Trucking Accidents


Truck Accident Claims

From the standpoint of a practicing attorney, the main difference between car and truck accident litigation has to do with the insurance coverage that's available to cover your losses. A car’s liability coverage, combined with your own underinsured motorist policy, might only meet portions of your losses.

Semi-trucks and commercial vehicles are usually covered under policies that start at $1-3 million per incident, and it's possible that separate policies are in place to cover the tractor, the trailer, and the driver of a single big rig.

While it's good to know where your payments will come from if you successfully prove liability and damages, you should also be aware that trucking companies and their insurers are represented by experienced defense counsel with plenty of incentive to limit the payout on your claims.

Types of Truck Accidents

There are several types of accidents involving trucks. Some of the most common types of truck accidents include:

  • Rear End Accidents

  • Blind Spot Accidents

  • Wide Turn Accidents

  • Jackknife Accidents

  • Rollover Accidents

  • Lost Load Accidents

  • T-Bone Accidents

  • Tire Blowouts

  • Under Ride Accidents

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often the most dangerous types of crashes due to the sheer size of the vehicles involved. These accidents can result in serious injuries or possibly death. Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Distracted Drivers

  • Driver Fatigue

  • Drunk Drivers

  • Improperly Loaded Cargo

  • Improperly Trained Drivers

  • Brake Failures

  • Poor Maintenance

  • Poor Road Conditions

  • Speeding

How a Truck Accident Attorney Can Help

If your accident occurred in Kentucky, you can get an experienced lawyer of your own to protect your interests. Attorney Tate Meagher is committed to prompt investigation, thorough preparation, and detailed documentation of your claims can help protect you from inadequate settlement offers and stubborn defense tactics.  With aggressive negotiation and litigation tactics attorney Tate Meagher is always looking to resolve his clients claims for maximum value.  

If you or a loved one has  been injured in a trucking accident, Don’t Wait, Call Tate at (502) 309-9213 to schedule a free consultation now.

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