What should I do if my loved one was killed by a drunk trucker?

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Many people feel overwhelmed and angry after they learn that an intoxicated trucker caused the crash that killed their loved one. These feelings, combined with the grief that comes from losing someone you love, can make it difficult to know what to do next. Our truck accident lawyers understand this and want you to have the information you need as quickly as possible.

4 Important Things to Know After a Fatal Truck DUI

You don’t have to have all of the answers right away. However, there are a few things that we want you to know as soon as possible, including:

  1. You have a limited amount of time to pursue a lawsuit. In most cases you have one year to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you do not file your case within that time and try to file it later, the defendant will most likely ask the court to dismiss your claim and the court will grant that motion.
  2. It is important to take action to preserve evidence now. The trucking company has some of the evidence that is important to your truck accident DUI case. You must act now to make sure that the evidence is not destroyed before you need it.
  3. You don’t have to talk directly to trucking companies or insurance companies. Anything you say to either the trucking company or the insurance company may hurt your case. You have the right to ask the trucking company, the insurance company, and anyone else who contacts you about the case to contact your lawyer.
  4. There is help available and you don’t need any money up front. Our experienced truck accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You don’t have to worry about paying us while your claim is pending. If your claim is not successful, you will not owe us any attorney fees.

Drunk truckers, and in some cases their employers, deserve to be held accountable for their actions. Call us or reach out to us via this website at any time if you would like to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced Kentucky truck accident wrongful death lawyers.