Truck Accident Injury Attorneys Representing Shelby County Clients
Because it is located between the two major metro areas of Louisville and Lexington, Shelby County sees a lot more semi-truck traffic than many other similarly sized communities. You are likely to encounter numerous trucks as you drive on any of the larger highways, including the east-west routes of I-64 and US 60 or the north-south routes of KY 53 and KY 55.
Unfortunately, heavy truck traffic comes with an increased rate of truck accidents. And compared to accidents between two smaller vehicles, truck accidents are far more likely to result in catastrophic injuries or death. At Robinson Salyers, PLLC, we know how physically devastating truck accidents can be for victims and how legally complex they often become when victims try to pursue fair compensation. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we are ready to fight for you and to hold negligent truck drivers and trucking companies responsible for the harms they have caused.
Why Are Truck Accidents So Common?
In many cases, truck crashes can be attributed to negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company or both. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver fatigue and drowsy driving
- Unskilled truck drivers who are poorly trained or improperly licensed
- Distracted driving, including distractions from communications technologies trucking companies require drivers to use
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Drunk and drugged driving
- Mechanical problems like worn-out brakes and bald tires, resulting from a failure to inspect, maintain and repair vehicles regularly
- Violations of trucking industry regulations, such as limits on consecutive hours of service
- Carrying cargo loads that are too heavy, unbalanced or improperly secured
If your accident was caused by the truck driver’s actions or inactions, the trucking company will also be held jointly liable because it is responsible for hiring, training and supervising all employees. Any litigation will also include the insurer providing the trucking company’s commercial policy.
Seek Help From An Attorney Quickly To Maximize Your Legal Options
Commercial insurance policies can provide millions of dollars in coverage, which means that both insurers and trucking companies are especially eager to deny or minimize their own liability. Insurance adjusters will likely respond quickly to reports of a truck accident, visiting the accident site, collecting evidence and trying to find ways to blame victims or other drivers for the crash.
For this and other reasons, you should contact our firm as soon as reasonably possible after a serious truck accident. We conduct our own thorough investigation to set the record straight on what happened and who was at fault. We won’t allow insurance companies to push you around or make lowball settlement offers. We are always prepared to take your case to trial if defendants refuse to settle the case for an amount that meets your needs and respects what you’ve been through.
Offering Free Initial Consultations – Contact Us Today
With an office in Shelbyville, Robinson Salyers, PLLC, serves clients throughout Shelby County and the surrounding areas of Kentucky. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your legal options, call us at 502-220-4439 or fill out our online contact form.