London, KY Truck Accident Attorneys
Protecting Victims of Big Truck Wrecks in Central & Eastern Kentucky
While it may be true that 18-wheelers and other large trucks are essential to keeping our nation’s economy going, they can be an intimidating presence on the road for drivers of smaller vehicles. Their mass alone makes them very dangerous, but other factors are even more troubling. It’s no secret that some truck drivers habitually forgo food or sleep or even use amphetamines in order to log more driving hours. This negligence can have catastrophic and even fatal consequences for other vehicle operators.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or other large truck, you should speak to a dedicated truck accident attorney in your area to get help with filing a claim and protecting your rights. The London truck accident lawyers at Bentley, George & Sparks serve wrongfully injured clients throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky. We can secure the compensation and medical treatment you and your family need and deserve following a collision with a big rig.
What to Do After a Truck Accident
Truck accidents tend to be particularly devastating compared to other types of motor vehicle accidents due to the immense size and weight of semis—not to mention the cargo, which can also contribute to property damage and injury.
If you have recently been involved in an accident with a big rig, head to the hospital or to see your primary care physician immediately. Truck accident victims often suffer from severe if not catastrophic injuries that require extensive treatment and care. These injuries can be debilitating and incredibly expensive to treat, so seek help as soon as possible. Even if you don’t have any obvious injuries, you may be suffering from broken ribs, internal bleeding, or minor to severe brain damage—all of which can be hard to detect at first without a thorough medical examination.
Once your health has been taken care of, you will need to determine who is liable for the accident so you can file a claim against the at-fault party for damages. This process can be complicated because numerous parties are involved in commercial trucking operations. The best way to determine who exactly is at fault is to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney.
Those who may be held liable for a truck accident include:
- The truck’s driver
- The truck’s owner
- The trucking company that hired the driver
- The loading company that put cargo in the truck
- The truck’s manufacturer (if a mechanical defect led to the crash, for instance)
Doing Whatever is Necessary to Get the Best for Our Kentucky Clients
At Bentley, George & Sparks, we don’t shy away from doing whatever is necessary on behalf of our clients in order to make sure they are compensated fairly after a serious accident, including taking their cases to trial if negotiations are unsuccessful. This fearless attitude has resulted in our clients receiving millions of dollars in damages—in fact, founding attorney Bruce R. Bentley is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an elite association of trial lawyers who have successfully obtained payouts of a million dollars or more for victims in personal injury cases. Fewer than 1% of lawyers enjoy this distinction. When you let us handle your claim, you’re much more likely to get the compensation you deserve.
Compensation you may be eligible for includes:
- Past and future medical expenses related to your accident
- Lost earnings as a result of having to take time off work or quit
- Pain and suffering you endured due to the crash
- Other expenses related to your accident
Giving Victims of Truck Accidents a Fighting Chance
During the claims process, you can expect to demonstrate that a truck driver’s negligence or misconduct caused the accident in which you were injured. Even under the best of circumstances, this is not easy to do. You will need to collect evidence, talk to witnesses, solicit the aid of experts such as physicians and accident reconstructors, and document everything according to the letter of the law in order to make your case. This can be a daunting task for someone who has never filed a personal injury claim. Fortunately, you don’t need to take on big trucking companies and their insurers on your own.
Schedule a case evaluation at our London office as soon as you have received medical treatment for your injuries and let us help you with the complicated process of filing a claim. Our experience and unwillingness to compromise can help you even the odds in your personal injury case.
Call Bentley, George & Sparks at (606) 332-2494 to schedule your free consultation with a seasoned Kentucky truck accident attorney and learn more about your legal options following a severe accident involving an 18-wheeler or other large truck.