Louisville truck company negligence accidents demand legal action
Strict laws govern the trucking industry in Kentucky. Rules designed to protect all drivers dictate how many hours a trucker can operate his vehicle and how much weight each truck can carry. Truck companies must also keep their trucks properly maintained. This includes maintaining a truck’s brakes, ensuring all lights and turn signals work properly and making sure all tires are not worn out and properly inflated.
Most truck companies follow the law. But some companies try to cut corners. When they do, they put everyone at risk. And when accidents happen as a result of such reckless behavior on roads and highways such as I-65, the Henry Watterson Expressway or East Liberty Street in downtown Louisville, these irresponsible truck companies need to be held accountable for such violations.
At the Slechter Law Firm, we have worked with many people dealing with accidents involving large trucks and other commercial vehicles. Sometimes, evidence of truck company negligence can be easily found. But in many instances, truck companies may deny wrongdoing. They might try to say you did something to cause the accident, or even worse, hide or destroy evidence that they failed to maintain their fleet of vehicles.
Our experienced attorneys are ready to do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. We thoroughly investigate truck companies and find proof of wrongdoing. We’ll pore over accident reports, interviewing witnesses or visiting the scene of the accident. We can recover “black box” data from the truck involved in the accident and determine how your crash happened. We leave no stone unturned.
Truck companies cutting corners put people’s lives at risk in KY, TN and IN
We’re also prepared to take on insurance companies working for trucking companies. Often, other lawyers and insurance companies working on behalf of a trucking company will try to pay accident victims as little as possible, even if the truck driver clearly caused the accident.
They don’t intimidate us. Attorneys Mat A. Slechter and Meredith Kirklin Slechter established the Slechter Law Firm with one goal in mind: to seek justice for people wronged by someone else. If someone else’s irresponsible behavior caused your accident, you should not have to pay for the financial burden created by such actions. It’s that simple. To reach us by phone, please call (502) 384-7400 or toll-free at (855) 598-7425.