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Lexington Truck Accident Lawyer

When you drive in Lexington and across the state of Kentucky, you share the road with many large trucks. Kentucky trucking companies already spend billions of dollars paying employee wages each year and as truck industry demands continue to grow, so does the number of trucks operating on our local and state roads.

While the trucking industry provides essential benefits related to consumer convenience and commerce, there are also negative consequences, including truck accidents and resulting injuries and damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact a Lexington truck accident lawyer at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., to discuss your claim.

Why Choose Our Lexington Law Firm?

  • Our attorneys care about their clients and want to achieve the best possible outcome for each of their clients’ cases. They take a holistic approach to their representation by helping clients recover physically, financially, and emotionally.
  • Our attorneys have significant truck accident experience and a thorough understanding of trucking rules and regulations. Because of this experience and knowledge along with the goal of maximizing their clients’ claim values, they have successfully secured large settlements for clients for over 40 years.
  • Our attorneys are not afraid of taking on large companies with significant resources. They only let defendants buy their way out of trial when it is in their clients’ best interests.

How Our Lawyers Can Help You

As previously mentioned, our attorneys work to help clients recover physically, emotionally, and financially. Our truck accident team works with clients to make sure that they receive the medical care and accommodations necessary to aid in their physical and emotional recovery. We also help our clients with auto accident-related transportation issues and financial struggles.

While helping with these immediate needs, our team continues to work on cases by conducting thorough accident investigations; we collect important information and gather evidence that helps to strengthen our clients’ claims.

Establishing Liability in a Lexington Truck Accident

Depending on the particular facts and circumstances involved in the truck accident, there may be one or more parties liable for the accident and resulting injuries and damages. Sellers and manufacturers may be responsible when truck defects such as faulty tires or brake failures caused or contributed to the accident.

Drivers and their employers may be liable when evidence shows that drivers were not properly trained, appropriate driver background checks were not conducted, drivers were in violation of hours of service limitations, trucks were not properly maintained, cargo was not safely loaded and secured, and drivers were speeding or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.

Other parties including government entities may be liable if they were responsible for dangerous road conditions that caused or contributed to the accident. Our Lexington truck accident attorneys will conduct thorough investigations to properly establish liability and hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.

Common Causes of Lexington Truck Accidents

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were about 475,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2016. Despite the numerous regulations in place, accidents involving commercial trucks still occur. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents in Lexington and across the United States include:

  • Driver negligence: Fatigue, speeding, tailgating, driver inattention, or intoxication can all influence the driver’s ability to act quickly. These factors increase the likelihood of collision with another vehicle or pedestrian. We can hold the truck driver responsible for driver negligence.
  • Poorly maintained roads: If potholes, cracks, or other poorly maintained roads contributed to the truck accident, you may be able to hold those responsible for maintaining the roads accountable.
  • Defective parts: Mechanical failures due to defective auto parts can cause catastrophic truck accidents. This includes if they are poorly designed or incorrectly manufactured.

What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered?

An experienced Kentucky truck accident attorney at our law firm can help you secure fair compensation for you damages, including:

  • Property damages
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Punitive damages

While you or a loved one recover from injuries, we will fight to obtain maximum compensation.

Contact Us Today

Whether it’s a truck driver, a trucking company, manufacturer, or any other party whose wrongful conduct leads to a truck accident and resulting injuries and damages, you deserve to be compensated. Contact a Lexington truck accident attorney at Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., to discuss your truck accident claim. Compensation for your losses may include property damage, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost income. Ongoing damages such as future medical expenses and loss of earning capacity may be recoverable as well.