Most consumer products aren’t flown by plane or transported on a train to their final destination. Instead, they are picked up by tractor-trailers at ports and transported to distribution centers. Warehouse workers generally unload the trailers, sort the products, and divvy them between their stores. Distribution center employees then load those products in a trailer and summon a trucker to haul them away to their final destination.
Many of us have heard incidents of parked big rig accidents mentioned in local news reports. A small passenger vehicle traveling on the highway fails to see a tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of the road or exit ramp and strikes the much-larger truck—resulting in a serious crash and, many times, fatality. These accidents often occur at night, and frequently under conditions of inclement weather like rain, snow, or fog.
If you have been involved in a crash with a large commercial truck, you need a lawyer with extensive experience in truck accident law. You need to know that you are backed by someone with expertise, someone who can leverage their skill to protect you and your loved ones. That is what a good legal advocate should do for our friends and neighbors here in Richmond. The right lawyer will work closely with each individual client, gaining a deep understanding of each case so the responsible party can be held accountable and the road can be a safer place for everyone.
Operating a large commercial truck can be a dangerous occupation for drivers who often spend up to 11 consecutive hours on the road. However, the risk for passenger vehicle drivers who share the road with tractor-trailers weighing 20-30 times more than a car can be even more substantial. Commercial truck accidents, although more infrequent per mile than passenger vehicle wrecks, can be the most catastrophic. Research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. It is clear that large trucks do not operate in a bubble, and passenger cars can become entangled when things go wrong, whether or not they are at fault.
If you have been involved in a crash with a large commercial truck, you need to know that you are backed by a trusted law firm with experience in truck accident law. Our team at Golden Law Office works hard to make the road a safer place for everyone. We can use our valuable experience in truck accident law to determine the ways you have been affected by the accident, helping you receive the compensation you need to recover your losses. One of the first steps in the process is determining the liable party in a tractor-trailer accident.
Sharing the road with large trucks can be nerve-wracking because they are so much larger and heavier than regular sized vehicles. In Kentucky, we have plenty of tractor trailers on our roads because we rely on them to transfer goods within our state and to other parts of the country. While most truck drivers are careful and qualified, some make mistakes and cause serious accidents.
Large trucks colliding with other trucks or regular-sized vehicles can create serious injuries and damages to all vehicles involved, but especially the smaller vehicles. Large trucks can weigh up to 30 times more than passenger cars, which is what makes truck accidents so serious. Additionally, when trucks collide with regular-sized vehicles, 67 percent of fatalities are occupants of passenger vehicles and only 16 percent of fatalities are the occupants of trucks.
When you’ve been in a serious truck accident in Lexington that wasn’t your fault and are looking to recover the cost of the damages done to you and your property, you’ll want an experienced lawyer from Golden Law Office on your side. We’ll fight for you to get the full and fair compensation that you deserve from the collision.
Truck accidents often occur because of negligence. After an accident, it’s common to immediately think that the truck driver was the one to blame. They may have been driving while distracted, fatigued, or were disobeying the rules of the road. However, the truck driver isn’t always the one at fault. The trucking company could have acted negligently. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a truck, an injury lawyer from Golden Law Office can represent you and get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand how nerve-wracking it can be to go up against a large trucking company. We won’t be intimidated and will do everything we can to get you a favorable settlement. Trucking companies need to know that their responsibility to keep their vehicles safe is something they need to take seriously.
While there are similarities between investigating an accident between two passenger vehicles and a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck, the latter is generally more complex. This is because there are more factors to consider, like the trucking company and the federal trucking regulations. If you’ve been in a tractor-trailer accident, you’ll benefit from understanding how the police investigate the incident and how you can use that information to support your truck accident injury claim.
Every day, products and services are hauled across the country. While the trucking industry is a benefit to the nation’s economy, the vehicles themselves can create deadly situations. When tractor-trailers compete with cars, SUVs, pickups, and motorcycles for space on the road, it’s possible for those in smaller vehicles to get seriously hurt. Thousands of individuals are fatally injured every year in truck accidents.
The majority of big rig crashes are entirely preventable because most are the result of human error. There are steps that truckers and trucking companies can take to reduce the number of crashes. But hesitation is likely because many of the steps involve time and monetary investments; however, our lawyers understand that your loved one’s lives are worth more.
The trucking industry is one of the largest in the country and delivers millions of goods and services all across the United States. While the benefits of the industry are substantial, accidents involving truck drivers and smaller passenger vehicles claim thousands of lives every year. Many of the wrecks are attributed to driver error or company neglect.
Experts are estimating severe trucker shortages in the upcoming decade. This could potentially raise the number of truck accidents and put more lives at stake. In order to understand why collision rates could increase, it’s important to understand why the shortage is happening in the first place.
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11:25 22 Aug 20
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00:21 20 Jul 20
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14:56 10 Mar 20
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17:50 30 Aug 19
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07:59 26 Aug 19
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01:02 02 Jul 19
I could not have had an easier process with my case. I contacted the office, came in gave my side of what happened and from there they took over. I only had to give testimony and signatures. Very impressed with all the people that I was interacting with. I would highly recommend to anyone!
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18:02 13 Jun 19
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22:28 17 May 19
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00:07 26 Feb 19
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14:59 17 Dec 18
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14:47 17 Dec 18
Golden Law Office represented me for a slip and fall accident. I was very pleased with their representation and results.
14:01 23 Nov 18
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04:23 11 Aug 18
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19:34 05 Jul 18
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18:27 14 Jun 18
I was very pleased with the service and results Golden Law Office provided me during a difficult time.
20:38 11 Jun 18
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18:29 01 Jun 18
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15:44 04 Apr 18
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15:30 19 Mar 18
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15:14 19 Mar 18
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15:09 19 Mar 18
I was very happy with Golden Law Office. I would recommend them to anyone who is hurt in an accident.
15:02 19 Mar 18
I hired Golden Law Office to represent me when my wife was killed in a car accident. While it was a devastating time, Golden Law Office helped me obtain a fair result from the insurance company. I would recommend Golden Law Office to others.