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Challenging Trucking Companies And Insurers After Your Collision

Kentucky and federal trucking regulations are designed to keep our roads safer. When truck drivers and their employers choose to violate these safety rules, their actions can have catastrophic consequences.

If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Our personal injury attorneys are fierce litigators. They will fight to secure a settlement or verdict that covers the losses you have sustained, including long-term damage such as disability.

Holding Negligent Commercial Drivers Accountable

When a truck driver’s pay is determined by mileage, the extra hours spent behind the wheel can lead a driver to stay on longer than they should. Driver fatigue can result in slower reaction times.

Our lawyers have years of experience studying truck accident evidence and assembling a solid case of negligence. Our team is current on standards set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) relating to:

  • Freight weight
  • Truck maintenance
  • Hours spent driving without a rest break
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Driver training and fitness
  • Electronically stored information (ESI)

In some cases, trucking companies and their drivers choose to destroy or falsify records to avoid responsibility. Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, knows how to use the law to combat these tactics and obtain justice for our clients. Reach out to us today to speak to a concerned legal professional and file a personal injury claim.

What Are The Common Causes Of Truck Accidents? 

Several actions, behaviors and technical errors can lead to a truck accident. They can include: 

  • Distracted driving: When truck drivers are texting, making phone calls, eating or taking their eyes off what’s in front of them, it can result in a severe accident. 
  • Drowsy driving: If truck drivers are exhausted from driving outside their regular working hours or driving without sufficient sleep, they may struggle to pay attention and make quick, effective decisions while behind the wheel. 
  • Improper loading of cargo: How truck drivers load products into their semis can significantly affect how safe the truck is to drive. If the car has unevenly distributed weight in the trailer, it could cause it to slide or tip over on the highway, resulting in a severe accident. 
  • Poor truck maintenance: When truck drivers don’t routinely check out and fix truck brakes, lights, suspension, tires and other maintenance matters, they’re not just putting their vehicles at risk, they’re putting other drivers at risk as well. 

You don’t deserve to endure long-term pain and suffering without proper compensation after getting hurt by a negligent truck driver. Call us today at 270-446-5879 so we can help you pursue the damages and justice you deserve. 

What Kind Of Compensation Can You Receive From A Truck Accident Settlement?

There are multiple ways you can utilize settlement damages from your truck accident injury; some of the things you can use it for include: 

  • Covering lost wages due to time away from work
  • Paying medical bills associated with your injury recovery
  • Covering emotional damages due to pain and suffering

You are entitled to use your compensation however you choose. The amount you get from your case can depend on numerous factors. However, we will do everything possible to help you seek the maximum damages you deserve.

What Are The Statutes Of Limitations For Truck Accident Injuries? 

You have approximately two years to pursue damages from a truck accident in Kentucky. That two years starts on the day that the injury occurred. However, there are some exceptions. For example, suppose you were not a legal adult when the accident occurred. In that case, your statute of limitations may not start until you turn 18. 

Our Legal Team Stands Up To Trucking Companies And Their Insurers. Reach An Advocate Who Cares.

Please contact our firm today to schedule your free and confidential consultation at any of our offices in Owensboro, Hartford, Madisonville, Bowling Green or Evansville. You can easily contact us by filling out our online questionnaire or calling 270-446-5879.