Truck braking accidents are common and highly destructive of lives and property. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck braking accident, contact the law office of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., in our Pikeville, Hazard, Lexington, or Louisville offices. Our Kentucky truck brake failure lawyers are ready to help.
The brakes on a tractor-trailer take enormous stress. The loaded truck may weigh up to 80,000lbs. The more use it gets every month, the better for the trucking company. Especially going downhill, the rig will wear out brake pads and components quickly.
Trucking companies are required to maintain their equipment, and their drivers have a duty to inspect the truck before taking it on the road. These parties may be found liable if their failure of care results in an accident and damage.
Rear-ending accidents are especially common, and severe injuries such as whiplash and neck, head and back injuries have significant and long-term effects. Victims are entitled to compensation for medical treatment, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Attorney Gary Johnson has nearly 40 years of professional experience. In 2008, he was recognized as the Kentucky’s Outstanding Trial Lawyer by the Kentucky Justice Association. He’s also the host of Simply the Law, a weekly show that airs every Tuesday evening at 7 pm on WYMT-TV.
The trucker’s insurance company will usually not want to pay you as much for your losses as you would like or need. Your lawyer can usually get more for you, through negotiation. If this cannot be accomplished and it is in your best interest, our law firm will take the matter to court and pursue maximum compensation for you.
Contact the law firm of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., for a free consultation with one of our Kentucky truck brake failure lawyers.