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Kentucky Unsafe Driving Semi-Truck Crash Attorneys

Although semi-truck drivers are typically traveling under strict deadlines, there is no excuse for participating in unsafe driving habits, which can ultimately cause catastrophic collisions. The majority of fatal large truck accidents in Kentucky are caused by truck operators lacking proper control. If you have been injured or if you have lost someone you love because of a truck driver’s unsafe driving, you may be entitled to damages. Speak to our Kentucky unsafe driving semi-truck crash lawyer at the Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart. We will go over your legal options and evaluate your case for free. Fill out our contact form online or call (888) 782-9090.

Why Hire Our Kentucky Unsafe Driving Semi-Truck Crash Lawyer

  • We have secured tens of millions of dollars over the past 42 years for our clients.
  • We are known for getting results and insurance companies are aware that we are not afraid to go to trial to get the compensation you deserve.
  • We give personalized care to each case and put our clients first.

Top Five Types of Unsafe Semi-Truck Driving in Kentucky

Inattention

Driving while distracted can be caused by or includes activities such as:

  • Speaking on the phone (including hands-free)
  • Texting
  • Changing the radio, GPS, DVD, or CD player
  • Children, pets and other passengers in the car
  • Adjusting the air conditioner, windshield wipers, or lights
  • Eating or drinking
  • Smoking
  • Other distractions outside the vehicle

Any form of inattention while driving can cause severe accidents. Both truckers and regular motorists must remain vigilant at all times in order to drive safely.

Misjudging Clearance

Truck drivers can misjudge a clearance or miss seeing warning signs that semi-trucks will not fit under an overpass. When a truck does crash into an object overhead, the damage can be devastating. A fire may start, cargo is likely to be scattered across the road, and any vehicles behind the truck may also end up being involved in the collision.

Not Under Proper Control

There are many factors that can cause a semi-truck driver to lose control of their vehicle. Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations. Large trucks do not have the ability to stop quickly and can easily gain even more momentum if traveling downhill, making speeding extremely dangerous. Driving too fast, or even at all, in terrible weather conditions can also result in serious collisions. Rain, glaring sunlight, fog, snow, slippery or icy roads, and other temporary environmental conditions necessitate drivers to slow down or pull off the road. Additionally, turning too quickly or with too little room can make it difficult for truck drivers to maintain control, as large trucks have much less maneuverability than smaller vehicles.

Failure to Yield the Right of Way

Intentionally or unintentionally, accidents frequently happen when truck drivers fail to yield the right of way. Truckers may not look at all for oncoming traffic when merging into a lane or they may fail to see other vehicles due to large blind spots.

Following Too Closely

Following too closely can be a fatal mistake. As previously stated, semi-trucks lack the ability to swiftly come to a stop due to their overall size and weight. It is imperative to keep a safe stopping distance when they are traveling behind other vehicles.

Why You Need a Kentucky Unsafe Driving Semi-Truck Crash Attorney

Truck accident cases require a vast amount of resources, as they can be costly to properly investigate and pursue. An unsafe driving attorney has the ability to thoroughly investigate your accident, quickly collect fleeting evidence, and identify all liable parties. All in an effort to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Furthermore, having a legal advocate you protect you from accepting settlement offers from insurance companies that do not equate to the value of your claim.

Contact Flora Templeton Stuart Today

Your initial consultation with our unsafe driving accident lawyer at Flora Templeton Stuart is free and comes with no obligation. We will work for you on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not obtain compensation unless your case is successful. Contact us by calling (888) 782-9090 or reaching us online.