Truck Crashes Are Not the Same As Car Accidents
Kentucky truck accidents are more complex than typical car crashes. There may be different parties responsible for the accident, different evidence that is needed in the investigation of the accident, and different recoveries available.
A Truck Accident Lawsuit May Be Brought Against:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The broker/shipper
- The company that performed maintenance on the truck
- The construction company that designed or maintained the road where the wreck occurred
- The company that dispatched the driver and placed them on the road
Identifying the right defendant depends on the specific cause of the truck accident. The investigation into the cause of a crash may include accident reconstruction, interpreting log books and maintenance records, and reviewing compliance with government regulations that apply to the trucking industry. Hiring a truck accident lawyer who is familiar with all aspects of trucking safety regulations and truck accident issues is important to a successful truck accident recovery.
Commercial vehicles, such as trucks, that are engaged in interstate commerce must carry a higher minimum of insurance than that required for passenger vehicles in Kentucky. This may allow you to recover a larger amount of compensation than you could recover from a car crash if your case is successful.