Kentucky Truck Accident Attorney
The Truth About Truck Accidents
Commercial truck drivers are held to strict regulations and high standards. Because driving long distances and delivering cargo on a tight deadline are parts of a truck driver's job description, many drivers will try to skirt around the laws in order to get from Point A to Point B faster. Unfortunately, concentrating on a more substantial paycheck or more profit rather than on the safety of the shared roads has led to serious injuries and damages to many motorists across the nation.
In fact, due to the sheer size of tractor-trailers, the damage caused by a collision can be catastrophic. From total property damage to fatality, truck accidents are no small matter. If a negligent commercial driver caused your accident, you must take legal action with a Kentucky truck accident attorney at the Kirk Law Firm, PLLC immediately. You only have up to two years to file a claim, and the longer you wait, the easier it is for details to be forgotten, truck logs to be lost, and the impact of a collision downplayed.
Call (888) 869-5958 today to talk to a skilled lawyer about your truck accident.
Maximizing Your Compensation After a Serious Accident
If you were involved in a trucking collision, do not accept just any offer from the insurance company without first speaking with a qualified Kentucky truck accident lawyer. Oftentimes, injured truck accident victims will agree to the first offer that they receive, simply because they do not want to pursue legal action. Most often, however, victims are unaware of their right to pursue the full amount of their damages.
A successful truck accident claim may include compensation for:
- Medical bills or emergency treatment
- Follow-up treatment, including rehabilitation expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages or potential loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral or burial costs
- Loss of companionship
Because you could be up against the negligent truck driver, the trucking company, and the insurance company that represents the trucking company, it is crucial to involve a seasoned legal professional who can assert your rights and protect your interests. These companies often have considerable resources and teams of attorneys to try to counter personal injury or wrongful death claims. You need a powerful ally of your own to fight for you.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Getting to the bottom of what caused your accident will be an important part of the counsel provided to you by Kirk Law Firm, PLLC, should we work together on your claim. We often work with accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, engineers, and other professionals to investigate and prove fault for victims of collisions with big rigs, tractor-trailers, dump trucks, garbage trucks, and other large vehicles.
Serving all of Kentucky, we have the wherewithal to take on cases involving:
- Overloaded trucks, improperly secured cargo, and unbalanced truck loads
- Fatigued and overworked truck operators
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driving under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs
- Distracted truck operators
- Poorly maintained trucks and their parts or systems
- Defective truck and auto parts
- Dangerous and poorly maintained roadways
- Unsafe lane changes and failures to check blind spots
- Aggressive and reckless driving by truck operators
Since 1971, our firm has fought for the rights of the injured. Our experience serves us well in identifying cause and pursuing compensation from all possible sources, to help the victims of truck accidents seek verdicts and settlements that can build better and more stable futures for themselves and their families.
Talk to a Knowledgeable Lawyer at Our Kentucky Firm
As experienced trial attorneys who have handled many personal injury and truck accident cases, we know how to analyze your claim and total the damages into a quantifiable monetary amount. At Kirk Law Firm, PLLC, we channel all of our efforts into ensuring that you receive the maximum amount of compensation for which you are eligible. We work tirelessly, so you are not stuck paying for the reckless actions of someone else.
Contact Kirk Law Firm, PLLC to get a professional opinion on your claim. We have dedicated our practice to helping victims of negligence receive the financial compensation they need in order to obtain proper medical attention.
For your confidential truck accident consultation, call (888) 869-5958 or contact us online.