Truck Accidents Defending the Commonwealth

Our Owensboro personal injury lawyers are here to represent you if you are injured because of someone else's negligence. We will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today for a no-cost strategy session with our team! 

Owensboro Truck Accident Lawyers

Trucking Accident Claims & Lawsuits

The outcome of a trucking accident can leave you in a difficult, confusing, and painful position. You might need extensive medical care, but don’t know how to pay for it. You might lose weeks or months of wages, and not know if you can ever get back to your career. What do you do now to set things right?

If you live in Owensboro, then the first step to your recovery should be to come to Kentucky Injury Law Center. Our truck accident lawyers in Owensboro are here to make sure you have the tools needed to get the most compensation possible for your damages, even if you do not have to use those tools yourself. You can leave everything up to us, so you can confidently pursue your compensation without stressing yourself out.

Dial (270) 423-0023 or contact us online for a free consultation.

We Handle All Sorts of Truck Accident Cases

Do you need to look far and wide for a personal injury law firm that can handle your truck accident case because the circumstances of the crash were unique? Not at all. At Kentucky Injury Law Center, we have an eclectic team of attorneys on staff. No matter why your truck accident happened or the injuries that it caused, you can trust us to effectively manage your case.

We can help clients who have been hurt in:

  • Jackknife accidents: When a tractor-trailer comes to a sudden stop, it can cause the trailer behind the cab to swing forward and to the side of that cab. The result is that the truck folds almost like a jackknife. During the crash, the swinging trailer might hit vehicles in adjacent lanes.
  • Underride accidents: If a smaller vehicle gets stuck underneath a truck’s trailer while it is in motion, it is an underride accident. Many underride accidents happen because a truck changes lanes or merges without verifying first that no smaller vehicle is in the way.
  • Rear-end accidents: Commercial trucks take much longer to come to a stop than smaller vehicles. If a truck driver is not paying attention to traffic, then they might rear-end stopped vehicles on the road ahead.
  • Rollover accidents: An overloaded trailer can tip over while the truck is turning or due to a sudden gust of wind. The result can be a rollover accident that crushes smaller vehicles in the next adjacent lane.
  • Cargo accidents: Poorly loaded cargo on or in a trailer can come loose and fall into the road, putting other motorists in danger of being struck by those objects. The truck driver might not even be aware that the cargo has fallen off, complicating the situation further.

Truck Driver Fatigue & Federal Regulations

An inordinate amount of truck accidents can be traced back to truck driver fatigue. Under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, most truck drivers can work 14-hour shifts. When nearing the end of the shift, it is common for even veteran truck drivers to become exhausted or sleepy.

Exhaustion can cause intoxication-like symptoms, such as:

  • Slowed reaction times
  • Poor steering control
  • Worsened judgment of speed and distance
  • Blurred vision and dulled hearing

Is the Trucking Company Liable?

You can probably name the truck driver as a defendant in your claim. But what about the trucking company that employed them?

The legal rule of respondeat superior makes an employer liable for the negligence of its employees in some situations. If the truck driver who hit you was an employee, not an independent contractor, then you might be able to also name the trucking company as a defendant. In doing so, the potential for your claim to secure the most compensation before hitting insurance caps will be improved.

Bring Your Case to Our Firm Today

You deserve professional and compassionate legal help after an accident. Why should you have to choose one over the other? Come to our Owensboro truck accident attorneys and let us show you how well we can handle a claim while also providing genuine moral support throughout. We are known for treating our clients like family.

We want to help! Call (270) 423-0023 today to speak to our truck accident attorneys in Owensboro.

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    It started with a call –someone had slammed into the back of our client’s car while the client was on the job. The other driver had tried to pass our client over a solid yellow line because he didn’t see that she was turning. Our client had neck surgery and didn’t know what to do.

  • Workers' Compensation for a Police Officer $150,000

    Our client was a 30 year veteran for law enforcement officer whose career ended after a tragic shooting. The officer had worked his way up the chain of command, starting as a patrol officer and ending as a Lieutenant.

  • Workers' Compensation Settlement $130,000

    J.D. approached Kentucky Injury Law Center after the insurance denied his claim. JD had previously undergone back surgery but had fully recovered from that surgery when he injured his back while working for his new employer.

  • Settlement for Utility Lineman Falling on the Job $100,000

    N.W. suffered serious injuries after falling from 20 feet working as a utility lineman. The insurance company paid for N.W.’s medical bills and paid him TTD income benefits when N.W. was released from work, the insurance carrier sent him a settlement offer for $20,000.00 to settle his work compensation claim.

  • Severed Thumb on the Job Settlement $70,000

    Like many injured workers, J.H. thought his employer would take care of him after injury severing part of his thumb while helping the employer is a secondary business. The employer tried to claim that J.H. was not an employee of the secondary business and the insurance company denied giving J.H. any income or medical benefits.

  • Workers' Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury $350,000

    J.P. had been a hard worker all his life. He had worked at his employer for over 26 years, rarely missing a day. However, it only took one day for his life to change when a compressed coil spring got loose and struck him in the head, causing to fall and injure his back as well. J.P. suffered both a traumatic brain injury and traumatic back injury requiring several surgeries.

  • Settlement for Hydraulic Equipment Injury $150,000

    K.G. injured his neck while working on hydraulic equipment. Initially, the insurance carrier argued that his neck condition was a degenerative condition and that it was not responsible for paying for any medical treatment.

  • Accident in Company Truck Settlement $150,000

    J.W. had worked as a truck driver for over 10 years when he was involved in an accident while driving. J.W. thought he would be ok and did not seek immediate attention; however, that turned out not to be the case. He sought medical treatment and even though the insurance carrier paid for some of the medical treatment, it quickly paid its own doctor to state all of J.W.’s symptoms were not related to the accident.

  • Shoulder Injury Settlement $150,000

    A.M. was an employee of a government agency in Louisville. He injured his shoulder at work and was not sure what the next steps were to take as he did not think he could return to his old job.

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