accident?

If you have been the victim of an accident with a semi-truck and you have questions about damages and compensation, contact our personal injury lawyers at Doehrman Buba.

Doehrman Buba – Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorneys

Source: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26867358/prospect-heights-man-killed-in-motorcycle-crash-in-indiana, http://www.progressive.com/understanding-insurance/entries/2009/9/1/safe_driving_around/

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Doehrman Chamberlain
Contruction worker

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), thousands of workers die every year while performing their duties at work. In 2013, 3,929 workers were killed while working in the private sector, and 796 were construction workers (20.3 percent). The most common accidents reported were the following:

Falls – 294 (36.9 percent) Getting struck by an object – 82 (10.3 percent) Electrocution – 71 (8.9 percent) Stuck or caught in between objects – 21 (2.6 percent).

Injury or death on the job can happen at any time, but professions in construction are especially dangerous. One such accident killed a construction worker in New Jersey when a tape measure fell 50 stories after becoming dislodged from another worker's belt. Construction is not the only career that can lead to injury or death. In 2012, OSHA reported that 2.1 million injuries occurred in the service-producing industry.

Can I File a Lawsuit If I Was Injured or a Family Member Was Killed On the Job?

Personal injury on the job that does not lead to a fatality can cause permanent disability and an inability to work. Losing a loved one who provided for the family can cause lasting financial and emotional hardship. It is especially important to find legal help if you or a family member were hurt or killed due to negligence.

Doehrman Buba – Indianapolis Injury Lawyers

Sources: https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Construction-Worker-Death-Jersey-City-Hit-Tape-Measure-50-Stories-281332231.html

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014
Source: Doehrman Chamberlain

A steel reinforcing bar, or rebar, adds stability to buildings under construction. According to the United States Department of Labor, if rebar is unguarded and protruding, it is extremely hazardous. In fact, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that “just [stumbling] onto an unguarded rebar…can impale [someone], resulting in serious internal injuries or death.” Unfortunately, a Florida construction worker was the victim of a rebar-related accident recently, which resulted in serious injuries. According to WTVJ-TV, the accident took place on the 30th floor of the Brickell City Centre, a new mall that is under construction. While it is still unclear what caused the incident, it took what WTVJ described as a “daring rescue” from the roof of the Brickell City Centre to retrieve the worker after a wall of rebar collapsed on top of him. Reportedly, the rescue involved firefighters using a Stokes basket and a...
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Wed, Nov 19, 2014
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A 58-year-old Indiana man died in a horrific crash when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a semi-truck that had stopped due to roadway construction. Indiana State Police say that the man was thrown from his 2007 Harley Davidson and declared dead at the scene. Every year, American motorists die in truck accidents, but there are measures they can take to improve their safety.

How Can I Avoid a Truck Accident?

One important thing to remember when driving around semi-trucks is that due to the size of the vehicle, truck drivers often have a blind ...Read More

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Source: Doehrman Chamberlain