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Whitley County, Kentucky Truck Accident Lawyers

Sharing the road with commercial trucks can be deadly because of their size and weight in comparison. Most of the injuries and deaths in large truck accidents are drivers and passengers in other vehicles. If you were injured in a commercial truck accident, we want to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact Baird, Blevins, & Lowe Law Offices, PLLC, for a free consultation with one of our Whitley County truck accident attorneys.

Why Choose Our Williamsburg Truck Accident Attorneys to Handle Your Claim?

Truck accident cases are incredibly complicated, time-consuming, and expensive to investigate. Our Whitley County truck accident lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to investigate the accident and gather evidence necessary to build a strong case of fault and liability.

We offer high-quality legal services at reasonable prices. Our law firm accepts personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees until after we recover money from your claim.

At Baird, Blevins, & Lowe Law Offices, PLLC, we are passionate about holding trucking companies and other parties responsible for their negligence and wrongdoing. Our legal team does not stop until we pursue every legal avenue to hold the parties liable for your claim responsible for your damages.

Who is Responsible for My Damages?

Truck accident cases generally involve multiple parties. The truck driver and the trucking company may be liable for your damages. Other parties, including shippers, loaders, truck manufacturers, government entities, and repair shops, could also be liable for your damages.

A thorough truck accident investigation is crucial to determine how the accident occurred and to identify the parties responsible for the cause of the crash. We identify all factors that could have contributed to the large truck accident. Common causes of large truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver inexperience
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Drowsy and fatigued driving
  • Lack of truck maintenance
  • Impaired driving
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Road and weather conditions
  • Defective truck parts or systems
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • The actions of other motorists

Because our lawyers have experience handling truck accidents, we take immediate steps to protect evidence. We notify the trucking company to preserve the information on the truck’s black box, log records, driver’s employment records, maintenance records, and other information that could prove liability and fault.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Large truck accidents can cause catastrophic injuries for victims. Many victims sustain permanent disabilities because of their accident injuries. Common injuries in a large truck accident include:

  • Multiple broken bones and fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis
  • Severe burns and disfigurement
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Amputations and loss of limbs
  • Head and back injuries
  • Cognitive and emotional impairments

What Damages Can I Recover for a Truck Accident Claim?

Kentucky personal injury laws allow for the recovery of non-economic and economic damages. The damages recoverable in a truck accident case depend on the facts of your case. However, common damages included in truck accident claims are:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Future damages because of a permanent disability, including medical treatment and lost wages
  • A decrease in earning potential because of a permanent impairment
  • Emotional, mental, and physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological injuries, including anxiety, PTSD, and depression
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Disabling conditions and permanent impairments
  • Loss of quality of life or enjoyment of life
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses related to the truck accident or your injuries

The value of your claim depends on your damages and other factors such as the severity and type of injuries. Truck accident victims who sustain catastrophic injuries are usually entitled to higher settlements because the injuries result in substantial damages.

Steps to Take After a Large Truck Accident

Attorneys often advise individuals to document the accident scene by taking pictures, making videos, and asking witnesses for their contact information. However, most victims of large truck accidents are severely injured. Therefore, they cannot begin taking steps to protect their best interests until much later. If you were injured in a large truck accident, you can help your case by:

  • Continue to seek medical treatment and follow your doctor’s orders
  • Do not talk to the insurance company or the trucking company about the accident
  • Contact our office as soon as possible to discuss your case with a truck accident lawyer
  • Document your injuries by taking photographs and keeping detailed notes about your pain levels, activities you cannot perform, and how the injuries impact your daily life
  • Keep copies of all documents related to the accident, including medical bills, receipts, and reports
  • Do not post anything on social media or allow people to post information about you

The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can begin taking steps to protect your legal rights, so that you can focus entirely on recovering and healing from your injuries.

Contact Our Corbin Truck Accident Lawyers for a Free Case Review

A large truck accident can be one of the most painful and challenging events. The legal team at Baird, Blevins, & Lowe Law Offices, PLLC, is here to provide guidance, support, and legal services as you try to get your life back in the aftermath of the accident.

Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We handle truck accident claims in Corbin, Williamsburg, and throughout Whitley County, Kentucky.