Working To Protect Your Rights After A Truck Accident
On average, a typical big rig truck can weigh 80,000 pounds. A car and its passengers are no match. Due to the sheer size of a truck, the injuries sustained in an accident can be catastrophic. If you were injured in a serious truck wreck, you may be entitled to compensation. From our office in Lexington, Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, has helped injured clients throughout Kentucky. When your future is on the line, you can trust us to represent you.
Common Causes Of Truck Wrecks
There are numerous reasons that a truck accident occurs, including:
- Driver negligence
- Careless driving
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Driving while drowsy (falling asleep at the wheel)
- Overloaded, unbalanced or unsecured cargo
- Failure to properly maintain the truck
- Improper hiring or training of driver
- Defective truck parts or equipment
Once a truck jackknifes, overturns or collides with another vehicle, the damage is often severe due to the size and weight of the semi truck. This also means that injuries can be catastrophic, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, burns, fractures and more. These accidents can also, unfortunately, result in wrongful death.
Trust Attorneys Who Will Advocate For Your Future
These cases require an experienced lawyer. Truck companies have large insurance policies, and they may have violated federal or state regulations. Both of our attorneys are former insurance defense attorneys, so we understand how the system works.
We will help you identify as many possible defendants to ensure the correct people are held accountable. This includes the driver, the trucking company and its insurance company. All may be held liable for your injuries.
In order to prove your case, we must show that the defendant failed to take proper precautions while driving, and it was their carelessness that caused the vehicle accident and resulted in your injuries. We can help you gather evidence in order to demonstrate what happened. You may have suffered lifelong injuries that will change your future. Together, we will work through your case and fight for adequate compensation.
Call Us Today To Discuss Your Case
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, it is in your best interest to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys are here to answer any questions you may have and help you find a way to move forward.