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Truck Accident Lawyers

Louisville is a heavily travelled corridor for semi trucks, tractor-trailers, coal trucks and other commercial vehicles.  We are the hub of three major interstates including I-64, I-65 and I-71, as well as major state routes and county highways.  Unfortunately, this results in numerous truck accidents and injuries each year.  If you or someone you love is injured in a Kentucky truck accident it is important to seek Kentucky truck accident attorneys with extensive experience and successful trial expertise.

Experienced Louisville Truck Accident and Injury Attorneys


A car or motorcycle is no match for a truck or semi tractor-trailer.  The forces associated with truck accidents often result in serious injuries or loss of life.  Injuries in a truck accident can often result in:

  • Traumatic head injury
  • Broken Back or Neck
  • Paralysis
  • Permanent loss of a range of motion in your arms, legs fingers or toes
  • Amputation of limbs or digits

These serious injuries often require a “Life Care Plan” that not only provides for all of the medical bills and future expenses related to care, but the lost income the victim would have earned in the coming months and years.  The Life Care Plan will also provide for necessary modifications to your home, vehicles and offices to make them more accessible including wheel chair ramps and lifts, and specialized medical equipment.

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Fatal Truck Accidents in Kentucky

Truck Injury Attorney Louisville KentuckyUnfortunately, truck accidents in Louisville and throughout Kentucky often result in loss of life.  When a loved one, husband, wife, child, parent or grandparent loses their life due to the negligence of a truck driver it is known as a “Wrongful Death.”

Trucks are usually covered by multiple layers of insurance related to the vehicle itself, the manufacturer of the vehicle or trailer, the company who owns the truck, the business that operates the vehicle and even the company who provides fleet service or maintenance.

Each insurance company is represented by a team of lawyers who are totally focused on one thing: minimizing how much they pay your family for your loss.  The experienced team at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington have the experience and expertise to stand up to these interests and hold them financially accountable.  We thoroughly investigate every possible factor that resulted in the loss of your beloved family member.  Our attorneys manage all communications with insurance representatives and opposing lawyers as well as all communications and actions with the Court.

We take the legal burden off of your shoulders, so that you can focus on one another and supporting your family through this terrible loss.  The dollar figures associated with these cases can be quite high, and opposing legal counsel will put up a battle.  Our attorneys have a successful track record winning substantial verdicts in Kentucky truck accident cases, as well as across the nation.  We work with accident reconstruction and vehicle experts to ensure the jury completely understands all of the factors that led to the loss of your loved one, so that we can hold those responsible financially accountable.

What are some of the Causes of a Kentucky Truck Accident

Serious Injury Attorney Louisville KYA Kentucky truck accident is often due to the negligence of the driver, speeding or unsafe driving based upon road conditions or the time of day.  A truck crash may be due to a trucker who has driven too many consecutive hours or driver fatigue, distracted driving and cell phone use, or driving under the influence (DUI).  They can also be the result of poor maintenance, improper loading or securing of cargo, or the improper hiring or training of the driver.

Truck accident cases are highly complex. They often involve many layers of evidence, legal standards and contributing factors. Peeling back those layers – and then piecing them back together to present a persuasive case – requires extensive legal experience, knowledge, skill and experience.

At Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC, in Louisville, our tractor-trailer accident attorneys have decades of experience in truck accident cases. We have earned multimillion-dollar verdicts for truck accident victims and their families.

Our unwavering commitment to protecting the rights of injury victims underlies our motto: “Never settle for less.”

Our Attorneys Understand Trucking Accidents

Our Louisville, Kentucky attorneys can efficiently navigate the many overlapping aspects of truck accident cases, including:

  • Trucking law and regulations:Handling truck accident cases requires in-depth knowledge of the complex and federal regulations. Our attorneys have a wide breadth of knowledge in this area. We are also intimately familiar with the practices and standards of the trucking industry.
  • Investigating truck accidents:A thorough investigation is critical for building a strong case. We work with world-renowned experts in mechanical engineering, accident reconstruction and other fields to gather evidence and present a compelling story to the jury.
  • Fleet safety and maintenance:Sloppy maintenance and safety lapses often contribute to truck accidents. We understand not only the safety regulations, but also effective strategies for determining whether lapses occurred.
  • Determining responsibility:Multiple parties may be held liable in truck accident cases, including the truck driver, trucking company, shipper, insurance company and others. Our attorneys will work diligently on your case to ensure that no potential defendants are overlooked.
  • Distracted driving:A common cause of trucking accidents, distracted driving can take many forms. We will use proven investigation techniques to determine whether the trucker’s distracted driving was a factor in your case.
  • Driver fatigue:Truck drivers often spend long, late night hours on the road. Our lawyers can analyze whether the trucker violated mandatory rules regarding break times and hours-of-service limits.
  • Unfit drivers:Because of their significant responsibilities, truck drivers must possess certain qualifications. Trucking companies and, potentially, insurance companies can be liable for negligently hiring truckers with insufficient qualifications or red flags on their records. We will carefully examine whether this was a factor in your case.
  • The importance of documentation:The trucking industry often involves a trail of paperwork that can be used to establish what happened before, during and after the accident. Our attorneys understand how to piece together the web of documentation to tell a compelling story.

Nationwide Representation For Victims of Trucking Accidents

If you or a loved one have been injured in a Kentucky truck accident, or if your family has lost a loved one in a fatal truck crash we invite you to contact us or call for a FREE initial consultation with one of our lawyers, at (502) 583-9701 or toll free at (866) 583-9701. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, we handle truck accident cases nationwide.  If you are too injured or unable to come to our offices we will come to you.

There is no cost to you out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.  You can trust our law firm with over 100 years of experience.  You can trust our seasoned injury attorneys with decades of expertise in truck accident injury cases and wrongful death.  Our clients value the responsiveness of our attorneys and staff, direct access to their attorney and the successful outcomes we achieve.

We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and your family in this time of need.  Our work together will help to set things right, hold those responsible for what has happened financially accountable, and provide the treatment and resources you require to move forward with your lives.

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Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC

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Louisville, KY 40202
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