Kentucky Truck Accident Attorney
At Bryant Law Center, our Kentucky truck accident attorneys can provide high-quality legal services if you need to go up against a truck driver or trucking company in pursuit of justice and financial compensation for a collision. We understand how these complicated cases work and can guide you through the legal process using personalized strategies. Bryant Law Center P.S.C. is your local injury law firm – we are prepared to do what it takes to help you recover from a truck accident.
Why Clients Choose Bryant Law Center.
- Our success rate speaks for itself. We have won multiple record-setting verdicts and recovered over $100 million in verdicts & settlements, including many successful truck accident cases.
- We are a small Kentucky law firm that gets big results. We have over 30 years of experience that we put to work on getting the best possible resolutions for our clients.
- Our Kentucky truck accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, with no fees charged to our clients unless we win the case.
How Can a Truck Accident Attorney Help You?
Truck accidents are some of the most catastrophic types of collisions in Kentucky. In an accident between a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck, the latter always wins. If you or a loved one has serious injuries from a truck accident, it is critical to hire an attorney to represent you. An attorney will fight for the financial compensation that your family needs to pay for current and latent medical costs, giving you greater peace of mind about your future. Hiring a lawyer can also allow you to concentrate on your recovery while the law firm handles case investigation and negotiations with a trucking company on your behalf.
What Sets 18-Wheeler Accidents Apart From Standard Car Accidents?
Semi-truck, big rig and 18-wheeler accidents are not the same as typical car accidents in Kentucky. A crash involving a commercial truck has unique elements that can make it more difficult for victims to recover financially. At Bryant Law Center, our attorneys have years of experience handling truck accident cases. We understand what these cases involve and what it takes to win.
Federal Safety Standards
Commercial trucks are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – an organization in charge of creating and enforcing safety laws for common carriers. All trucking companies must obey these laws, which include hours-of-service restrictions, alcohol and drug testing mandates, fleet maintenance rules, and cargo securement standards.
Many large trucks in Kentucky carry hazardous materials and cargo, such as oil, gas, fireworks, ammunition, lithium-ion batteries and dry ice. In an accident, trucks may spill their hazardous cargo and cause fires, toxic fumes or explosions. This can lead to more serious injuries for crash victims, as well as damage to nearby houses or buildings.
An 18-wheeler is much larger and heavier than a passenger vehicle – outweighing the average car by 20 to 30 times. This means that the smaller car can get crushed or obliterated in an accident and its occupants can suffer serious to catastrophic injuries that will have a long-term or permanent impact.
Unique Types of Evidence
Truck accidents often have special types of evidence available to support a personal injury claim. This can include the truck’s black box, electronic logging devices, trucking company records, maintenance logs, in-cab cameras, truck driver medical histories and DOT safety ratings.
Going up against a trucking company is not the same as going up against an individual vehicle driver. A trucking company has powerful resources and aggressive legal teams to fight liability for truck accidents. The best way to balance the scales and protect your rights is by hiring an attorney in Kentucky.
You have enough to worry about as someone who has been badly injured in a truck accident in Kentucky. You should not also have to navigate the unique elements of a personal injury claim on your own. You can hire a truck accident attorney to handle the legal side of your case for you. The right attorney can efficiently and effectively navigate the elements of your case on your behalf.
Who Is Liable for a Semi-Truck Accident in Kentucky?
According to the Kentucky Transportation Center, large trucks in Kentucky were involved in 1,315 injury collisions and 106 fatal collisions in 2020. Many of these accidents were caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver and/or trucking company. Negligence in personal injury law refers to the failure to act with reasonable care, such as a trucking company breaking federal safety laws or failing to properly train truck drivers.
A trucking company could cause or contribute to a truck accident in Kentucky in many ways, such as:
- Defective equipment
- Brake failures
- Poor cargo securement
- Truck overloading
- Broken safety laws
- Pressuring drivers to drive past hours-of-service regulations
- Poor fleet maintenance
- Lack of truck driver training
- Truck driver fatigue or driver inattention
- Lack of truck driver background checks
- No truck driver drug or alcohol testing
If a trucking company committed an act of negligence that contributed to the accident, it could be liable for the victim’s losses. A trucking company could also be vicariously liable for the mistakes of a truck driver, even if the driver is an independent contractor. Other potentially liable parties in your truck accident case in Kentucky can include the cargo company, a maintenance team, a truck manufacturer, or a truck owner/operator.
Damages Available for Injured Truck Accident Victims in Kentucky
With an attorney from Bryant Law Center by your side, you and your family may be able to recover financial compensation for many past and future losses associated with your recent truck accident. The financial compensation available may pay for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, lost wages, pain and suffering, legal fees, and more. You may also qualify for wrongful death damages if a loved one tragically lost his or her life in a fatal truck accident. Discuss the value of your case with one of our attorneys today.
Call (270) 550-1230 for a Free Truck Accident Case Review in Kentucky
Learn your rights and legal options as an injured victim of a truck accident and get the answers to questions that you need. Send us a message online or call (270) 550-1230 to schedule a free case review. During a free consultation at our local Paducah or Louisville, Kentucky law office, you can speak directly to the Kentucky personal injury attorney who will be handling your case. We can help you get through this distressing time.