Motor vehicle accidents can be devastating when they involve two cars. A semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and even more, if the driver follows government regulations. When you add the sheer weight and power of a commercial truck or tractor-trailer, it can lead to disastrous consequences.
After an accident with a truck, you can be left with serious, lifelong injuries. However, if your accident was the result of a negligent or aggressive truck driver or trucking company, I can help you recover compensation for your injuries.
With more than 20 years of experience as a New Albany lawyer, I will provide you with the personal attention and service you need. I can guide you through the process of bringing a claim and help you obtain compensation for your medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Quick Investigation and Thorough Preparation
Immediately after a serious truck accident, the trucking company’s insurer will send a team of investigators to the scene to gather evidence. These investigators are not there to help you. Instead, they are working to limit the insurance company’s liability.
Therefore, it is important that you work quickly to find an attorney with experience handling truck accident cases. I can help you collect and preserve evidence after an accident, including witness statements, black box data from the truck and other key information that can help with your claim.
Investigation is the first step; next, I will work to prepare your case for trial. I consult accident reconstruction experts and medical professionals in order to demonstrate liability and to understand the full extent and cost of your injuries, including future medical costs. Having a Commercial Driver License, a CDL license, has stringent physical and mental requirements and also requires a safe driving record and time keeping documentation.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Federal and state regulations govern trucking on our highways and roads. When a driver fails to follow these regulations, accidents can happen. I help clients who were injured in accidents caused by negligent truck drivers, including those involving:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Overloaded trucks or unsecured cargo
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Poor truck maintenance
- Speeding or aggressive truck driving
Tractor-Trailer Injury Lawyer Serving Louisville, Kentucky and Throughout Indiana
From my office in New Albany, Indiana, I serve clients in Jeffersonville, New Albany, Louisville and the surrounding areas in Indiana and Kentucky. Call me at 812-945-9225 or contact my law office online to discuss the details of your case.