Protecting Your Rights After A Kentucky Truck Accident

Commercial trucking companies and their drivers are subject to state and federal safety regulations that do not apply to drivers of smaller vehicles. Violations that lead to an accident on the highway can lead to significant liability for the trucking company.

At the law firm of Satterley & Kelley PLLC in Louisville, our lawyers have the experience to take on large trucking companies and their insurance companies and win. We represent people throughout Kentucky who have been injured by careless truck drivers and their employers. We also represent families who have lost loved ones in fatal truck accidents.

Establishing Liability In Truck Accident Cases

In the aftermath of a serious truck accident, the insurance carrier covering the truck is likely to send investigators to the scene in hours. Their goal is to gather evidence that shifts blame away from the truck driver and toward you. To protect your rights, you need boots on the ground protecting your interests.

Here are examples of possible trucking safety violations and common forms of negligence our lawyers will investigate:

  • Was the truck driver distracted by cellphone use?
  • Did the driver take required rest breaks to avoid fatigue?
  • Was the driver qualified to operate a big rig?
  • Was the driver taking drugs to stay awake?
  • Was the truck overweight?
  • Were brakes and other safety equipment in proper working order?
  • Was the driver operating the vehicle safely?
  • Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
  • Had the driver or trucking company been involved in accidents or violations in the past?

Holding Trucking Companies Accountable For Highway Safety

Louisville is a hub for truck traffic in Kentucky. We are the home of distribution centers for UPS and other carriers, and sometimes drivers rush to make deliveries. Collisions with smaller vehicles can result in devastating injuries and wrongful death. While trucking companies are well-insured, they and their insurance companies will fight hard to avoid paying large damage claims.

No one should have to suffer from someone else's negligence, nor should you have to pay for medical bills or struggle due to lost income as a result of your injury. Our lawyers can help you pursue a case against negligent and reckless truck drivers and ensure that you obtain the compensation you rightly deserve.

We Can Review Your Settlement Offer

The first offer insurance companies make is not always the best because it does not always cover a victim's full financial and medical needs. Our attorneys carefully review settlement offers to determine if the offer is fair or if further negotiations are necessary.

Speak To A Truck Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle in Kentucky, our law firm can and will help you handle legal matters with confidence. Put boots on the ground with help from Satterley & Kelley PLLC.

To schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Louisville, call 502-785-8758 (toll-free at 800-655-2117) or complete our contact form today.