Do not assume that every attorney who can handle car accident claims can also handle truck accident claims. Truck accident claims come with layers and layers of unique challenges, starting with laws and regulations that pertain specifically to the truck industry and also including unique insurance issues due to the fact that many truck companies are self-insured. Furthermore, the nature of truck accidents means that they tend to involve devastating injuries, meaning the stakes are particularly high.
At Herren & Adams LLP, we have more than 35 years of proven results in truck crash claims. Our attorneys are well-versed in trucking industry rules and regulations. As trial attorneys with a long-standing record of courtroom success, we are not intimidated by trucking companies or their insurers. We are ready to fight to get you full compensation.
Simply put, many truck wrecks are the result of a truck driver or trucking company failing to do what they were required to do. When we investigate these cases, we frequently learn that the driver disobeyed rules restricting the number of hours that can be spent behind the wheel of a semitruck and was driving fatigued, or that a truck company did not follow maintenance regulations and let a semitruck go on the road when it was not in proper condition. Finding out about wrongdoing is critical to proving negligence and winning a truck wreck case.
Furthermore, because we have handled so many trucking accident cases for people in Lexington and throughout Kentucky, we know certain things to look for. We know that, while truck drivers are required to keep log books, the log book they turn over might not be entirely accurate. There may be an alternate log book to look for, and the information must be checked against other records to give a true picture of the trucker's activities.
Our lawyers handle cases involving trucks of all sizes. UPS hubs in Kentucky mean that our roads and highways are often traveled by UPS semitrucks and delivery trucks. These and other commercial vehicles (including delivery vans and cars) are on the road to get a job done. All too often, safety is thrown to the side of the road in order to do that job faster. When that leads to a motor vehicle accident, someone needs to be held accountable.
Make no mistake, if your truck crash was caused by a big business, that business is going to take action immediately in order to fight a potential claim. You should act quickly as well. You do not want to allow your opponent to get a head start. More importantly, you do not want to take the chance that valuable evidence will fall out of reach. Do not let the trucking company repair the truck before it is properly examined by someone on your side. Do not give the trucking company a chance to reset or destroy the event data recorder (EDR), frequently referred to as the black box, before critical information about the truck crash is pulled out.
We will act immediately to preserve evidence, investigate and build your case with the goal of getting you all of the money you need to cover medical bills, lost wages and other costs. Not only do we have the experience to go up against major opponents, we have the financial and investigative resources to hold our own no matter what bullying tactics a truck company might attempt. We are happy to show you our record of truck accident case wins.
We begin every truck crash case with a free consultation. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what we will do to win your case. If you are ready to get started, call 859-254-0024 or contact us online. Cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if we get results.