Louisville Truck Driver Error and Negligence Attorneys
The size of large trucks and 18-wheelers alone poses a significant threat to Louisville drivers who are often operating vehicles that are substantially smaller. All motorists, commercial or private, truck drivers or car owners have a legal duty to maintain a certain standard of safety. This is especially true for truck drivers since their vehicles pose a greater risk to others, and the trucking industry is governed by increased rules and regulations. While some accidents may be nearly impossible for drivers to avoid—for instance, those occurring due to a truck malfunction or extreme weather conditions—there is almost no excuse for driver error or negligence on Louisville’s roadways. When drivers fail in their duty to safely operate their vehicles, severe injuries can occur.
The Louisville truck driver error attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm understand just how devastating accidents caused by truck driver negligence can be for Louisville families. We have spent decades fighting for the rights of inured Kentucky residents. We’re prepared to take on insurers, trucking companies, and truck drivers when they act negligently and cause you harm. Our firm belief that you deserve accountability from those who injured you will guide us as we aggressively negotiate and litigate on your behalf.
If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, our Louisville legal team may be able to help you through this difficult time. We may provide aggressive representation to hold the truck driver financially liable for their negligence or error so you get what you deserve. Give us a call today at (502) 584-5050, and we’ll set up a free consultation with a skilled member of our legal team to learn about your case.
Why You Should Hire A Truck Driver Error or Negligence Attorney
The legal process for pursuing financial compensation can be complex and challenging, especially when dealing with truck accidents. Luckily, victims don’t have to face this challenge alone. Hiring a skilled attorney will greatly assist in filing for compensation, and is likely to increase your eventual outcome.
Trucking accidents are complicated by several factors. One way these cases can be complicated is the fact that trucking companies and truck drivers must obey rules specific to their industry. For example, the number of hours drivers can work at a time is limited by federal rules, in the interest of safety. If drivers or truck companies operate over this limit, the driver, truck company, or both could be found to be negligent. A skilled attorney will ensure that if trucking-specific rules were broken, that the responsible party will be held accountable.
Another way that these cases are more complex than ordinary passenger vehicle accidents is that more people are involved in truck operation so it can be challenging to determine which parties might be liable or share blame. While driver negligence is commonly the driver’s fault alone, other individuals involved in truck operation can be responsible. For example, if companies inadequately train drivers or if supervisors force drivers to work unsafely the company may be found negligent. You will also likely be dealing with insurance companies as you seek to cover your medical expenses. A lawyer can handle your communications with insurers to make sure they don’t take advantage of you by offering settlements that seem promising but actually leave your injuries uncovered.
It is very important that you retain the skills of an experienced lawyer so you can hold negligent truck operators accountable and have your injuries paid for. A lawyer will fight on your behalf through settlement negotiations and in court to hold those who have injured you accountable. Without someone who knows the law, it can be difficult to get what you deserve and to bear this burden alone.
Why Choose Sampson Law Firm for Your Kentucky Truck Driver Negligence Case?
At Sampson Law Firm we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of Kentucky residents. Our firm has specialized in personal injury law and has the skill, knowledge, and decades of experience needed to successfully pursue your truck accident claim. We will work with experts and medical professionals to fully understand and support your case. Our clients are always our top priority and we will always seek accountability for wrongdoers and the maximum possible compensation for our clients. It is also notable that our firm operates on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay us as a fraction of your award when we make a recovery in your case. This allows our clients to prioritize their health and not choose between focusing on recovery or seeking compensation.
Dangerous Forms of Driver Error and Negligence
Our firm’s extensive experience in Kentucky personal injury law has prepared us to take on a wide variety of even the most difficult of truck driver negligence cases. While truck drivers are often pressured to meet unrealistic schedules, drivers should do everything they can to protect themselves and other drivers on the road. When Louisville truck drivers engage in any of the following negligent behaviors, other drivers are at significant risk of being involved in a potentially deadly accident:
- Alcohol or drug use
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Cell phone use
- Improperly loaded or secured cargo
- Failure to check blind spots before switching lanes
- Failure to obey trucking rules and regulations
- Driving while drowsy
There are numerous causes of truck driver negligence as well as acts that may constitute negligence. The above list is by no means exhaustive. Our firm is prepared to represent you in even the most complex truck driver negligence cases. It may be necessary to thoroughly investigate your case with the help of experts. They can aid us in uncovering the exact cause of your accident and help us convince the court. In Truck driver negligence cases we will most often seek to hold the driver accountable.
However, in some cases, it may be necessary to also pursue action against the driver’s employer, if they have contributed to the driver’s negligence, or acted negligently themselves. No matter the specifics of your case, we are committed to helping you by pursuing all parties responsible for your injuries.
To successfully make a recovery for your case, we will need to prove that a truck driver acted negligently, and this act contributed to or caused your injuries. A skilled attorney will compile evidence and craft a compelling argument to support your case. Photos of the accident, witness interviews, expert testimony, driver and company records, and more may all be used to support your case. We will work with insurance companies and their lawyers to attempt to reach a satisfactory settlement, but if these efforts fail, we will aggressively litigate your case in court until we reach a conclusion you’re satisfied with.
Don’t hesitate to contact an experienced attorney. In general, you only have one year after the date of your accident to pursue a claim. However, exceptions to this limit exist. Contacting a lawyer will help you understand your best course of action to seek compensation. By holding drivers responsible for their actions in the Louisville area, you can help discourage other Louisville drivers from engaging in negligent or otherwise reckless behaviors.
Consult With a Louisville Truck Driver Error & Negligence Attorney
We understand the tremendous burden you and your family are facing after your truck driver negligence accident. At the Sampson Law Firm, our Louisville truck driver error & negligence attorneys will aggressively pursue financial compensation from any truck driver whose negligence or driving error caused you or your loved one to be injured in an accident.
Our firm will work diligently to offer you compassionate, comprehensive support as we negotiate on your behalf or go to trial. We will earn your trust by becoming an invaluable resource and helping to shoulder your burden in this difficult time. To discuss the particulars of your accident with one of our personal injury attorneys, please call our Louisville offices at (502) 584-5050 for a free consultation today.