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Truck Driving and Distracted Driving Should Not Mix

Distracted driving is a dangerous habit that has become prevalent throughout the country. A distracted truck driver who is texting or using the cell phone leads to truck accidents resulting in serious injuries to those on Kentucky’s roadways.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, thousands of people are killed every year in fatal distracted driving accidents. Distracted driving is a major cause of truck and tractor-trailer accidents.

Examples of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving can take many forms. For example, perhaps the truck driver was:

  • Using a cellphone while driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Eating or drinking while driving
  • Examining a map or adjusting a navigation system

Distracted driving is a particularly dangerous habit for truck drivers. Because of the sheer weight and size of their vehicles – and their limited stopping ability – even a split-second of distraction can lead to life-shattering consequences.

Protecting Your Right To Seek Compensation

Distracted driving is a form of negligence. Truck drivers – and, potentially, their employers and other parties – can be held legally responsible for accidents they cause as a result of distracted drivers as well as driving under the influence or impaired driving.

As an accident victim, you have the right to fair and just compensation for your injuries, including medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one due to a Kentucky truck accident, you may be entitled to financial recovery.

At Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington,PLLC, our Louisville-based attorneys handle truck accidents involving distracted drivers. Since 1925, we have proudly protected the rights of injury victims. We can help you seek justice.

Providing Answers

Determining whether distracted driving contributed to the accident often requires a thorough investigation. The truck driver may not admit that he or she was distracted, particularly since the driver may also face criminal consequences. However, evidence at the scene as well as the truck’s “black box” of onboard data may paint a picture of what really happened.

Our attorneys understand how to get to the bottom of truck accidents. We use time-tested strategies to hold the at-fault parties accountable and help clients obtain a fair and just outcome. Our unwavering commitment to helping injury victims is evident in our track record of successful verdicts in truck accident cases.

Kentucky Lawyers Representing Truck Accident Victims Nationwide

Learn more about how we can help you during a FREE initial  consultation. Call (866) 583-9701 or contact us online. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, our lawyers represent truck accident victims across the country.

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