Truck crashes are by far one of the most dangerous and deadly types of roadway collisions. These violent collisions often involve a massive tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle, resulting in catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries. If you or a loved one is involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver behind the wheel of a truck or tractor-trailer, reach out to a Florence truck accident attorney for legal advice regarding your potential case.

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A local personal injury attorney will investigate your truck accident, determine which party is at fault, and help you hold that party accountable for their negligence. If your injuries are caused by a truck driver’s carelessness or negligence behind the wheel, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Let an attorney help you get the compensation you deserve.


Assessing Legal Liability in a Tractor-Trailer Collision

In many truck accident cases, there can be a number of parties who could be held liable for damages. The most obvious party in a tractor-trailer collision is the person behind the wheel of the truck. A truck driver who is speeding, driving aggressively, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failing to observe the rules of the road can be held liable if their actions result in a collision that causes injuries.

Sometimes, a truck collision can occur because cargo was loaded improperly which can disrupt the equilibrium of the trailer, leading to a dangerous rollover. In these circumstances, the cargo loading company or even the owner of the truck could be held liable for damages. If poor roadway maintenance contributed to the crash, a local government responsible for maintaining the roads could also be liable. An experienced Florence truck accident attorney can conduct an investigation into the collision, review the police report, accident footage, witness statements, and other information to determine whether one or more parties contributed to the accident and may be held liable.

Comparative Liability in Truck Accident Claims

Under Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 411.182, the Commonwealth adheres to a pure comparative fault rule of law. Essentially, this rule allows an injured party to recover even if they are 99% to blame for the accident. However, the injured party’s recovery will be reduced by their degree of fault.

The Deadline to Pursue Compensatory Damages

If you are injured in a serious truck accident, consult with a Florence attorney as soon as possible. Under Ky. Rev. Stat. § 413.140, you have one year from the date of their wreck to file suit against the at-fault party or parties. If you fail to file your claim within the one-year deadline, you may be ineligible to recover compensation for damages.

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More on Trucking Accidents:

What to Do After a Semi Tractor Trailer Hits Your Car
Distracted Driving: The Penalties and the Risks for Truck Drivers
Going With the Flow or Governor-Enforced Slow: Truck Safety

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If you are suffering from severe losses following a devastating truck collision, a Florence truck accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. An attorney can answer your legal questions and explain your legal rights to help you move forward with your claim. Call today to get started on your case.

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