The Kentucky Lawyers to Call if You’re Hurt in a Big Truck Wreck
If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in a big truck wreck, we often find that safety laws were ignored by 18-wheeler drivers. When families find this out, they get angry – and, they should be angry.
Common causes of 18-wheeler wrecks by big truck drivers include:
- Lack of training
- Missing reflectors on big trucks
- Driver fatigue
Big truck wrecks are often catastrophic. Big trucks can cause a lot of damage. Too many Kentuckians are killed in big truck wrecks. Our experienced 18-wheeler wreck lawyers handle big truck wrecks in Lexington, Manchester, Hazard, London, Somerset and throughout Kentucky.
First Steps After a Big Truck Wreck
- Seek medical treatment immediately.
- Photograph the scene.
- Get names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses.
- Don’t rush to talk to an insurance company.
- Be wary of any attorney or medical provider that contacts you first.
- Contact Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer.
Common Questions After a Truck Wreck
- What am I going to do about something to drive?
- Who will pay my medical bills?
- What should I do first after my wreck?
- How much compensation will I get?
- When will I get my check?
This depends upon your insurance policy. You may be able to have a rental car provided to you through your policy. As soon as we’re able to identify the insurance company for the at-fault party, we contact them and demand they provde you with a rental car until your vehicle can be repaired or replaced.
In Kentucky, the insurance carrier for the automobile you occupy at the time of the wreck is responsible for up to $10,000 in medical bills. That insurance company will seek reimbursement from the at-fault party’s insurance company. If you have health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, they may pay your medical expenses. If they do, they will seek reimbursement from any money that you may ultimately recover from the at-fault party.
You should immediately call 911 or local police to alert them of the wreck and request emergency medical treatment if your injuries are significant. When law enforcement shows up, do not admit fault. They are just there to document the accident and will file a police report that may be critical to your claim. Once you are in a safe place after your wreck, call our big truck lawyers to help you deal with the insurance companies. Don’t talk to any insurance companies without talking to us first!
There is no easy answer to this question. Many factors including the degree of the severity of the injuries, the amount of medical expenses and lost wages, and the amount of available insurance coverage play roles in the amount of compensation you may receive.
Dealing with a big truck wreck and the insurance companies is a long process. While the insurance company may offer you a quick check, if you take it, you may be losing out on getting maximum compensation. Before you talk to any insurance company, sign anything or agree to a quick settlement, let our Kentucky big truck attorneys take a look at your case to make sure you’re getting a fair amount. Call us today for help.
Dealing with an 18-wheeler wreck can be a scary process. Get Kentucky Courage™ from Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer. If you or a loved one suffered injuries from an 18-wheeler wreck, let our experienced big truck wreck attorneys help.
Call As Soon as a Big Truck Wreck Happens
Within hours of a big truck wreck happening, evidence fades. Skid marks get lighter, witnesses forget things, clean-up crews come in and critical evidence can just disappear.
Call our attorneys as soon as you can after an 18-wheeler wreck. We work with forensic teams to recreate and examine the wreck scene. By doing so, we get to the bottom of what happened. In these cases, time isn’t on your side so it’s in your best interest to call us as soon as you can after the wreck.
Beware of the Big Trucks’ Insurance Companies
Most of the time, insurance companies for big trucks will pressure you into accepting a quick settlement. But don’t sign or say anything until you talk with us first. If you don’t, you most likely will get a check for much less than you really deserve. We’ll help you avoid the common mistakes most people make when dealing with insurance companies.
Attorneys Roy Collins and Dan Yeast worked for insurance companies for years. They understand how insurance companies work and operate. If you’re hurt in an 18-wheeler wreck, talk to Roy or Dan before you talk to any insurance companies. Call us today to get the Kentucky courage you need.
Hurt in a Truck Wreck in Kentucky?
Call Us Right Away.
If you’re in a truck wreck, these wrecks are catastrophic and you need lawyers that have dealt with the big vehicles, the big companies.
Evidence is lost immediately after a wreck. Skid marks fade. Memories fade. People move.
Truck wrecks have a whole lot of components to it. You really need a skilled attorney to represent you in a big truck wreck.