If you have suffered personal injury or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you are not alone. Indeed, in 2005, approximately one in eight traffic fatalities involved a crash with a large truck. Although nothing can truly make up for the trauma of injury or loss, truck accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries, pain, and suffering - compensatory damages that can minimize the emotional and economic hardships a victim faces during his or her recovery. At The Lohman Law Office P.S.C., we are intimately familiar with the laws pertaining to truck accidents. Our truck accident attorneys — lawyers based in Louisville, Kentucky — provide legal counsel of the highest caliber. We will take aggressive legal action on your behalf.
- Basic Types of Truck Accidents
- Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Truck Accident Damages
Basic Types of Truck Accidents
Most truck accidents involve a collision between a big rig, 18-wheeler, semi tractor-trailer or other large commercial truck and a passenger car, motorcycle or other comparatively small motor vehicle. In some cases, the operator of the large truck simply loses control and strikes a pedestrian or some other non-motorist. In any case, truck accidents can cause significant property damage, catastrophic personal injury and even wrongful death.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, our attorneys can help. Our lawyers serve Louisville, Kentucky, and the surrounding areas. Contact The Lohman Law Office P.S.C. today to schedule a case evaluation.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The sheer size of large trucks makes them inherently dangerous to both their operators and other drivers on the road. Big rigs are also top-heavy, difficult to maneuver and often overloaded, and their two-part construction increases their tendency to "jack knife" (i.e., when the truck's rig swings forward and collides with its cab in jack knife fashion). Truck drivers are sometimes under-trained, overworked, fatigued or even intoxicated. Finally, defects in a truck's design or manufacture, and malfunctioning of its components, can cause an accident.
Truck Accident Damages
With the help of a talented trucking accident lawyer, victims may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses related to the injury
- Funeral expenses (in wrongful death cases)
- Past and future loss of wages
- Decreased earning potential
- Physical impairment
- Decreased quality or enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Victims of Truck Accidents — Contact Our Accident Lawyers Based in Louisville, Kentucky
Contact The Lohman Law Office P.S.C. to learn more about victims' rights after truck accidents. Our truck accident attorneys — lawyers serving Louisville, Kentucky, and the surrounding areas — provide outstanding legal representation. We will work diligently to make sure that your rights are protected.