The physics of the equation are daunting. The average semi truck you pass on the road throughout Kentucky weighs 80,000 pounds. When it is traveling at highway speeds, it possesses tremendous potential energy which can be unleashed on any object it strikes. If that object is a passenger vehicle, the occupants of the vehicle stand little chance of emerging unscathed.
TRUCK ACCIDENTS DEMAND AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
Trucks are also different in that they are often owned by large companies, and when there is a crash, they are able to quickly respond with at team of investigators. This investigation is to protect the trucking company’s interests and seeks ways to deflect liability from their driver and equipment.
If you have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, you need your own attorney to protect your legal interests and right to compensation. At Nichols Walter PLLC, our highly experienced trial attorneys understand the difficulties caused by insurance companies and their lawyers pressuring you to settle your case. All you want is to regain your health, get compensation for medical expenses and make up for lost wages.
WORKING TO HOLD NEGLIGENT TRUCK DRIVERS AND THEIR COMPANIES ACCOUNTABLE
We know how complex these crashes can be, with numerous causes all contributing to the crash. The truck driver may have been illegally on the road longer than permitted and been fatigued. The truck may have been negligently maintained or overdue for repairs. Cargo may have been improperly loaded, making the truck unstable.
At the end of the day, you need professional help from a firm of veteran trial attorneys who can examine difficult and complex cases and help you determine if you have a viable claim.