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Causes Of Truck Accidents

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Every semitruck accident that happens in Kentucky is unique, as is each victim’s injuries. At the same time, when you look at the data, patterns emerge.

Whatever the circumstances that caused your truck accident, the Nelson County law firm of McCoy & Sparks, PLLC, will be there to help you recover the highest level of financial compensation.

What Causes Truck Crashes In Kentucky?

Many collisions involving 18-wheelers happen because of something the truck driver did — or failed to do. In a 2007 study, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration divided the source of truck accidents into four categories:

  1. Performance, or taking mistaken actions, like overcompensating after drifting into the wrong lane
  2. Nonperformance, or failing to take necessary action due to drowsiness or a medical emergency
  3. Recognition, or a driver being too distracted, such as by a cellphone, to notice the conditions for a dangerous accident
  4. Decision, or a driver deliberately driving dangerously, such as by speeding or following the vehicle in front of them too closely

Whenever a truck driver makes one of these critical errors, everyone on the road around them is in danger.

We Hold Trucking Companies Accountable

If you were hit and seriously injured by a negligent trucker, contact McCoy & Sparks, PLLC. Our personal injury truck accident attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in trial verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Trucking companies and their insurance companies employ attorneys to avoid having to take responsibility for their drivers’ mistakes. Our lawyers have the diligence and courtroom skills to meet this challenge for you. We live and work here. We are proud to serve Nelson County and the surrounding communities.

Learn Why You Can Rely On McCoy & Sparks, PLLC

Call 502-348-9972 to contact our Bardstown office and schedule a free consultation about your truck accident.