You just finished an enjoyable night on the town in New Castle with your friends. Now, you’re driving home and thinking about the activities you have planned for tomorrow. You approach a red light and bring your automobile to a stop. When the light turns green, you drive through the intersection, but before you know it, you are blindsided by an 18 wheeler. Your automobile is struck on the passenger side, and it is completely totaled. Shortly after the accident the ambulance arrives and you are transported to the hospital.
If you were to find yourself in this circumstance, it is likely that the injuries you would have sustained would be serious. Automobile accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks leave the victim with serious injuries. This is because tractor-trailer trucks are so much larger and so much heavier than a passenger vehicle.
If you are in this situation, your first thought might be to call a personal injury lawyer. While contacting a lawyer is a good idea, contacting a run-of-the-mill personal injury lawyer or a run-of-the-mill car accident lawyer may not be in your best interest. While they have some experience dealing with insurance companies for automobiles, they may have little or no experience dealing with commercial trucks. This is an entirely different beast that requires a skill set that most lawyers do not have. However, truck accidents is where we at the law office of Isaacs & Isaacs have experience.
We at Isaacs & Isaacs have been litigating truck accident cases in Kentucky for more than two decades. We have had more than 50,000 clients, and we have been able to win awards in excess of $700 million for our clients. Here are some reasons why you would benefit from hiring us:
We Can Determine Liability: Determining liability in a truck accident case is difficult. With automobile accidents, it’s usually straightforward. Police officers usually arrive and interview all the parties involved, and they say who they believe is liable. However, with a commercial truck,determining liability is very complicated. With a commercial truck, there are multiple parties who might be liable. These include the truck driver, the company that they work for, the truck manufacturer, as well as the truck mechanics. Anyone who had a responsibility to maintain the truck, keep the truck safe, and keep the driver alert and awake, but did not meet their responsibilities could be held liable for the accident.
We Understand the Legal Process: In our 22 years working with clients, we at Isaacs & Isaacs have become very familiar with the legal apparatus in Kentucky. We have learned how to use the discovery process to our client’s advantage. This means that in addition to the work we do getting an accident investigator to identify the cause of the accident, we also know what documentation to request from the defense attorney. We know what documentation the defense and insurance companies may want to hide, and we’ll make sure that everything that is favorable to you comes to light while you are in court.
We Can Negotiate for You: In a typical automobile accident, the negotiation process is pretty much straightforward. Your attorney will negotiate with the other party’s insurance company. However, when the accident involves an over the road truck, there are usually more people involved. Our lawyers are skilled at negotiating with multiple parties at the same time, all with the goal of getting the best outcome for you.
We Understand Trucking Laws and Regulations: Because of the dangers involved in operating over the road trucks, over the road trucking is monitored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. They have the responsibility to administer guidelines on truck safety as well as on driver safety. There are additional restrictions that apply to over the road trucks that do not apply to normal passenger vehicles. For example, there are laws that govern how long a truck driver can drive during the week. Our attorneys are familiar with these laws, and we will use them to your benefit.
Our record of success fighting for New Castle residents more than speaks for itself. We are not afraid to go toe to toe with the insurance companies or large trucking companies in order to get our clients what they deserve. Contact us today and let us set up a free consultation with you and discuss your case.