If you or a family member have been in a catastrophic accident with a semitruck, you will need an attorney now. Truck accidents cause major damages that can easily run into the millions, and without the help of an experienced attorney, you are not likely to get a fair settlement from the trucker’s insurance carrier. Call our hotline at 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form for a free consultation with an experienced and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer. We’re here for you 24/7.
Last year, a major accident involving six tractor-trailers and a car killed two people and closed down I-75 in Rockcastle County for over nine hours. This was a type of accident commonly known as a pileup, where one vehicle rear-ends another that is either stopped or traveling at a slower speed, and there’s a chain reaction with several vehicles colliding. Pileups happen in heavy traffic when drivers are traveling too close to avoid hitting a vehicle that slows or stops ahead.
Accidents such as this one happen fast. If you’re caught in a disastrous truck accident, you will need to enlist the help of a truck accident lawyer immediately if you hope to recover fair compensation for your injuries and damages. News reports said that the cause of the accident was under investigation, but with a pileup, it’s a safe bet that more than one driver was traveling too close to the vehicle ahead.
When a pileup involves big semitrucks, the ensuing disaster is even worse than most. A witness to last year’s accident said the one car involved, which was caught between two big trucks, was crushed so that it looked like it had been through a compactor. The driver, a young soldier, was killed. The other victim who died in the wreck was a UPS driver. His truck was the last one to collide, and it burst into flames upon impact. A third accident victim was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Isaacs & Isaacs Truck Accident Law Firm Will Fight to Get Your Fair Settlement
Usually, when a big commercial truck collides with a smaller car, the occupants of the car suffer horribly if they survive. Because of this, damages can easily total millions of dollars. Insurance companies do not willingly pay out large settlements to accident victims.
When a major truck accident occurs, trucking insurance sends a team of investigators to the accident scene immediately. Their objective is to reduce liability for damages. They will look for any evidence they can find to prove that another driver, not their client, caused the accident.
In order to receive fair compensation for your injuries or for the death of your family member, you will need a truck accident law firm fighting for you that has the experience and resources to prove negligence on the part of the trucker, the trucking company and/or perhaps others responsible for causing the accident.
These cases are complicated, and without the help of an experienced attorney with the resources to conduct a thorough investigation, you have little hope of receiving the fair compensation you will need to pay for all your damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Wrongful death [link to the Berea, Kentucky, Wrongful Death Attorney page]
How Do Truck Accident Lawyers Prove Negligence Caused the Accident?
Isaacs & Isaacs will send out our own team of expert accident scene investigators after a major accident. Our experienced truck accident scene investigators know what to look for, such as physical evidence at the crash site and eyewitness testimony, to prove what exactly happened. We will demand to inspect the truck itself and all other vehicles involved in the accident. Our forensic experts routinely reconstruct trucking accidents and know what evidence to look for at the scene of the crash and on the vehicles involved.
An experienced trucking accident lawyer will review electronic records and evidence such as the truck driver’s cell phone, receipts for fuel and other tangible evidence that could prove that the trucker or another entity did not abide by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules. We will demand to review trucker logs, maintenance records and the black box recording on the truck.
Frequently, when there’s an accident involving a big semitruck, more than one party may be liable for damages. There are many other people and companies besides the driver who operate a big commercial truck. There are parts manufacturers, maintenance people, those involved in scheduling deliveries, those involved in loading and securing cargo, company administrators and many others.
An experienced truck accident lawyer knows how to uncover evidence that has been altered to escape liability. Some common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Unsecured loads
- Noncompliance with safety rules
- Blind spots
- Brake failure
There are numerous negligent causes of trucking accidents. In each trucking accident, an experienced team of accident reconstruction experts must piece together the evidence to prove what caused the accident and which parties are responsible.
Time Is Crucial to Recovering Fair Compensation in Truck Accident Claims
The sooner you call Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm, the faster we can begin investigating the cause of the accident and amassing the evidence to prove liability. Once we’ve amassed substantial evidence to prove what caused the accident, the liable parties will be more likely to offer the fair settlement you deserve. If necessary, we will take it to court to fight for your just compensation. We have done so many times. Isaacs & Isaacs attorneys have over 99-percent success in recovering fair compensation for accident victims in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm will assist you on a contingency basis: if we don’t win your just compensation, we won’t get paid. We have the resources and experience to prove your accident claim in order to demand every penny of fair compensation you deserve from all parties who are liable for your accident.
There’s a legal time limit called a statute of limitations that could bar you from recovering fair compensation if you delay acting. The statute can vary, depending on the facts of your case. It is crucial to act as soon as possible. Because Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyers understand the importance of rapid response, we’re on-call 24/7 to respond to serious accidents.
Call us now at 800-800-8888, or fill out our form to speak with a compassionate and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer without delay. You do not have to endure this calamity alone. We are here to fight for you.