Truck accidents in Kentucky can be devastating – that’s why you need an experienced attorney
Truck accidents can be among the most severe accidents on the road. Given the size of such vehicles, the injuries sustained by other drivers and passengers can often be extremely serious or even fatal. If a loved one died in a tractor-trailer accident, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Accidents involving trucks and other large commercial vehicles often happen on highways, but can occur on any roadway in or around Louisville. Highways such as Interstate 64, Interstate 65, and the Henry Watterson Expressway can be especially vulnerable to tractor-trailer accidents. In a moment’s notice, drivers on Bardstown Road, Brownsboro Road or traveling along Route 1020 in Old Louisville may experience catastrophic truck accidents.
Contact a Louisville truck accident attorney who demands justice
At the Slechter Law Firm, we have helped people in all three states dealing with 18-wheeler accidents. Based in Louisville, our lawyers thoroughly understand the laws governing truck drivers in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. We know what’s legal and what’s against the law. We also realize that no two accidents are alike. That’s why we work closely with clients to create a legal strategy that fits their specific legal needs.
One of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents is truck driver negligence. Such negligence can take many forms, including failing to properly maintain a truck, texting while driving or working beyond the legally permissible number of hours in a day, sometimes resulting in truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
Truck company negligence can also be to blame. If a truck company hired an unlicensed trucker or failed to have the truck properly inspected or licensed, you may have grounds for a legitimate truck accident lawsuit.
Other common causes of truck accidents include truck defects or vehicles being blindsided by truck drivers who do not see another driver in the truck driver’s blind spot, resulting in a so-called no-zone truck accident.
Whatever type of truck accident you or your family is dealing with, you have rights. Contact the Slechter Law Firm and put the power of our experienced legal team to work for you. To reach us by phone, please call (502) 384-7400 or toll-free at (855) 598-7425.