Truck Accident Lawyers in Louisville, Kentucky
What are the first steps to take after a truck accident in Louisville?
Trucking accidents are similar to car accidents in what steps you should take following a wreck:
- Call 911 if you or someone else has been injured.
- Contact the local police department to come and evaluate the scene of the wreck.
- Get contact information of any bystanders to the wreck.
- Give the investigating officer all of the information he or she needs in order to complete his or her investigation.
- Seek medical treatment as needed. Your health is the first priority.
- Contact an Louisville truck accident attorney who can help with dealing with your own insurance company as well as the insurance company for the at-fault driver.
How can you protect me against a trucking company?
We can bring claims against all of the appropriate parties. Depending on the facts of the case, you may have claims against the other driver, the company that owns the truck, the shipping broker, and/or the owner of the cargo being transported. Additionally, there are many specific state and federal regulations that apply to trucking companies. Our Louisville truck accident lawyers will explore every avenue to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Who is responsible for the medical bills after an truck accident?
The medical bills will initially be your responsibility. Kentucky is a no-fault coverage state so you may access your Basic Reparations Benefits (BRB)/Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits to pay your bills. You may also submit your bills to your health insurance carrier. Ultimately, though, if the trucking company or other related entity acknowledges liability or is found to be at-fault, then the trucking company or other related entity will be responsible for compensating you for your medical bills.
How can I help preserve evidence after a crash and is there anything I need to do to make sure it is preserved?
As your Louisville truck accident attorneys, we will be able to help you with gathering the necessary evidence. You can help by: cooperating with the 911 operator and investigating officer, taking pictures and/or video of the scene of the wreck, and obtaining contact information and descriptions from any witnesses to the wreck and asking them to share their observations with the investigating officer. You should also contact an Louisville truck accident lawyer as soon as possible because there are steps the attorney needs to take to preserve evidence, which may include the truck in question and/or the accompanying black box.
What does an Louisville truck accident attorney need me to bring to them when I first talk with them?
You are the most important source of knowledge and information! We will learn a lot just by talking. You can also bring any documents in your possession that you think are related to your case, including a police report, documents regarding medical treatment, a list of medical providers, and a list of time missed from work. Any information you don’t have or don’t know to ask for, we will collect for you, to ensure we have all the necessary information to represent your interests.
What type of compensation is available from truck accidents?
You may recover past and future related medical bills, lost wages, future lost income, and physical and mental pain and suffering. You may also recover punitive damages if the jury finds the party causing your injury acted with wanton, reckless or willful disregard for your safety.