You and some friends have decided that you were going to be adventurous and try your hand at scuba diving at the Pennyroyal Scuba Center at the Blue Springs Resort. You had the time of your life learning to scuba dive and seeing lots of interesting things. Now, you’re driving down Hopkinsville County Road 68 on your way home. Out of the blue, a tractor trailer loses control and cuts right in front of you. You try to maneuver, but no matter what you do, you cannot seem to get out of the vehicle’s way. The last thing you remember is the terrified look on your friend’s faces and the sound of screeching brakes as you slam into the tractor-trailer.
Scenes like this take place time and time again on US roads. In fact, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that in 2012, almost 4,000 people were killed in automobile crashes with large trucks. They classify large trucks as trucks that weigh more than 10,000 pounds. What makes this statistic so much sadder is the fact that in the vast majority of cases the fatalities occurred with the individuals in the smaller passenger vehicles as opposed to the operators of the tractor-trailer trucks.
During that same year, over 104,000 individuals were injured in automobile collisions with large trucks. Again, the overwhelmingly large majority of the injured individuals were the passengers of the smaller vehicles.
Why You Need a Hopkinsville Attorney
The second a large tractor-trailer driver is in an automobile accident, he or she sets a process in motion that is designed to protect themselves, the company they work for, and their company’s insurer from liability. Their goal is to place sole responsibility for the accident on you, the driver of the passenger vehicle.
One of the first phone calls these truck drivers will make is to their employer. Their employer in turn will contact the company’s lawyers, accident investigators, and insurance company. There have been many cases where the accident investigators arrived to the accident scene even before law enforcement did. From the second they get there, these investigators are gathering evidence with the goal of showing that their driver was not responsible for the crash. Meanwhile, you as the victim of the automobile are either checking over your own injuries or looking after the injuries of those who are with you in the car.
This underscores the importance of you having a Kentucky truck accident attorney working with you in the hours and days following the accident. At Isaacs & Isaacs the second we take your case, we start a process in motion investigating the accident and looking for evidence that is favorable toward you.
With more than 22 years of experience and more than 50,000 cases handled, we know the tricks that insurance companies play. And we will have none of it. Our investigators work with us to understand the truth behind what happened at the accident. Our lawyers are in constant contact with the parties that could be liable for the accident. These include the truck driver, the truck driver’s insurance company, the company that owns the trucks, as well as the truck manufacturer. We collect any evidence that these individuals gathered through their own investigations and examine it thoroughly.
What We Can Do for You
Insurance companies realize that if you are injured in a truck accident, you are going to have medical bills into the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars. They also realize that it is likely that as a result of your injury, you are not able to work. So your daily expenses are constantly growing. They use the fact that you are in need of money as leverage to get you to accept a settlement that is way less than what you should actually receive. At Isaacs & Isaacs we have seen insurance companies try to victimize Kentucky truck accident victims, and we are determined that will never happen to our clients.
We work with our clients helping them to gather the documentation they need to prove the compensation they are owed. This includes medical bills, attorney fees, and any other expenses that were generated as a result of your accident. We understand how to quantify damages that seem intangible such as pain and suffering, emotional damage, loss of consortium, and many other things.
Over the years, we at Isaacs & Isaacs have garnered the reputation as being attorneys who will diligently fight for our clients. We understand the pain and suffering a truck accident can cause, and we will do everything in our power to minimize this suffering for our clients.