Were You Injured In A Truck Accident In Franklin County?
Colliding with a semi truck or other large commercial vehicle can change your life forever. Your passenger vehicle has little defense against such a large truck, especially if you are traveling at high speeds. Such an accident could leave you with catastrophic injuries, or even the death of a loved one.
At Robinson Salyers, PLLC, we understand the impact a truck accident can have on you and your family. Our injury attorneys have over 35 years of combined experience helping clients recover after an accident with a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle. We have an office conveniently located in the heart of Frankfort on Main Street.
Where Do Truck Accidents Happen In Franklin County?
Accidents can happen anywhere, of course, including truck accidents, but where do they happen in Franklin County? Franklin County includes the county seat, Frankfort, and the areas around it. Frankfort may be the state capital, but much of the area outside of Frankfort is rural, which means many accidents happen on highways, including:
Unfortunately, accidents on highways often include high speeds and an increase in speed can mean an increase in damage, injuries and, unfortunately, fatalities.
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Just as with any auto accident, a variety of factors can cause a truck accident, including negligence. Truck accidents have a few special factors involved, as well, however. Common causes of these accidents include:
- Driver fatigue, including violations of hour regulations
- Improper licensing or training
- Improperly secured or loaded truckload
- Reckless or dangerous driving, including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Lack of regular truck maintenance leading to part malfunctions such as brake failures or tire blowouts
- Manufacturer defect of a truck part
As you can see from this list, not all of these causes are linked to negligence on the part of the driver. Negligence on the part employer, the company that loaded the truck, and even maintenance crews and manufacturers can all contribute to an accident. Liability can be especially difficult to pin down in a case like this, which is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to make sure you recover everything to which you are entitled.
Discuss Your Case With Us
We are ready to help you find a resolution to your case, whether through a negotiated settlement or taking your case to trial. Schedule a meeting at our Frankfort office today by calling 502-257-5417 or sending us an online message.