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    Semi Truck Accident Attorney

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    With over 65 years of experience and a track record of success, our team of Bardstown attorneys is well-equipped to handle your personal injury case. We represent victims of auto accidents, workers’ compensation, family law, and more. No matter the type of case, we will be by your side every step of the way.

    What sets McCoy & Sparks apart is our unwavering commitment to our clients. We prioritize clear communication, personalized attention, and aggressive advocacy to ensure your voice is heard and your interests are protected.

    When you choose McCoy & Sparks, you can trust that you’re getting a legal team that will fight tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable and secure the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

    Our team has secured over $50 million dollars for our clients. View our results page to see some of these outcomes.

    Semi-Truck Accidents in Kentucky

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    Negligent truck drivers can easily cause violent collisions that can harm drivers or occupants of cars, SUVs, or motorcycles, even when drivers wear a seatbelt.

    Although negligent truck drivers cause catastrophic damage, their large trucks protect them, and they usually survive these crashes injury-free.

    In large truck crashes, more than half of all injuries suffered and 69% of lives lost were occupants of the other vehicles involved in the crash.

    Kentucky has over 2.4 million registered vehicles that qualify as semi-trucks, which means you or someone you know is likely to be involved in a vehicle accident and possibly experience a life-changing injury.

    What Should I Do After a Semi-Truck Accident in Kentucky?

    Report and Document the Semi-Truck Accident: Under Kentucky law, you must report any serious vehicle accident to the police within 10 days if the accident involved property damage over $500 or if anyone was seriously injured or a person was killed. This includes accidents where trucks drove into your house.

    Seek Medical Attention Immediately for Any Injuries: Accept on-scene care from first responders and go to the hospital if you are injured. Your health and safety are the priority, so care for your injury and start the road to recovery.

    Explore Your Legal Options: No matter who is at fault for the crash, Kentucky drivers and passengers have the legal right to talk to a Kentucky truck accident attorney. Expert accident attorneys understand your legal options after crashes with another vehicle.

    Refrain from Sharing Details: For your safety, refer all questions to your attorney and avoid sharing details on the internet, including on social media.

    Most Severe Semi-Truck Accidents Happen on Rural Roads

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    People tend to think of both cars and semi-truck accidents as accidents that happen on highways, but that’s a misconception.

    Kentucky’s most severe large truck crashes happen on rural roads, including 60% of fatalities that involve large trucks. Just 25% of large truck-involved fatalities (people were killed) happen on interstates.

    In fact, the most common type of car crash in the state takes place on rural two-lane highways with no median.

    It’s common for a person to be forced from a small road with little shoulder after being hit by a tractor-trailer or other vehicles. Drivers are endangered by distracted large vehicle operators who may, for example, miss stop signs or red lights.

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    Drivers who exceed their towing load capacity risk losing control of their trailer on rural, unforgiving roads.

    The most common time for semi-truck crashes is during the daytime hours on weekdays when tractor-trailers are active on the road.

    18% of semi-truck crashes happened between noon and 3 p.m. on a weekday.

    Common Kentucky Accidents That Are Caused By Truck Drivers

    • Head-On Collisions: Head-on collisions involving large trucks are severe and often fatal crashes from two vehicles impacting at the front end. While only about 2% of all crashes are head-on collisions, they account for 10% of all road fatalities and 13% of rural road fatalities.
    • Rear-End Collisions: A truck rear-end collision occurs when trucks crash into another vehicle or vice versa. It can occur at a high speed on the highway, at a low speed on a suburban road, in stopped traffic near a construction zone, in a parking lot, and in many other places. Driver distraction is a leading cause of these many serious and fatal crashes.
    • T-Bone Collisions: Side-impact collisions and t-bone collisions involve large trucks and include an impact to the side of a passenger vehicle. A T-bone tractor-trailer crash can easily occur at intersections and in areas with complex and confusing traffic patterns.
    • Sideswipes: A sideswipe typically involves a semi-truck colliding with one or more passenger vehicles at a sharp angle while passing on the highway. High-speed sideswipes cause rollovers and accidents when passenger vehicles leave the roadway.

    Top Causes of Kentucky Large Truck Crashes

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    Human error, including distracted driving, is the #1 cause of car accidents, and it is on the rise. The National Safety Council attributes 28% of all car accidents to distracted driving, up from 25% just a few years ago.

    Other causes of large truck accidents include:

    • Human driving errors
    • Drunk/drugged driving (effect of drugs or alcohol)
    • Driving while drowsy
    • Distracted driving/multitasking
    • Inexperience with driving, especially when it comes to big rigs
    • Speeding excessively
    • Weather-related driving issues related to icy, foggy, and wet weather
    • Recklessness on the road
    • Road rage and road racing
    • Road debris
    • Truck drivers’ health, mobility, and vision problems
    • Improperly maintained semi-trucks, tires, brakes, and safety equipment failure

    Working With an Attorney After a Semi-Truck Accident

    A truck driver and accident attorney team can help you accomplish numerous tasks that arise after a semi-truck accident, including:

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    • Dealing with the truck’s driver and their trucking company
    • Fighting with reluctant insurance companies
    • Talking to the police and other authorities
    • Reconstructing your accident
    • Identifying witnesses
    • Gathering records to prove your injuries
    • Collecting security videos or police cam footage
    • Locating experts who can add valuable information
    • Filing your legal paperwork on time
    • Settling your case or taking it to court

    You shouldn’t have to spend hours building your own case while you’re trying to recover from an accident.

    McCoy & Sparks Will Help You Claim Compensation For Your Accident

    In most truck accident cases, we can help you get compensation for:

    • All costs stemming from the crash
    • Past and future lost wages
    • Pain and suffering for your injuries
    • Loss of enjoyment of life

    If your loved one was the victim of a fatal crash or fire, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and future earnings.

    What Will I Get if I Win My Auto Accident Case?

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    We can’t guarantee a particular outcome, but McCoy & Sparks has secured millions in compensation for economic and non-economic injuries.

    You can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and perhaps other costs, too.

    A claim against a semi-truck company or bus driver also gives you the satisfaction of holding the right person responsible for your injuries and preventing someone else from being hurt in the future.

    If you need counseling or physical therapy to restore your mind and body, you may be able to secure coverage for these expenses, too.

    You deserve to fully recover from your injuries and the trauma of a semi-truck crash.

    McCoy & Sparks: In Your Town and On Your Team.

    We are a Kentucky large truck accident attorney firm located in Bardstown representing vehicle accident victims across Kentucky.

    We have the experience to handle your semi-truck accident injury claim and can get results for our clients, including multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.

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    How to Request a Free Consultation With McCoy & Sparks

    After a semi-truck collision where you were injured, please contact McCoy & Sparks for a free and confidential consultation. We’ll ask questions about your situation and help you understand what to do next.

    We’ve been one of the area’s best law firms for over a decade and counting because McCoy & Sparks works to help people in trouble.

    We have a history of representing thousands of clients in Central Kentucky, providing premium service and superior results.

    If you’re suffering from injuries related to being hit by large trucks, our team will assist by gathering evidence and helping you to develop a strategy that best serves your personal needs and helps you reach the best possible result. Call the firm today at 1-844-4KY-WINS.


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