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Semi Truck Accidents

April 4, 2013

Semi-truck accident cases usually involve serious injuries. An 18-wheeler is a massive vehicle which can bring about the complete destruction of anything in its path. Collisions that happen on congested roads or in hazardous weather conditions can cause devastation to drivers of cars that crash with big rigs. At the law office of Natalie Stuart we have handled numerous truck accident cases involving serious and life-threatening injuries.

After a truck accident in Kentucky resulting in serious injury, contact us as soon as possible. The sooner a lawyer is involved in the case, the more likely it is that key evidence will be obtained.

A thorough investigation of the causes of the truck accident may reveal one or more of the key factors:

  • Inattentive driving

  • Cell phone use while driving

  • Drug or alcohol use by the truck driver

  • Improper or unfinished truck inspections

  • Defective truck parts such as tires, brakes or transmissions

  • Incomplete or non-existent training of the truck driver

One of the most crucial pieces of evidence in a truck accident case is the truck driver's log. It gives vital information about the driver's speed and attention to truck maintenance. Equally important in a trucking accident case is a detailed evaluation of the injuries, fatal or not. A long-term prognosis of a crash victim who has suffered catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries may require extensive observation by medical specialists.

In the meantime, an injured victim has urgent needs, including reimbursement of medical expenses and replacement of lost wages. A lawyer with extensive experience advocating on behalf of truck accident victims is imperative.

Contact the Law Offices of Natalie T. Stuart for a free initial consultation. I represent truck accident victims on a contingency basis, which means I am paid nothing unless I collect compensation for you.