You finally got an afternoon free to spend some time with your kids. You decided to take them to a place you loved going to when you were younger, the Kentucky Railway Museum. They loved looking at the old trains, but the highlight for them was taking the train ride. All in all it was a great day and now everyone is ready to go home and take a nap. As you’re driving down down N. Main St., you notice a semi truck coming at you in the opposite direction. The vehicle is swearing erratically, and you try to get out of its way. Unfortunately, you can’t and the semi truck hits you head on.
Scenes like this one seem like something out of a horror movie or a suspense movie. However, scenes like these are taking place every single day, not only in Kentucky, but across the entire nation. Estimates show that in 2012, almost 4,000 people died in accidents involving large trucks. More than 104,000 people were injured. Every single one of these statistics represents an individual and a family whose life is forever changed. In many cases it is because of the negligence of a truck driver, a trucking company, or another responsible entity.
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer
At Isaacs & Isaacs we have spent decades battling for our New Haven clients who are victims of truck accidents. We have seen firsthand how difficult it is to battle against large corporations and their army of lawyers and insurance companies. Trucking companies and their insurance companies have the singular goal of getting their victims to settle for as little as possible. They understand that it is difficult, if not impossible, for an accident victim to to fight for their rights while at the same time trying to recover from a serious accident. Trucking companies and insurance companies will use the financial bind of their recovering victim as a leverage tool to get them to settle for less than they deserve. This is something that we at Isaacs & Isaacs cannot tolerate.
Our experienced New Haven attorneys have the resources and the access to investigatory tools that help them identify who the liable parties are and hold them accountable for their actions. In our history of dealing with more than 50,000 cases, we have seen very clearly that in truck accidents liability runs deep.
Truck drivers have the same responsibility for operating their vehicle safely on the road as do other vehicle operators. If they violate these responsibilities, they may be personally responsible for the accident. The vast majority of truck drivers are professionals who carry out their job in a safe way. Unfortunately, as the accident statistics attest, many drive recklessly or drive under the influence of uppers.
The trucking company also holds a measure of liability. This is especially true if their drivers are driving recklessly because of the unrealistic expectations that are put upon them by the company. At times, in order to make money, companies will overload their drivers with work and will not allow them to get the required amount of sleep. If a trucking company puts their desire to make profits above the safety of their drivers and as a result there is an accident, they must pay for their negligence.
Cargo companies can carry a measure of liability if the trucks they loaded have too much cargo or if the cargo was improperly loaded. When it is determined that this led to the accident, our lawyers will pursue a claim against the cargo company.
Truck and truck part manufacturers are responsible for creating high quality parts and upholding a high standard for the vehicles they create. Failure to do this can present a unique danger to drivers on the highway. If the truck that was involved in the accident was defective in any way or had a poor design, we may seek compensation from the truck manufacturer.
At Isaacs & Isaacs we will fight with everything we have to see to it that you and your family get the settlement you deserve. We will leave no stone unturned in determining liability. We will use our team of medical experts, expert witnesses, engineers, and law enforcement officials to build a case that accurately represents events with the goal of providing the best outcome for you.