Massive Truck Crash Involves 19 Trucks, Leaves 3 Dead

A massive truck crash that involved 19 semi-tractor trailers and additional 27 vehicles left three people dead – and more than 20 injured – on a snowy I-94 in Michigan City, IN. The deadly crash happened at about 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2013.
According to the LaPorte County Coroner, the three deceased were a 66-year old man from Chicago and a husband and wife from Michigan.

Reminder of the Dangers of Winter Driving

As I wrote just last month, winter driving can be very hazardous, especially when driving near big trucks. Their weight and size make them particularly dangerous in even the best weather conditions. This deadly crash is a forceful and violent reminder of the risks that the big trucks pose to the motoring public.

A Complicated Truck Crash Investigation

The dynamics of truck crash scene investigations are complex by their very nature. In this tragic crash, the complexities of the accident investigation will be compounded by the number of vehicles involved in the crash. The victims of this truck crash – and there are many – will need to work quickly in order to ensure that key evidence and details are preserved for any course of action against the negligent or reckless drivers (and companies) in the crash. This is just the sort of crash for which our emergency response truck accident investigation team was created.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the many victims and their families.

Experienced and Successful Truck Accident Attorneys

APITLA, or the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Last year, I was invited to join APITLA’s National Advisory Board in light of my experience, knowledge and success in the area of defending the rights of those injured in truck crashes.

As a member of the National Advisory Board of APITLA, and as a successful truck accident attorney, I am committed raising awareness about the dangers of unsafe truck drivers, trucking companies, shippers and other negligent operators in the trucking industry. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a trucking accident or would like to discuss safety issues or concerns with me or any one of our truck accident attorneys, please email me at or call me on 1-877-936-7200.

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