Truck Accidents

The Experienced Legal Counsel You Need After a Truck Accident

When you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it is important to speak to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Federal and state trucking regulations, commercial insurance policies, and a number of additional factors make the resulting legal issues very complicated, and you need a competent and dedicated legal advocate to protect your rights.

For over 40 years, we have remained dedicated to helping victims of serious injuries and their loved ones obtain full and fair compensation in the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents. While very few law firms in Kentucky have the experience and resources necessary to handle truck accident claims, at Hay & Knight, PLLC, we focus solely on complex, serious personal injury and wrongful death cases like these. Located in Somerset, we represent clients across the state in severe cases.

We have won multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. We take our duties to our clients and their families very seriously.

We draw on our extensive knowledge of federal and state trucking regulations to uncover whether truckers or truck companies caused wrecks. As your law firm, we will take swift and aggressive action to hold negligent parties accountable and recover the full and fair compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Timely Investigations Are Key Following Truck Accidents

Truck and tractor-trailer accidents must be investigated as promptly and thoroughly as possible in order to protect victims’ rights. In order to uncover the true cause of a collision, it is necessary to preserve evidence, such as logbooks and satellite data as well as elements from the crash scene.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, we encourage you to contact us now to learn whether we can be of assistance.

When we handle commercial vehicle accident cases, we take immediate action to access and preserve evidence; we also may reach out to specialists in their fields, like accident reconstruction professionals, to find the underlying cause of your case.

Things to Know After a Truck Accident

Truck accidents are inherently very dangerous. Any accident involving a 40-ton vehicle has the potential to be devastating, even deadly. However, any incident involving a commercial vehicle is treated differently from a standard motor vehicle accident.

At Hay & Knight, PLLC, we help those injured in serious truck accidents and their loved ones figure out the next steps, from obtaining compensation to coverage for their vehicles and injuries. From our office in Somerset, we provide representation and support to clients throughout the state after a truck accident.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

As with any accident, immediately after, you should get help. Call the police and ambulance, if possible, and notify your insurance carrier of the basic facts. Then you should contact a lawyer.

If your accident involves a commercial truck, we can step in and send a request to the trucking company telling them to preserve important evidence, including the driver’s log, maintenance records and cellphone records.

In cases involving a serious wreck, the trucking company will send an accident reconstructionist. They’ll come and initiate an investigation. By contacting our firm, it allows us to do the same.

We find and photograph the vehicles. We photograph the highway, talk to witnesses and conduct our own thorough investigation. In the early stages, both your insurance company and the trucking company are moving quickly to resolve your case as expediently and affordably as possible. That’s why it’s important to have someone on your side who is representing your best interests.

No Legal Fees Unless We Win

We do not charge our clients any attorney’s fees or legal expenses unless we recover compensation for them through a settlement or jury verdict. Contact us today by calling 606-679-2214 or sending us this form. We would be happy to sit down with you at our office in Somerset, or any other location, to discuss your legal needs and consider taking your case.


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During your consultation, we will be direct and honest with you about whether we believe your case has a reasonable assurance of success. If we take your case, you will not be responsible for any legal fees or expenses unless we recover compensation for you.