If you or somebody you love have been in an accident with a big commercial truck, a bus or any vehicle weighing over 10,000 pounds, you need an experienced law firm at your side immediately. Isaacs & Isaacs is on call around-the-clock for such emergencies. You don’t have to face this ordeal alone. Call 800-800-8888 anytime to speak to a compassionate, experienced and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer.
Last year, a local man was seriously injured when a box truck traveling at highway speed rear-ended his stopped car at the intersection of KY 245 and Templin Avenue. He had to be extricated from his vehicle by emergency workers and eventually flown to the University of Louisville Hospital.
If you have survived a collision with a big commercial truck, chances are you’ve suffered disabling injuries, which will require extensive medical treatment and time off from work. You could easily be permanently disabled and may never be able to return to your former occupation. However, no matter whose fault the accident was or how badly you are hurt, without the help of an experienced trucking accident lawyer, you likely won’t receive a fair settlement from insurance to cover all your damages.
Trucking Insurance Companies Work Hard to Deny Liability After a Serious Accident
Occupants of smaller vehicles suffer horribly in accidents with big semitrucks. However, if you’re looking for compassion from the trucker’s insurance company, you may be terribly disappointed. As soon as the insurance company is notified that a serious accident has occurred, they will send a team of skilled professional investigators out to the scene of the crash. The investigators are looking for any evidence they can find to prove that other drivers, not the trucker, caused the accident. Because these settlements can easily run into millions of dollars, the investigators will be ruthless in trying to deflect liability from the trucking insurance company.
Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm has our own team of seasoned accident scene investigators who we send out to major crash sites as soon as somebody calls us for help. We know what to look for at an accident site in order to prove negligence on the part of the trucker or trucking company. We will be at your side to deflect questions that the insurance people may ask you. They have been known to pose as concerned bystanders at accident scenes to try to get victims to say something that could prove they were somewhat responsible for the crash. If anybody tries to question you at the scene of the crash or later at the hospital, the safest thing you can do is to direct them to speak to your trucking accident lawyer.
Truckers Owe a Higher Duty of Care Than Ordinary Drivers
Because these humongous trucks cause catastrophic injuries to occupants of smaller vehicles, CDL drivers have a higher duty of care than class C drivers. Big trucks and other vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The trucker and trucking company are supposed to keep careful logs and records to show compliance with FMCSA rules, but companies and truckers have been known to cheat on their log entries or even alter the record after an accident in order to hide negligence. An experienced truck accident lawyer knows how to check the records against other evidence and witness statements and can also file a lawsuit and subpoena employees to testify when necessary in order to prove that this is what happened.
FMCSA rules govern the size and weight of a load, the way the load is secured to the truck and the maintenance and condition of the truck itself. The trucker has to get regular physical exams and is not allowed to take certain prescription meds that could affect the ability to remain alert. Truckers are mandated to only drive a certain number of hours before resting, and there are rules regarding how many days they are allowed to work before taking time off. They are not allowed to text or talk on the phone while driving.
Isaacs & Isaacs skilled semitruck accident lawyers know how to find evidence to prove noncompliance with safety standards. We have the resources to investigate the accident thoroughly. We know about bad road and weather conditions that can cause or contribute to accidents. We know what to check for when reviewing records and tangible evidence such as the truck itself. We know what questions to ask witnesses and company employees to find out what exactly happened to cause your accident. Truck accidents are complicated. In some cases, more than one party is liable for your injuries.
Isaacs & Isaacs Truck Accident Law Firm Will Handle Your Claim for You While You Heal
Investigating, and if necessary, litigating commercial trucking accidents takes experience and money. Isaacs & Isaacs has the resources to bear the cost of proving what caused your accident and to file a lawsuit if necessary to get you the just compensation you will need to recover from your injuries and rebuild your life. If you have lost a loved one in a negligent trucking accident, we will file an action for wrongful death. If we don’t get you your just compensation, you don’t owe us anything.
This is Darryl Isaacs’s personal guarantee. We want to help you to recover from your accident and go forward in the best way possible. You shouldn’t have to worry about negotiations with insurance or proving liability at this time. If you would like to enlist our help, call us now at 800-800-8888, or fill out our form for a no-obligation consultation and claim evaluation with an experienced, aggressive and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer. Let us help you through this. We are here for you 24/7.