A recent crash involving a Honda and a tractor-trailer on Versailles Road in Frankfort injured two and killed one. Investigators say that drivers drive over the posted speed limit of 45 mph as a matter of course on this road. Earlier this year, four people were seriously injured in a crash on U.S. 60, when a car ran up a ramp of a truck carrying other cars, then fell over.
Commercial trucks are so dangerous to other vehicles that the federal government has created an agency whose main job is to monitor the way they are driven on our nation’s roads and keep other drivers safe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration creates the rules and guidelines that vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds must follow, but frequently, truckers and trucking companies break FMCSA rules in an attempt to move more cargo faster and make more money. Because of this, horrific accidents involving commercial trucks cause billions of dollars worth of property damage and untold misery and death each year.
If you or somebody you love have been in a collision with a giant truck that outweighs and outsizes your vehicle many times over, you are likely badly injured. Kentucky no-fault insurance won’t begin to cover the damages you’ve suffered, and in order to get the just compensation you’ll need, you must seek immediate assistance from a trucking accident lawyer. An experienced attorney knows what to look for in one of these catastrophes to prove that the trucker or trucking company was negligent in following the FMCSA rules.
We Will Send a Team of Accident Scene Investigators Out ASAP
Commercial trucking insurance carriers are notified right away when there’s been an accident involving one of their drivers. They send a team of skilled accident scene investigators right out, and these insurance people are not there to objectively assess what caused the collision. They are there to look for evidence to blame the other drivers and avoid liability that can easily run into millions of dollars.
Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm sends our own seasoned team of investigators out too, in order to protect our clients’ interests. We will not allow a trucking company or their insurance people to cover up negligence or blame the accident on our injured client. As soon as you call us, and hopefully that will be right after the accident occurs, we can begin to investigate, interview witnesses and preserve evidence at the accident site. Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyers will shield you from the trucking insurance people, and we will find out what happened to cause the wreck and who all is liable.
In many vehicle accidents, more than one driver involved is at least partly responsible. However, CDL drivers owe a much higher duty of care to drive safely, and they have a very strict set of rules to follow, including how many hours they are allowed to drive without resting, keeping the truck in good repair at all times, proper loading of their vehicle and keeping current records of everything they do while they are hauling cargo. If they do not adhere to the strict rules set by the FMCSA, they have been negligent and are liable for damages when an accident occurs.
Isaacs & Isaacs Truck Accident Lawyers Will Fight for You
Chances are you or your loved one were too badly hurt to call an attorney soon after the wreck. Whatever the situation, when you enlist our help, we will do what we have to do to gain access to any records that can prove liability, including filing a lawsuit. The trucking company is not obligated to allow us to review the CDL driver’s logs, to inspect the CDL driver’s cellphone, to interview company employees or listen to the black box recording that many trucks have in case of an accident. There’s a lot of evidence that an injured party (and their skilled truck accident lawyer) would need to file a lawsuit to gain access to.
There are a lot of people involved in keeping a commercial truck running, and a big rig has a multitude of parts, all of which must be kept in good repair. If a defective part contributed to your accident, the manufacturer would be strictly liable for damages. If the truck was improperly loaded, if a repair was not done correctly, if the company or driver retreaded a tire instead of replacing it or if the company pressured drivers to work longer hours, any of these factors could cause a serious accident. Distracted driving is a big factor in trucking accidents because CDL drivers work long hours, and it’s hard to remain alert during these shifts.
It Won’t Cost You Anything to Enlist Our Help
Isaacs & Isaacs semi-truck accident lawyers will represent you on a contingency fee basis: you don’t pay anything until and unless we get you your money. We will bear the cost of investigating and, if necessary, litigating your case, and we will fight hard to get you every single penny you are entitled to from all liable parties. We believe that the only way to make our highways safe and force the trucking industry to adhere to FMCSA regulations is to hold commercial trucking accountable to the limit the law allows when they break the rules and cause a major crash.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Are On-Call 24/7 to Respond to Emergencies
Time is crucial in gathering evidence and protecting an injured victim of a commercial truck accident. The stakes are high, and our skilled attorneys remain on call around-the-clock to respond rapidly when there’s been a major accident. You can reach us anytime by calling 800-800-8888, or fill out our online form to consult with an experienced and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer.