Ready To Fight For You After A Truck Accident
If you have been in an accident with a commercial truck, you may have suffered severe injuries and significant property damage. These cases quickly become complicated because they often involve several parties. You need a lawyer who not only knows the law in these cases but is prepared to fight for your rights.
The attorneys at Freeman, Childers & Howard have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We understand the needs of our clients in southeastern Kentucky because we have dedicated our practice to meeting those needs. As experienced trial attorneys, we are always prepared to fight for your personal injury case in court if we cannot negotiate a settlement that provides you the compensation you deserve.
Who Is Liable In A Commercial Vehicle Accident?
One of the most complex parts of a truck accident is figuring out liability. You know that the commercial driver was negligent, but who will pay your damages. In a typical accident between two passenger vehicles, you make a claim against the other driver’s insurance. When a business is involved, however, the situation may not be so straightforward. The parties could include:
- The driver, who may be self-employed or may work for the trucking company or an independent delivery company. Commercial drivers must follow a host of state and federal regulations.
- The company that owns the truck, if not the driver. They may also be liable for not keeping the truck in good working order if a maintenance issue caused the accident.
- The company that loaded the truck with the goods being delivered, if they loaded it improperly.
- The truck manufacturer, if a defective part caused the accident.
Our team is experienced in doing a thorough investigation of the cause of the accident. We know how to navigate the different parties and their possible liability in an accident. We also understand how to work with multiple commercial insurance companies.
Serious Injuries From Truck Accidents
Unfortunately, severe injuries are all too common in commercial truck accidents. In such cases, we take the time to fully understand the extent of your injuries and the care you will need now and in the future to make sure you receive all of the compensation you need for your medical care. Some of the more common injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Bruises and lacerations
In addition, if you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, allow our office to help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases help family members recover compensation for both their financial and emotional losses.
Find Out How We Can Help
Our team is here to help you recover financially so you can recover physically and emotionally from your accident. Find out more by scheduling a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. You can contact us online or call our Corbin office at 606-503-0521 today.