Sometimes, an accident is just an accident. But not usually. In most motor vehicle accident cases, there is someone’s negligence or error that causes the accident.
At our law firm – Bart Durham Injury Law – our lawyers represent clients throughout Kentucky and Tennessee, who have been injured or lost family members due to negligent truck driving. The problem is more common than you might think, and we have seen many cases of this kind. We have handled thousands of truck accident cases and won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
What constitutes truck driver negligence?
There are many laws and regulations controlling the trucking industry. When a driver or trucking company violates these regulations, it can be a form of negligence. Some examples of negligence can include violating driving hour limitations, reckless driving, poorly secured cargo, intoxicated driving and logbook violations.
One of the most common forms of negligence is caused by the trucking companies: Sending out drivers who lack adequate training, experience and licensure. With decades of experience, we know how to uncover this type of negligence and get you the compensation you deserve.
Prove negligence when the crash was caused by an untrained semi-truck driver?
In many cases, investigation of driver logbooks, accident reconstruction, driver background checks and other research can uncover instances of negligence. Negligence consists of a violation of a duty of care that directly causes damage. It takes a skilled and experience attorney to discover and establish negligence.
Will the insurance company compensate me for my medical bills?
No. Even if the insurance adjuster shows up and makes you an offer that seems very generous, it will not cover your long-term medical bills and other expenses. The insurance company is not on your side.
How can I get the compensation I need?
The only way to be sure to get the best compensation award available is to work with an experienced attorney who knows how to win.