Advocating For Those Affected By Truck And Commercial Vehicle Accidents
A car may be more nimble and responsive than a truck. But when the two collide, there is no contest. Passenger vehicles simply cannot withstand the force of a truck. As a result, it is rare for automobile passengers to survive a semitruck crash uninjured.
It can be expensive and emotionally draining to pursue an accident claim against a negligent truck driver, trucking company or insurance company. These at-fault parties take aggressive action to avoid paying accident victims fair compensation. They often have an investigation team at the site of the accident within a few hours to start spinning the evidence so it is favorable to the trucking company. At Goode Law Office, PLLC, our legal team will zealously protect your interests utilizing our own team of experts to prove your case.
We have a record of success holding negligent parties responsible for their actions. Reach our Lexington firm today by calling 859-469-4770.
Holding At-Fault Parties Accountable For Unlawful Acts
Commercial drivers and their companies are required to comply with training, driving and maintenance guidelines to promote road safety. When they cut corners to meet deadlines, they put your safety at risk.
Our lead lawyer, Chris Goode, has represented personal injury clients and their loved ones in Kentucky courts for over a decade. He advocates for clients hurt by commercial drivers who were:
- Drowsy or distracted
- Drug or alcohol impaired
- Unlicensed or not adequately trained
In addition, attorney Goode files claims against trucking companies who fail to follow guidelines for:
- Securing loads
- Freight weight
- Equipment maintenance
- Driving time
We present persuasive personal injury claims that resonate with judges and juries using evidence taken from the crash scene, driver’s logs and maintenance records. We are familiar with the strategies driving companies and their insurers use to limit their financial obligations to victims. Our negotiation and litigation approaches anticipate these strategies and secure favorable results.
In one of our previous trucking accident cases, Chris aggressively pursued the records of a driver involved in an accident. The truck driver’s employer was reluctant to pass along information about the accident, requiring attorney Goode to obtain a court order to obtain the records. When reviewing the documents, it was determined that the driver was under the influence of methamphetamine. Chris settled the case with the trucking company, and then also was able to obtain an additional settlement as a result of the “bad faith” of the insurance company.
Reach Out To Our Team Today
In Kentucky, personal injury victims have a short amount of time to file a claim for a trucking or commercial accident. Contact us online or dial 859-469-4770 to schedule a free appointment with our firm today.
We invite you to review our FAQ page for questions you may have about your accident.