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Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Northern Kentucky

Truck accidents are the most catastrophic of motor vehicle collisions. Cars stand little chance against the sheer weight and mass of a semi truck. Even crashes with smaller commercial vehicles like box trucks can result in devastating injuries and fatalities.

At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima in Florence, our attorneys handle truck accident cases with a diligent, compassionate approach. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for victims of these tragic accidents. We will work hard to fight for the financial recovery you deserve.

 

$7 million settlement: In just one example of our proven case results, we obtained an outstanding recovery for a client who was hurt in an accident involving a delivery truck.

Dangerous Areas For Trucking Accidents In Northern Kentucky

The interstates in northern Kentucky have a high volume of truck traffic. Several routes are particularly dangerous when it comes to the risk of truck accidents:

  • I-75, particularly at the cut in the hill in Covington
  • I-275 in northern Kentucky
  • Where 1-75 and 1-71 merge on the Ohio side of the river
  • The Ohio cut in the hill on I-71 near the Red Bank Road exit
  • The Brent Spence Bridge between Covington and Cincinnati
  • The AA Highway (Kentucky Route 9)

While many truck accidents occur on freeways, they can happen on other roads, too.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Truck Accidents?

Truck crashes can happen in all kinds of ways. These are among the most common:

  • Crashes caused by falling cargo
  • Jackknife collisions
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Rollovers
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • T-bone crashes
  • Underride accidents
  • Wide-turn wrecks

All of these accidents have the potential to severely harm drivers and are best handled with professional assistance.

What Steps Should I Take After A Truck Accident In Northern Kentucky?

Having a strong truck accident case involves taking certain steps immediately after your accident. So long as your injuries do not prevent you, it is critical for you to do the following things:

  1. Call 911
  2. Request medical attention
  3. Photograph the scene
  4. Exchange information with the truck driver
  5. Contact a truck accident lawyer

This last step can make a meaningful difference in your truck accident case. There is no better safeguard than having an experienced attorney by your side, since they know how to steer you down the road to justice.

Pursuing Justice After A Truck Accident

Truck accident cases are more complicated than other car accident cases. They require a more thorough investigation, often with the assistance of accident reconstruction experts. They frequently involve multiple parties, such as the trucking company and the manufacturer. Additionally, the stakes are often high in these cases, involving much larger sums of money to compensate for the catastrophic consequences.

Our lawyers know how to build strong truck accident cases from day one. We will work tirelessly to pursue justice for you and your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

What types of damages are available to Kentucky truck accident victims?

Victims of Kentucky truck accidents may be eligible to receive two kinds of damages. These are:

  • Economic damages: Economic damages account for the quantifiable financial effects of a truck crash, such as medical bills and lost wages.
  • Noneconomic damages: Noneconomic damages account for the effects of a truck accident that cannot be financially quantified, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and the loss of potential income.

You can learn exactly which damages are available to you by consulting a Kentucky truck accident lawyer. When it comes to compensation, they will work hard to ensure you leave nothing on the table.

Who is liable after a truck accident in Kentucky?

Liability in Kentucky truck accident cases depends on the precise nature of the incident. If you were injured in a collision caused by a defective truck part, for instance, you may be able to take legal action against the manufacturer. Likewise, you may have a case against the truck driver, trucking company or even the cargo loading company if you were hurt in a wreck caused by falling cargo. When an attorney reviews your case, they can help you determine the parties that should be held liable for your injuries.

When is a commercial truck driver considered negligent?

Big-rig wrecks are frequently caused by the negligence of truck drivers. While many truckers are attentive, alert and responsible, others fail to meet these standards of professionalism and act carelessly. They may put drivers in danger by:

  • Driving aggressively
  • Driving over the speed limit
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while drowsy
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs

Truck drivers may be liable for negligence when they cause a collision due to one or more of these factors. If you have been hurt by a negligent truck driver, taking your case to a Kentucky truck accident attorney gives you a chance at holding them accountable.

Get Experienced Legal Help From Award-Winning Lawyers

You’ve been through enough challenges and heartache. You deserve a team of rock-solid Florence personal injury lawyers who will go to bat for you with the determination it takes to get results.

You will find that at Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima. Get started by calling our Florence office at 859-495-1669 or sending us an email. We handle truck accident cases throughout northern Kentucky, including Boone County, Covington, Independence, Florence and Erlanger.