Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Accidents

Trucks are around us every day of our lives, some people say they are the back bone of America. We call them many things: 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, big rigs, and tractor trailers. If you have driven on the interstate, chances are you have passed one.

The average size of a commercial truck, or semi, is around 75,000 pounds. In comparison, your typical four door sedan is around 3,500 pounds. This means the semi truck can make a normal car look tiny beside it. Due to this large size difference, accidents involving such a large truck can be life changing.

Our offices are equiped to help you in this difficult time, and will help you determine if you have a case. Let us fight for you, and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Truckers are considered the driving force behind America. Due to the large demand for them and their services, truck accidents are common because they are always on the road. Many factors can be at play when determining cause in truck accidents. Examples may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Tailgating
  • Driving under the influence
  • Road rage or aggressive driving

Determining Who Is Liable

In most car or truck accidents, it is likely the driver of one vehicle is liable for the accident. If the driver of the truck suffered from one of the above, it is likely the driver's negligence will hold them responsible for the truck accident.

However, in truck accidents, the truck driver's employer can be at fault. If it can be found that the driver's employer made the driver work too many hours, or the driver was not properly trained, or the truck was overlaoded, or a poorly preformed background check put a dangerous driver in the truck, then the employer can hold responsibility for the truck accident.

Essentially, if the negligence of the employer contributed to the truck accident, the employer is responsible for the truck accident. This may be true for the truck's manufacturer also.

Handling Your Case

Handling such a complicated case can be hard, especially on your own. Large truck companies hire the most experienced and aggressive lawyers to ensure they pay you as less as possible. That's why when you hire Casey Hall Attorney at Law, we make sure to use our most experienced and aggressive lawyers to counter. We make sure the deck is not stacked against you, and you get the compensation you deserve.

When handling a truck accident case, there are a few key topics to help us get you what you deserve:

  • Preparation: When filing a claim with an insurance company, you need to fully understand how much you are entitled to, and what you are likely to be given. Calculating the cost of future medical bills, lost wages, and suffering can be nearly impossible. Allowing us to help you answer these questions will ensure that we are fighting right by you and your needs.
  • Evidence: Everything you claim in court will need to be proven. How do you prove future medical treatment costs? Casey Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC will be ready to contact experts to get testimony for your future needs, as well as prove they are a direct result of your accident.
  • Negotiation: Many insurance companies have been around for decades. Over that time, they have gotten very good at getting people to accept less money than they deserve. They are likely to say that the offer they give you is the best they can do. However, with our experienced legal team, we will make sure that you are given the settlement you deserve, and not just a lowball, or "better than nothing", offer.
  • Your Case In a Court: More often then not, truck accident cases settle outside of court. But, if you are given an insufficient settlement offer, you may take your case to court. If you are alone, this can be daunting and overwhelming. With an experienced lawyer by your side, insurance companies are more likely to give you a fair settlement. If they do not, we are more than willing to stand in the court room and fight for your settlement.

Contact Us

Call Us: (606)775-0677

Location: 23 E Main St. Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858