Thursday, 16 November 2017

Even the Safest Drivers Can Get Hit by Truckers


It’s a fact of modern driving that we share the road with massive semi-trucks, and these semis are not only many times heavier than the vehicles we drive, but are also far more unwieldy. Semis are dangerous, and when they’re involved in accidents, those accidents are some of the deadliest on our roads.

Even the safest drivers among us aren’t exempt from the dangers posed by these metal giants. Indiana being the “Crossroads of America” and a warehouse/logistics hub, trucks will share the roads with us for a long time to come. Educate yourself about sharing the road safely with semis and box trucks —and stay safe out there.

Stopping Distances
While easily maneuverable cars can stop in a couple hundred feet on the interstate big rigs—due to their size and weight—need much more distance to come to safe stops. When driving conditions aren’t ideal, this distance increases dramatically. When you pass or travel in front of a commercial truck, allow plenty of distance between your vehicle and that big rig.
Yield to 18-Wheelers

Because they are so massive and unwieldy, tractor trailers have much less fine-tuned maneuverability than cars do. An 18-wheeler can’t and shouldn’t squeeze into a tight space on the road or take a tight turn; they need room to safely move in and out of traffic.

It’s always in your best safety interest to yield to larger vehicles on the road. Instead of trying to speed around them, allow a semi to do what it needs to do and settle back into its driving lane before you pull ahead of it. Be doubly cautious when a semi-truck makes a wide right turn or when turning left alongside a big truck.

That Trucker May Not See You
Truckers are positioned much higher off the road than you are, and while many believe this is a great vantage point, truckers experience significant blind spots around their truck bodies and trailers. These are often referred to as no zones and are:

Directly behind the trailer
Directly in front of the cab
On both sides of the cab

In general, the truck’s right side is significantly more dangerous than its left, and you should never attempt to pass a big rig on the right. Spend as little time as possible in a semi’s blind spots, and when you pass, ensure that you can see the entire semi in your rearview mirror before safely merging back into the truck’s lane.

Remember that semis also obscure your vision; they can make it impossible to see what’s up ahead. Hold back before speeding into the unknown.
Injured in an Indianapolis Truck Accident? Contact the Fountain Law Firm Today

At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many truck accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled, it is important to have an experienced truck accident attorney handling your case. Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or by meeting in your home. Call Merry Fountain anytime at (888) 242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation

Call Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Merry Fountain Today for a Free Consultation

Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Merry Fountain is a skilled injury advocate. If you are looking for an Injury Law Attorney in the greater Indy area; Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Kokomo, Lebanon...we're here to help! You can call her anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878), or simply click 'Tell Us About Your Case' for a free consultation.

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10401 N Meridian St #209
Indianapolis, IN 46290
Phone: 317-917-7873
Email: attorney@fountaininjurylaw.com
Website: https://www.fountaininjurylaw.com/

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys


                                        

Fountain Law Firm, P.C. is a personal injury law firm serving seriously injured clients throughout all of central Indiana, including Indianapolis, Carmel, Brownsburg, Lebanon, Columbus, Greenwood, Martinsville, Anderson, Mooresville, Muncie, Lafayette, Bloomington and surrounding areas. The law firm focuses on providing clients with aggressive, personalized representation against insurance companies and their attorneys.

Merry M. Fountain chose to dedicate herself to personal injury law after being the victim of a car accident, suffering serious injuries. With more than 15 years of legal experience, she has helped hundreds of clients. Offering personalized and compassionate representation, Ms. Fountain makes sure clients understand their rights and options, and the legal consequences of their decisions before proceeding.

Attorney Fountain is committed to aggressively pursuing the best possible outcome, seeking lost current and potential future income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and any other compensation to which clients may be entitled for their injuries or losses.

Practice Areas:
Indianapolis Car Accident
Indianapolis Auto Accident
Indianapolis Truck Accidents Lawyer
Indianapolis Motorcycle Accidents Attorney
Indianapolis Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Indianapolis Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Indianapolis Child Injury Lawyer
Indianapolis Construction Site Accidents Attorney
Indianapolis Dog Bite Attorney
Indianapolis Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
Indianapolis Physical Assault Attorney
Indianapolis Slips and Fall Attorney
Indianapolis Wrongful Death Attorneys

Contact:
Fountain Law Firm, P.C.
10401 N Meridian St #209
Indianapolis, IN 46290
Phone: 317-917-7873
Email: attorney@fountaininjurylaw.com
Website: https://www.fountaininjurylaw.com/

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney



My name is Merry Fountain and I am a Personal Injury Lawyer serving seriously injured clients throughout all of Central Indiana, including Indianapolis, Carmel, Brownsburg, Lebanon, Columbus, Greenwood, Martinsville, Anderson, Mooresville, Muncie, Lafayette, Bloomington and surrounding areas. The law firm focuses on providing clients with aggressive, personalized representation against insurance companies and their attorneys.

I am a Personal Injury Lawyer and founder of Fountain Law Firm serving seriously injured clients throughout all of Central Indiana.

Before long it will be two decades since I decided to devote my career to helping people injured through the fault of others get the just compensation they deserve. Until you are a personal injury victim, you have no idea how it can affect your life and your family. My name is Merry Fountain and I was injured in a car accident and suffered from neck pain, facial scarring and a broken hand. Based on my negative experience with the insurance industry and legal system, I pledged to make that career change. I put myself through law school while working full-time.

After receiving my law degree from Indiana University School of Law, I soon opened my own firm to compassionately represent personal injury victims. Since then, I have been honored to help hundreds of people like you and their families.

Drawing on my experience, I will personally handle your case and make it a priority. You will not get lost in the legal system or passed off to someone who is not a lawyer. I will not charge any fees until your case is settled. In the meantime, I can help with other immediate problems, such as medical bills, transportation, etc. You can call me anytime for a free legal consultation.

I am conveniently located at the intersection of I-465 and N. Meridian Ave in the Two Meridian Plaza building. Or I am more than willing to meet with you at your home, place of business, or even the hospital.

My personal experience as a victim in an auto collision was the reason I became a personal injury attorney. Before I was an attorney, the driver of company truck ran a red light and crashed through my driver´s door. My hand was broken, I had to have plastic surgery on my face, and my neck was injured. The insurance company for the other driver tried to give me the run around, and I hired an attorney to help me.

After that, I decided to dedicate my life to helping other personal injury victims protect their legal rights against insurance companies and big corporations. I only practice in personal injury, and since becoming an attorney have helped thousands of others. I am aggressive in pursuing the rights of clients and compassionate with them. By the way, if for any reason you cannot get to my office, I will gladly come to you.

Education:
  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law - 1996
  • BS - Purdue University - 1992
  • BA - Purdue University - 1989

Work Experience:
  • The Fountain Law Firm, PC (Owner) 1997- Present

Associations:
  • Indiana Trial Lawyer Association (Member) 2010 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member) 1999 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (Member) 19999 - Present
  • Public Justice Foundation (Member) 1999 - Present

Awards:
  • Top 100 Lawyers (American Society of Legal Advocates)  2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers)  2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers)  2014
  • Avvo Top Contributor (Avvo) 2014
  • BBB Accredited Business - A+ Rating (Better Business Bureau) 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Practice Areas:
Indianapolis Car Accident
Indianapolis Auto Accident
Indianapolis Truck Accidents Lawyer
Indianapolis Motorcycle Accidents Attorney
Indianapolis Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Indianapolis Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Indianapolis Child Injury Lawyer
Indianapolis Construction Site Accidents Attorney
Indianapolis Dog Bite Attorney
Indianapolis Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
Indianapolis Physical Assault Attorney
Indianapolis Slips and Fall Attorney
Indianapolis Wrongful Death Attorney

Contact:
Fountain Law Firm, P.C.
10401 N Meridian St #209
Indianapolis, IN 46290
Phone: 317-917-7873
Email: attorney@fountaininjurylaw.com
Website: https://www.fountaininjurylaw.com/

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