Louisville, KY. 40299
Louisville, Kentucky, Truck Accident Lawyers
Commercial truck accidents are disastrous. Because these big trucks dwarf other vehicles both in size and weight, the damages they cause are horrific. In many cases, occupants of the other vehicle(s) involved sustain serious injuries or are killed. If you’ve been in a collision with a big commercial truck, you will need help to get the compensation you are entitled to by law.
We realize you may have suffered serious injuries or even lost a loved one. We cannot urge you strongly enough to contact a law firm with experience in commercial truck accidents immediately. Isaacs & Isaacs is on call 24/7 to help you. Call 800-800-8888 for immediate assistance.
What To Do After a Truck Accident – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs 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.
Why Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
When a commercial truck collides with another vehicle, the damage it causes can run into millions of dollars. Big trucking insurance carriers will do all they can to avoid paying the victims of these horrific accidents just compensation. If insurance companies are reluctant to pay claims for car accidents, think how they react when an accident of this magnitude occurs.
The trucking insurance company will send a team out to the accident scene as soon as they are notified of the accident, and they will be notified immediately. These accident scene investigators have been known to skew the police investigation in order to mitigate damages. They will do all they can to point the police away from evidence that the truck driver or company was liable and toward evidence that another driver caused the accident.
A FedEx truck went airborne recently and crashed into two parked cars near the Vogue Center, demolishing the vehicles. The driver of the giant truck said the crash was caused by mechanical failure. The accelerator on the FedEx truck got stuck. Thankfully, nobody was injured or killed. But what if either of the drivers of the two demolished cars had been in their vehicles when the crash occurred?
How Can a Truck Accident Law Firm Protect You?
Isaacs & Isaacs employs its own skilled accident scene investigators. We will be at your side immediately to ward off the insurance people and gather evidence. If anyone besides police and medical personnel ask you about the cause of the accident, your injuries, what you were doing, or any other questions, even if they act friendly and concerned, you can tell them they should speak to your attorney.
We will take pictures of the accident scene, the truck and the other vehicles involved. We will talk to witnesses and gather statements and contact information. Because of our years of experience investigating trucking accidents, we will see what is there to be seen.
How Do Trucking Accident Lawyers Prove Negligence?
More than one party is usually at fault and therefore liable in a commercial truck accident. Maybe the driver was hauling an improperly secured load, working more hours than the law allows or driving while distracted. If there was a mechanical failure, it could be the parts manufacturer, the inspection crew, the trucking company, the driver or any one of a number of factors where somebody cut corners or didn’t abide by safety regulations.
In order to prove negligence, we may need to file a lawsuit to gain access to trucking company records. Nobody is going to volunteer information that could mean they are accountable for millions of dollars in damages. Sometimes insurance coverage is inadequate. In these cases, the liable parties must pay.
Once a trucker or trucking company knows we are involved, they may offer a fair settlement amount, or they may wait until we build a strong case. A lawsuit allows us to subpoena employees, demand production of company records and documents and examine other tangible evidence. The trucker or trucking company has no obligation to turn over records, or let us examine the truck until a lawsuit has been filed.
Each accident is different, but often the cause of these accidents is something we’ve seen before. Our experienced truck accident lawyers will investigate the facts to find out what happened and who is liable. Usually after the liable parties understand that we will take it to court and win, they will offer a fair amount to settle before trial.
Call Isaacs & Isaacs Now for a Free Case Evaluation
If you’ve suffered a debilitating injury, you will need fair and just compensation to help you through the weeks, months and possibly years ahead. If you’ve lost a loved one, no amount of money can make up for the tragedy or replace your family member, but demanding justice on your loved one’s behalf may help you to find some peace.
We are here to help you receive fair and just compensation for all your injuries and losses so that you can go forward and rebuild your life. Call 800-800-888 to speak with an experienced Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer.