Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accident Claims
At Satterley & Kelley PLLC, our attorneys handle complex truck accident claims for accident victims in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. We are always here to answer the questions of our valued clients. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions people have about truck accident injury claims.
What Damages Am I Entitled To?
Under Kentucky personal injury laws, accident victims are entitled to compensation for medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering and other hardships suffered as a result of the negligence of another person or business. If there is evidence of willful wrongdoing, a plaintiff may pursue additional punitive damages.
Why Are There So Many Truck Accidents?
One of the key reasons is that drivers are under constant pressure to deliver larger loads in less time. This pressure often leads to speeding, driver fatigue, loading errors and other causes of truck accidents.
Who Can I Obtain Compensation From?
In a truck accident claim, at-fault parties may include truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers of truck parts and anyone else whose negligence contributed to the accident. For victims, it is important to identify all liable parties so that no source of compensation is left off the table.
The Insurance Company Made Me A Generous Offer. Should I Accept It?
No. Even if the offer sounds generous, insurance companies do not prosper by offering the full value of a truck accident claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer knows what your claim is truly worth and can help you pursue maximum compensation from all available sources.
My Loved One Was Killed In A Truck Accident. What Are My Rights?
Tragically, many truck accident injuries prove fatal. Surviving family members may pursue compensation in the form of a wrongful death claim. Damages may include compensation for lost earnings, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses.