The death rate for motor vehicle wrecks involving trucks is 50 percent higher than for car wrecks. The sheer difference in size between a large commercial truck and a standard passenger automobile means truck crashes in Kentucky often have serious or fatal consequences.
There are nearly 500,000 truck wrecks across America each year, with 1 out of 9 traffic fatalities resulting from large truck wrecks. If you or a loved one was involved in a big truck wreck, it is important to contact a qualified truck wreck lawyer in Kentucky as soon as possible!
To effectively handle your trucking case, your attorney MUST know the federal and state trucking laws. Big truck negligence often stems from a trucking company’s desire to save money. They often hire drivers with little experience and little knowledge of safety regulations. These companies also put pressure on drivers to work excessively long hours. Unfortunately, such conduct often results in poor driving decisions and catastrophic wrecks.
Big Truck Negligence
Trucking companies can be held liable for driver negligence, negligent training, negligent hiring, and negligent retention of unsuitable drivers. Your attorney should be able to expose any of the following negligent actions in your wreck:
- Driver inattention
- Excessive speed or aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Falsified trucking log books
- Improper truck operation and handling (including tailgating, failure to signal lane changes, or failure to stop at intersections)
When driver negligence causes a trucking wreck, victims are entitled to compensation. The insurance providers for the trucking companies act very quickly after a crash to minimize liability and limit the amount of compensation offered to injury victims. In order to receive a full recovery for your injuries, it is essential to IMMEDIATELY retain a lawyer experienced in trucking cases. Our firm is highly experienced in handling truck crash cases, and we stand ready to handle your case.
Let us help you get the full cash recovery you deserve. Call us today (606) 477-HALL.
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