Trucking Accidents

What should I do if I am injured in a Trucking Accident?

A traffic accident involving a commercial truck, such as an eighteen-wheeler or another large freight carrier, can be much more catastrophic than an ordinary car.

Can I sue the at-fault driver?
Most no-fault states allow you to sue the other driver for severe damages. Simply put, if you’ve made a claim with the other party’s insurance company, negotiated extensively with them, and they still aren’t covering all your expenses, your next step may be to initiate a lawsuit against the other driver.

What is a Truck Driver Accident and Trucking liability law? 
Truck accident law covers personal injuries sustained by occupants of a passenger vehicle as a result of a collision with a commercial freight truck, also known as an 18-wheeler or “big rig.” Liability in these cases is premised on the doctrine of negligence.

What Should I Do right After My Truck Accident?
When you have been involved in a truck accident, the first thing most people should do is call emergency services and make sure to seek professional medical services for any injury you have from the accident. Truck accidents usually cause more severe injuries and damage and your health is the number one priority. So make sure you take care of your health first.

If you are physically able, you can check on any other possible victims and then wait for the police to get there. Always be sure to get medical treatment even if you do not believe you have sustained an injury, as some symptoms take time to develop. After your Truck accident, you should try and collect as much evidence as possible. You could also ask anyone who witnessed the accident to stay at the scene until the police arrive and take down statements from them if you are stable enough to do so safely.

Frequently Asked Questions About Trucking Accidents

You can sue a trucking company for equipment failure that caused an accident and injury. A truck must be safe before it is put on the road. If a truck company and truck driver puts a dangerous vehicle on the road whereby causing injury you can sue them for damages.

You can sue a trucking company for failing to safely secure cargo. A truck driver and truck company must avoid injuring other persons on the road. If they don’t secure a load and injury is caused by that negligence than a lawsuit or claim can be filed against the driver and company.

You can sue a trucking company for poor vehicle maintenance that caused an injury. A trucking company must avoid injuring persons through negligent acts. Failing to take proper case of a vehicle is negligent. If the failure to take care of the truck causes injury than you can sue.

Truck crashes include: wide turn, blind spot, tire blowout, jackknife, rear end, underride, lost load, head on and t-bone injury. Due to the size and weight of tractor trailers they often cause significant injury. Make sure to report a truck crash to the police and seek the medical treatment you need.

Negligence in a trucking accident is the violation of a duty. What this really means is that truck driver and truck company need to be as safe as possible and avoid causing injury to other persons. They have a “duty” to do this. If they “breach” that duty and injure somebody than the truck driver …
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A truck accident lawyer handles all sort of truck crash scenarios. I have handled rear-end, t-bone, head on, unsafe load, side swipe, and objects flying off the truck resulting in injury cases. Kentucky has UPS and our central location means that many truck drivers are on our roadway. This causes crashes.

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