If you or a loved one were injured a tractor trailer accident, getting the compensation you need for your injuries can be complex and confusing. Building a strong case requires a thorough investigation, navigating trucking industry regulations, and sometimes even recreating the accident scene. All the while, insurance companies will do whatever it takes to ensure your case settles for as little as possible.
The legal team at Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers know Kentucky law and federal guidelines, and we’re here to assist you. Our tractor trailer injury lawyers can determine how your accident happened and fight to get you the money you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Dial (800) 344-5717 or complete a free initial consultation form to talk to us about your case today.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Trucking companies and truck drivers are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a government agency that enforces safety standards designed to reduce tractor trailer accidents.
Common violations of FMCSA regulations include:
- Inadequate maintenance
Despite being held to regular maintenance schedules, trucking companies and drivers sometimes try to save money by driving damaged, worn, or failure-prone equipment.
- Driver negligence
Drivers are supposed to log the hours they drive to ensure they get adequate rest between shifts on the road. But pressure to meet deadlines can cause them to keep driving beyond their natural limits.
- Overloaded trucks
More cargo means more profits for drivers and their employers. But overloading vehicles causes them to handle unpredictably and stop slower, which can compromise their ability to avoid accidents.
- Lack of training
Driving a tractor trailer safely requires skills and experience that take time to develop. When companies rush new drivers onto the road without proper supervision, they can make mistakes that cause serious accidents.
No matter how your tractor trailer accident happened, our Louisville attorneys are ready to help determine who was responsible and fight for your rights to compensation.
Get Experienced Help Now
With our No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t pay us anything unless you get money for your claim.* Contact our Louisville tractor trailer accident lawyers today for a free case review. Dial (800) 344-5717 or complete our free initial consultation form to get started
* In accordance with KBA regulations, we must inform you that case and court costs may be the responsibility of the client.