Five Tips to Find the Right Truck Accident Lawyer

Published on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:00 am in Truck Accidents.

Experiencing a Kentucky semi-truck accident can mean a sudden and dramatic change to your everyday life.  Although the trauma and injuries resulting from a semi-truck accident can be difficult, finding the right semi-truck accident lawyer for your case does not have to be.  The following tips can help identify the most important factors to help you find the best Kentucky semi-truck accident lawyer for your case:

How to Avoid Being Involved in a Semi Truck Accident

Published on Feb 1, 2017 at 9:55 pm in Truck Accidents.

Driving alongside a large 18-wheeler truck on the highway can be a nerve-wracking experience. You not only realize that you’re driving alongside a truck of sheer weight and magnitude, you realize that an accident with a semi truck would prove disastrous. A smaller passenger vehicle would simply stand no chance, and any injuries sustained would surely be serious in nature–if not life-threatening.

The weight, size, and amount of force semi trucks are comprised of make them a considerably more dangerous vehicle to navigate around and cause feelings of uneasiness. However, there are tips drivers can abide by to avoid accidents with a semi truck. Here are some crucial tips to follow:

Truck Driver Inattention: What Studies Have Found

Published on May 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm in Truck Accidents.

While inattentive or distracted driving is dangerous for all drivers, truck drivers may be especially dangerous when they are inattentive, distracted or simply not paying attention.  Studies have found that truck driver inattention is a common reason for serious truck crashes.  If you have been injured in such a crash, it is important to contact a Kentucky truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

Federal Government Study on Truck Accident Causes

According to the federal government’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), truck driver inattention is a critical reason for a truck wreck in 29% of U.S. truck crashes, and an associated reason for a truck wreck in 20% of U.S. truck crashes. The government has found that distracted or inattentive truck drivers rank highest on the danger index for truck accident causes.

Fatal Paducah, KY Semi-Truck Accident Claims Two Lives

Published on May 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm in Truck Accidents.

Our thoughts are with the families of two motorcyclists who tragically lost their lives in a fatal semi-truck accident in Paducah, Kentucky on Tuesday on Interstate 24.
According to the McCracken County Coroner, Robert A. Storrs, 30, and Jessica R. Caroe, 27, passed away at the scene of the accident.

The accident was allegedly caused when 60-year-old truck driver James Hoerman did not stop in time and struck the back of a 1998 Honda Shadow motorcycle being ridden by Storrs and Caroe. Both bikers were thrown from the motorcycle and died from the injuries they sustained.

Traffic had slowed because of an earlier accident on the I-24 bridge over the Ohio River.

Why Do Most Kentucky Semi-Truck Accidents Happen?

Published on May 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm in Truck Accidents.

It seems like we read about them every day in the news, or are stopped on the highway because of them. Serious Kentucky semi-truck accidents happen on a regular basis. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 1,403 injuries from crashes involving large trucks in 2010 alone—not including the semi-truck crashes resulting in fatalities.

Most accidents involving tractor-trailers are due to the fact that the driver cannot stop his rig in time. When this happens, one of three things usually occurs:

  • The truck driver ends up rear-ending smaller, more vulnerable cars in front of him.
  • The truck driver will try swerving to the left or right shoulders and side-swiping other cars.
  • The truck driver will lose control of his truck altogether, which results in the rig jackknifing and blocking traffic, causing the other cars to strike his load.
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