Aggressive legal representation for seriously injured in 18 wheeler accidents in Kentucky and Indiana
Our national economy relies heavily on the tractor-trailers that haul goods across our highways. But when something goes wrong, a commercial truck can be highly destructive, causing catastrophic and fatal injuries as it crushes vehicles in its path. If you are seriously injured in a commercial truck accident in Kentucky, the Schuler Law Office in Louisville is here to help. Our knowledgeable accident attorneys fight aggressively for full compensation, including the costs of medical treatment, your lost earnings, and damages for your pain and suffering. We have the skill and experience to help you prove liability to get the compensation you deserve.
Skillful management of severe truck accident injury cases
Due to the size and weight of common carriers, injuries from truck accidents tend to be more severe than those from passenger car accidents, especially when collisions occur at highway speed. Common truck accident injuries include:
- Crushed and broken bones
- Burns and disfigurement
- Concussion and traumatic brain injury
- Exposure to caustic or toxic cargo
- Internal organ damage
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, and quadriplegia
- Shock due to blood loss
- Wrongful death
Our attorneys have the experience to manage cases of catastrophic injury and deliver positive results.
Proving liability after a trucking accident in Louisville
Truck accidents often have devastating consequences. In 2015, the Commonwealth of Kentucky saw 9,196 collisions in which a truck was involved, resulting in 100 fatalities and more than 2,000 injuries. The majority of fatal and serious injury collisions occurred on interstates, U.S. highways, and state highways, where 82 people were killed and 1,205 were injured.
Truck accidents can be caused by many different factors, including operator error, aggressive driving, distracted driving, speeding, and driver fatigue. According to the Kentucky State Police, the leading mechanical causes of truck accidents in 2015, in order of frequency, were:
- Tire failure
- Poor load securement
- Defective brakes
- Oversized load
- Tow-hitch defect/separation of units
- Lighting defects other than headlights
- Steering failure
- Vehicle overweight
- Headlight defect
For any commercial truck accident, there are numerous potential defendants. Those defendants may include:
- The truck driver
- The owner of the truck
- The trucking company
- The manufacturer of the parts
- The cargo company
State and federal regulations establish standards that trucking companies and drivers must meet. Because of these regulations, proving liability in a trucking accident and obtaining compensation can be complicated, requiring an experienced personal injury attorney with the resources to battle powerful insurers. Our attorneys have those resources and know how to use the discovery process to compel disclosure of company records to help establish fault.
Consult an experienced truck accident attorney in Louisville
The Schuler Law Office in Louisville provides experienced and effective truck accident representation throughout Kentucky as well as Southern Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana. We charge no attorney fees until you recover through a settlement or verdict. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 502-568-9000 or contact us online.