The majority of fatal truck accidents in Kentucky happen on busy, highly traveled roads. Interstates, US Routes and Kentucky State Routes account for the vast majority of truck related fatalities in Kentucky each year. There are many primary reasons why a fatal truck accident may occur, including:
- Distracted Driving
- Improper Maintenance, including tires Failure, brakes and other mechanical issues
- Insecure Loads or Shifting of Loads
- Speed- especially under hazardous weather conditions
- DUI or other forms of impaired driving
- Failure to follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Fatal truck accidents in Kentucky are unfortunately increasing due to the fact that Kentucky has many interstates (I-65, I-64, I-71, I-75) and parkways. US Routes and Kentucky State Routes are often twisting roadways with blind corners through the Appalachian Mountains and rural portions of our state. One thing is certain: cars and other motor vehicles are no match for the size, weight and force associated with a commercial truck or tractor-trailer in an accident. When a fatal accident due to someone else’s negligence results in loss of life the family may bring a wrongful death action to hold responsible parties financially accountable for their loss.
Truck accidents require attorneys with extensive experience and incredible legal skill. Truck accidents often involve several layers of insurance covering the driver, the truck and the company or businesses operating the vehicle. Multiple insurance companies deploy highly skilled attorneys to defend their clients while attempting to reduce the amounts paid to the victims of fatal truck accidents in Kentucky.
These accidents also often result in serious and permanent injuries resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI, paralysis or wrongful death. Our attorneys work with financial experts to prepare a “Life Care Plan,” a detailed economic study which helps a jury to understand the short and long-term financial impact of these injuries on our client’s life.
Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington has represented those who are injured and the families of fatal truck accidents in Kentucky since 1924. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry, and contact us or call (502) 583-9701 for a free initial consultation. There is no cost to you or your family out of pocket, as we work on a contingency fee basis.