Truck Accidents

Protecting Your Rights in Kentucky Truck Accidents

At the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., our lawyers represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation resulting from truck accidents. Contact us in Pikeville, Hazard or Lexington to learn how you can benefit from our skill and experience in truck accident litigation throughout Kentucky.

Negligence claims can be brought against the drivers, the companies who hire them, or both. Many trucks are overweight and become a hazard on the roadway. Operators may be tired or overworked. Further, many trucks are poorly maintained. Both drivers and trucking companies work under state and federal regulations that are designed to protect the public.

Our lawyers advise and represent accident victims throughout Kentucky

Our attorneys investigate every truck accident case to look for evidence of violation of these state and federal regulations as well as the most common forms of negligence in the trucking industry: driver error, vehicle maintenance failure, and overweight trucks.

The most common cause of driver error is fatigue, due to excessive hours of operation and poor physical condition. Driver error can also be due to inexperience, insufficient training, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, whether prescription or illegal. Competitive factors in the trucking industry also encourage speeding violations among tractor-trailer drivers.

Truck accidents can cause injuries such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, brain damage, concussion, headaches, TMJ (jaw), scarring and disfigurement, hearing loss, seizures, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, leg pain, rotator cuff tears, herniated and bulging discs, fractures and broken bones, muscle damage, ligament damage, tendon damage, nerve damage; spinal cord injuries, and many other physical problems.

Truck accident lawsuits are usually far more complex than other vehicle accidents for several reasons, so it is best to consult with an attorney who knows how to protect your interests in these cases.

The complications of truck accident litigation can reflect any combination of the following factors:

  • The combination of severe or fatal injuries and high-limits commercial vehicle insurance coverage
  • The speed with which trucking companies and their insurers start work on their defense
  • Multiple corporate and individual defendants who might blame each other for the accident
  • Technical factors involving load shifting dynamics, tire stress or safety equipment malfunction, any of which will require expert analysis and testimony

Call 1.866.606.4316 for a free consultation in Pikeville, Hazard or Lexington

The law firm you choose does make a difference. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case whether it involves a semi truck or any other commercial vehicle. You can depend on us to give you our honest opinion about your case in light of the facts, state and federal law, and our experience with similar truck accident cases.

If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident, please contact the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., for assistance and advice about the full range of your needs in the aftermath of a serious accident.