Build Your Case With an Ashland, KY Truck Crash Lawyer
Darryl Isaacs — The Hammer — and the Kentucky truck accident lawyers at Isaacs & Isaacs handle cases where victims in Ashland, Kentucky have been injured in a crash involving a large truck or commercial vehicle. Some of these vehicles can include:
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If you or somebody you love has been injured or killed in an accident involving a big commercial truck, you should seek legal help immediately. Isaacs & Isaacs truck injury attorneys are standing by 24/7 to assist you rapidly after a serious truck accident.
There have been a lot of serious accidents involving commercial trucks in Boyd County recently. Last August, a gigantic dump truck crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic before landing in a ditch on the side of Route 60. Last May, a semi-truck lost control, ran through a guardrail and flipped onto the railroad track by U.S. 23, spilling hundreds of gallons of fuel. And most recently, a semi-truck crashed into a building at 13th and Central right here in Ashland. No other smaller vehicles were involved in the recent crashes, though when a big truck loses control, it could very easily crash into a smaller car. When this happens, the resulting damage and injuries to occupants of the smaller vehicle are nightmarish.
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer After Your Commercial Truck Accident
When a big commercial truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the damages can easily run into millions of dollars. If victims survive the crash, they frequently suffer disabling injuries that can require multiple surgeries, round-the-clock nursing care and physical rehabilitation.
The victim might never be able to return to work. Because of this, the trucking company or independent trucker’s insurance carrier will begin investigating the crash immediately to try to blame the accident, or at least part of it, on another driver. Insurance companies do not willingly pay out big claims.
A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs All About Truck Accidents
Attorney Darryl Isaacs — The Hammer — sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
The sad truth is that the worse your injuries are, the harder the trucking insurance company will work against you. Without an experienced and aggressive truck accident law firm in your corner, you are no match for these skilled professionals, especially when you are seriously hurt.
As soon as they are notified of the accident, the trucker’s insurance carrier will dispatch a team of skilled accident scene investigators to the crash site. The purpose of their investigation is to look for evidence they can use against other drivers. When you read in the news report that the cause of the accident is under investigation, be assured the trucking insurance company has their people at the scene along with local law enforcement. They might have a drone above the site taking pictures.
Our Ashland Truck Accident Law Firm In-House Investigators
We have attorneys on our team who used to work in insurance defense, and we have insider knowledge of the strategies insurance companies commonly use to try and deny or reduce liability. After you call us for help, we will send our own team of skilled investigators to the accident scene to record and preserve evidence and gather the contact information of witnesses.
Our attorneys will be at your side rapidly to protect you from the insurance people. If anybody who is not an emergency medical worker or in law enforcement tries to question you about the accident, your safest response is to tell them to speak to your truck accident lawyer. Do not talk about the accident, and don’t sign any papers, especially if insurance reps want to negotiate with you while you’re heavily medicated because of your injuries.
Fighting to Prove Negligence Caused Your Injuries
Because big commercial trucks can cause such serious damage in collisions with smaller vehicles, they are held to a higher standard than other drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates commercial vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds. There are standards that truckers and companies that use big vehicles must adhere to, and if they have not strictly followed the FMCSA rules, negligence can result in an accident.
Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm will file a lawsuit if necessary to gain access to evidence which the trucking company has no obligation to disclose outside of a civil lawsuit. The kind of evidence that could prove negligence includes:
- The driver’s log
- Maintenance and inspection records
- The truck itself
- The black box recording on the truck
- The driver’s cell phone
- Testimony of company employees under oath at a deposition
- Company records including electronic files
The above are just some of the kinds of evidence we could look at, depending on the facts of your case. In some cases, evidence has been uncovered in a lawsuit that led to criminal charges filed against company employees.
Isaacs & Isaacs Semi Truck Accident Lawyers Are Here for You Now
The average person is no match for big trucking and its insurance carriers. If you’ve been in an accident with a big rig, you may not even know how the accident happened without the help of an attorney. Our experienced team of truck accident lawyers will investigate the accident thoroughly. After we amass enough evidence to build a strong case, chances are the insurance company will offer a fair settlement. These cases rarely go to trial, but we are ready to take it to trial if necessary to demand every penny of compensation you deserve and will need to rebuild your life.
It won’t cost you anything to enlist our help. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis: if we don’t get you your money, we won’t get paid! Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury law firm has over 99-percent success in winning fair compensation for accident victims in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
Our trucking accident lawyers serve clients in all 50 states. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys, fill out our free case evaluation form or give us a call 24/7 at 800-800-8888.