Bruce Law Group, LLC – Trucking Accidents
Kentucky highways are filled with semi-trucks and tractor trailers hauling goods that consumers want. Along with this task comes the inevitable risk of serious trucking accidents that can result in serious injury or death. Unlike most car and motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents tend to involve not only the truck driver, but also the owner of the trucking company, and/or the truck driver’s employer. This is because the truck driver, by driving the semi-truck through the state of Kentucky, is driving within the scope of his or her employment as a commercial truck driver. Therefore, if you have been injured in a trucking accident, your attorney will have much more to investigate than he or she might have with an ordinary car or motorcycle accident.
The attorneys of Bruce Law Group, LLC understand what needs to be done to increase the chances that you receive the compensation you deserve from injuries suffered as a result of a trucking accident. There are a many factors to consider when investigating trucking accidents and evaluating a client’s potential personal injury claim. These factors include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:
- Whether the truck driver was inattentive (i.e., talking on the phone while driving, texting while driving, listening to very loud music, etc.);
- Whether the driver of the other vehicle involved was inattentive;
- Whether the truck driver was drowsy or fell asleep at the wheel (this is a huge problem in the truck driving industry today as truck drivers simply are not getting sufficient rest);
- Whether either motorist involved was under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Whether the truck was in adequate, working condition (i.e., defective tires, brakes, etc.);
- Whether either motorist involved was speeding and following other traffic laws; and
- Whether rain, snow, ice or other weather conditions may have played a role in the accident.
As you can see, there are numerous questions that must be answered before a personal injury lawsuit can be filed on behalf of someone who has been injured or killed in a trucking accident. At Bruce Law Group, LLC, our seasoned truck accident attorneys look at every scenario possible to rule out potential causes of an accident. For example, it may be unclear at first whether or not a truck driver was sleep deprived when he or she caused an accident. As such, we can request to examine log books and other records that demonstrate when the truck driver last slept. Further, most semi-trucks have a “black box” data recorder that can provide very important information about trucking accidents. Such data can be analyzed to help determine the cause of the accident and who was at fault for the accident that lead to your injuries.
In addition to checking the “black box” data recorder, the attorneys of Bruce Law Group, LLC will also investigate to see if the truck driver as well as the trucking company and/or employer violated any applicable state or federal regulations. For example, if it turns out a truck was carrying too much cargo, and this could have been part of the cause of the accident, our attorneys will determine if the weight of the truck was in compliance with the law. You may be familiar with the weigh stations you see while driving on the highway. Truck drivers are required by law to stop at these stations to ensure they are meeting the weight limits for their cargo. There are many other regulations truck drivers must follow, and our attorneys will thoroughly review all of these very important facts when we evaluate your potential case.
The Severity of Trucking Accident Injuries
Trucking accidents can result in life-changing and even fatal injuries. There’s not much someone can do when being hit by a semi-truck. The sheer size and weight of the truck makes any other driver vulnerable on the road. Airbags can only do so much when a semi-truck is coming towards you. The types of injuries that many people suffer as a result of trucking accidents include traumatic brain injuries, concussions, spinal cord injuries that can lead to paralysis, broken bones, soft tissue injuries such as torn muscles and ligaments, and even the loss of limbs. These severe injuries are often irreversible, making it very difficult for people to live a normal life following a trucking accident. Further, many injuries will require treatment long after the accident occurred. These estimated medical expenses are considered damages and will be taken into consideration when Bruce Law Group, LLC files a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. Our attorneys will fight vigorously to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve to move on with your life after the accident.
How Long Will My Trucking Accident Lawsuit Take?
Because trucking accidents have the potential to involve multiple defendants, it may take a little longer than an ordinary car or motorcycle accident to prepare for your case. We at Bruce Law Group, LLC understand how stressful a lawsuit can be, so we keep our clients up to date on the progress of their trucking accident cases. It could take anywhere from less than one year to a few years for your lawsuit to be resolved. If your case is settled out of court, it will not take as long as it would take if your case goes to trial. These are considerations you should discuss in detail with the attorneys of Bruce Law Group, LLC.
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Why Hire Bruce Law Group, LLC For Your Case?
Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers provide serious legal representation for serious personal injuries. We ensure each and every client receives superior customer service. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to pay legal fees until after your have been compensated. We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation. If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact Bruce Law Group, LLC at (502) 498-8887 for your free, comprehensive consultation.