Kentucky drivers injured in a truck crash: have one of the country’s top truck accident lawyers review your case for free
According to the most recent report issued by the Kentucky Traffic Safety Data Services (KTSDS), 10,620 trucks were involved in collisions in the state of Kentucky last year. KTSDS further reports that those truck crashes caused thousands of serious injuries and hundreds of fatalities. Truck accidents are common, but there’s nothing routine about how a crash with a tractor trailer can affect your life. We have helped individuals, passengers, truckers, and families like yours recover after a serious accident.
If you suffered serious injuries or the loss of a loved one after an accident involving a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, big rig, or other large commercial truck, contact our the team of experienced truck accident attorneys at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a free review of your case. No law firm in the country can match our experience, expertise, and track record when it comes to truck cases.
For more than sixty years, our award-winning attorneys have fought for truck crash victims and their families. Taking on the trucking industry and insurance companies can be expensive, time-consuming, and often unsuccessful without good legal representation. Don’t leave it up to chance. The truck accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys are board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and have earned recognition nationwide as some of the best truck injury lawyers in the legal profession.
Call, chat live, or fill out our contact form today for a free consultation. We represent drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bikers, and truck drivers who have suffered serious injury in a truck crash. We do not charge a fee for our services unless we win your case.
What caused your truck crash in Kentucky?
As your lawyers, one of the first things we’ll do is determine – and prove – what exactly caused your truck accident. Was the truck driver distracted? Asleep at the wheel? Was he driving a truck that never should have passed inspection? There are numerous causes of truck accidents in Kentucky, and sometimes a collision is caused by more than of the following factors:
- Driver Negligence, such as speeding, running red lights and stop signs, and failures to use turn signals
- Mechanical Defects, including errors in design, manufacturing, installation, or maintenance that cause defective breaks, defective headlights and other lighting parts, steering failures, tire failures, tow hit failures, overloading of vehicles, and improperly loaded or secured trucks
- Driver Fatigue, which often occurs when commercial truck drivers fail to adhere to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations regarding Hours of Service limits and break requirements
- Distracted Driving, including texting, talking on the phone, using truck or AM/FM radios, playing cell-phone games, eating, drinking, smoking, or otherwise failing to pay attention to the road.
- Intoxicated Driving, which occurs when truck operators consume alcohol or use illicit or prescribed narcotics that impair their abilities to concentrate and appropriately react
The truck injury attorneys at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys know how to conduct a thorough investigation of the driver, the driver’s phone records, the company’s records, crash history, previous citations, and policies, the truck itself and the truck’s electronic data recorder to identify all of the negligent parties who contributed to your crash.
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Call Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you get properly compensated for your truck accident injuries. We do not charge a fee for our services unless we win your case. If we don’t obtain a settlement or verdict for you, you owe us nothing.
Kentucky Truck Accidents FAQ
Q: Where do most Kentucky truck accidents occur?
Your likelihood of suffering a catastrophic truck collision depends in part on where you most frequently drive. Truck accidents most commonly occur in Kentucky on interstate roads (30.34% of all Kentucky truck accidents) and U.S. routes (27.78% of all Kentucky truck accidents) and state routes (18.17% of all Kentucky truck accidents).
However, avoiding these major highways and thoroughfares will not guarantee that you can avoid all truck crashes. 14.7% of all collisions involving at least one truck occurred on city streets, 4% of truck crashes were on country roads, and 2% of tractor-trailers crashes were on Kentucky parkways.
Q: I Was Involved in an Accident with a Truck. How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, the time limits for filing a lawsuit, also called a statute of limitations, are different for claims involving damage to personal property than they are for personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Claims based on damage to personal property are governed by the Kentucky Revised Statutes § 413.125, which requires truck accident victims to file claims for personal property damage within two years of the date of the accident.
Kentucky Revised Statutes § 413.140(1)(a) dictates that personal injury claims for injuries sustained in a truck crash must be filed within one year of the date of the accident. Wrongful death claims also have a one-year statute of limitations, but the clock begins on the date the accident victim died.
You should consult an experienced truck accident attorney to discuss which claims you should assert and where you should file your lawsuit.
Q: How Much Will Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?
At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we will never ask you for a penny unless we reach a settlement or verdict in your favor. We will cover all of the investigation and litigation costs upfront out of our own pocket and we are prepared to hire all of the experts, consultants, physicians, and reconstructionists that we need to negotiate a settlement or win your case at trial. If we don’t recover, you will never get a bill for any of these costs or the cost of our legal services. If you do accept a settlement or a jury awards you a recovery amount, we will simply subtract the litigation costs out of the award.
Q: How Long Will My Truck Accident Case Take and When Will I Get Paid?
Because each case is different, it is impossible to predict how long a truck accident case will take. In fact, you shouldn’t trust any lawyer who promises to resolve your claim in a month, six months, or even a year. Shortcuts can speed up the process but something as serious as a truck accident case should be done right. Many different factors, such as the severity of a victim’s injuries, the amount of money at stake, and the cause of the semi-truck collision can impact a lawsuit’s timeline. Truck accident cases in particular can take more time because of the level of investigation and discovery that is involved. Generally, resolving a truck accident claim can take anywhere from several months to a year or more.
This is why it is all the more important to choose a law firm you can trust and who will keep you informed about your case’s progress along the way. At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we won’t cut corners and we won’t settle for less than you deserve. Our experienced paralegals and team of lawyers will be your resource for any questions or concerns you have along the way. Rest assured, we will do everything in our power to support you during the lifespan of your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Kentucky, Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys is here to help you win the money you deserve for your losses, property damage, injuries, and pain and suffering.
Call us today or use our online contact form. We provide FREE consultations and we only collect a fee if we win for you!