You are heading home from work after a long week. You are excited because this weekend you and your family are going to go to the beach for some much-needed rest and relaxation. As you’re driving, you come up to an intersection and you stop at the red light. When the light turns green, you put your foot on the gas, crossing the intersection thinking about how wonderful your weekend with your family will be. Before you are able to react, you see that a semi trailer is careening down on you. The driver has run the red light, and now he is heading directly for your passenger vehicle.
The impact is so sudden and so powerful that you do not have time to process what is going on. Everything goes black. The next time you open your eyes, you are surrounded by your friends and family. However, you are not at the beach getting some R&R, but instead you are in a Jeffersontown hospital bed. You hear the doctor explain to your family the extent of your injuries and how long and painful your recovery process will be. In a blink of an eye, your life has changed forever.
Trucking Accidents Are More Common Than You Think
Scenarios like these are more common than most Kentucky residents think. According to statistics published by the US Department of Transportation, there are around half a million trucking accidents in the US each year. Ten percent of these result in fatalities. Approximately 12 percent of traffic fatalities involve a large trailer of 10,000 pounds or more. What makes these statements even more shocking is that of the fatalities that occur, 98 percent of them happen to the passenger of the small vehicle.
Why You Need the Help of an Experienced Attorney
The road to recovery after being the victim of a truck accident can be long, difficult, and expensive. The expense comes from two sources. On the one hand, you have the expense of medical bills and therapies connected to your recovery. On the other hand, you have the loss of income that comes from not being able to work after being injured. Just because you’re injured and just because you can’t work does not mean that the bills will stop. Insurance companies have the responsibility to compensate you for your financial losses as a result of their client’s negligence. However, insurance companies are experts at skating liability, or only paying out the minimum in compensation.
We at Isaacs & Isaacs understand the tricks that Jeffersontown insurance companies use. We have been in this business for more than two decades, and we have dealt with insurance companies from all over the area. In our 22 years of service, we have tried over 50,000 cases. We have been able to help our clients walk away with more than $700 million in judgments. We are able to do this because we understand the laws connected to operating a large truck on the road, we understand the liability that insurance companies have, and we have the resources and skills to take insurance companies on.
Kentucky insurance companies will try to intimidate you. They will try to trick you into believing that if you do not take the small settlement they offer, you and your family will walk away with nothing. At Isaacs & Isaacs we are not intimidated. We are willing to stand toe to toe with the insurance companies, with the trucking industry, and with anyone else who is responsible for our client’s injuries. We know the compensation that you and your family deserve, and we will not rest until you get it.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You
Our lawyers understand how to skillfully present evidence in a way that overcomes the burden of proof. As we have for so many of our other clients, we will work hard to get you the best outcome in court that your situation allows.
We are trained in accident investigation. Many people do not think about the investigation aspect of what the lawyer does for them, but it is essential. Remember, while you are still in your automobile waiting for the ambulance to arrive, the trucking company and their insurance is already gathering evidence and investigating the accident. As long as the driver of the truck is not severely injured, his first phone call is going to be to his trucking company. They will send representatives to take photographs and gather evidence for their narrative of what happened. So you need a lawyer who is going to get in there and investigate the situation from your perspective.
Our goal is to have the best outcome for you. We will secure key witnesses, we will gather experts, we will compile your medical bills, and we will create the best reconstruction of the events as possible. Contact us today for a free consultation. Tell us about your case and let us show you what we at Isaacs & Isaacs can do for you.