Accidents involving large commercial trucks often cause devastating injury, simply due to the size of the truck which is much larger than even the largest SUV on the road. When you’re involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, the stakes are often higher than accidents involving only regular passenger vehicles, and it can be complex to determine liability.
The best way to determine who is responsible for your injuries from a tractor trailer accident is to call Louisville personal injury lawyer Karl Truman at 502-222-2222 to schedule a complimentary consultation.
The responsibility for a truck accident lies in who was acting negligently. If the trucker is at fault, common reasons for causing an accident include:
While it’s tempting to always blame the truck driver when an accident happens, it’s not always the case that the larger vehicle is responsible. Drivers of smaller cars and trucks often act recklessly around tractor trailers, impatiently trying to pass or driving too close to the truck. If you drive too close to a tractor trailer, chances are high that the driver can’t even see you. It’s your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings and give large trucks the berth they need.
In some cases, multiple parties may be held liable for a truck accident. Cases where this could happen include:
An experienced personal injury lawyer with extensive resources to perform an investigation can help you navigate the complex world of tractor trailer accidents. If you don’t bother to call a lawyer, you could end up with compensation well below what you need and deserve.
Karl Truman has experience helping both commercial truck drivers when the car driver was at fault, and helping the car driver when the commercial truck driver was at fault. He knows the ins and outs of the law regarding commercial trucking regulations, and he has the experience necessary to get the heart of an accident and determine liability.
If you have been injured in an accident with a tractor trailer, call Karl Truman today at 502-222-2222 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve clients in Louisville, Kentucky and Jeffersonville, Indiana, as well as surrounding areas.