Truck Accidents Archives

Suing the trucking company after a truck crash

It is an unfortunate reality that truck accidents can leave a Kentucky resident or even a whole family dead or seriously injured. In these sorts of cases, suing the responsible truck driver might simply not be enough to get adequate compensation for the losses involved in such a tremendous tragedy.

Trooper hurt, another man dead after Interstate jackknife

A Kentucky state trooper was flung from a bridge along the Interstate and fell 30 feet as a result of truck's jackknifing in front of the trooper while he was responding to a call. A civilian who was with the trooper and assisting him died after being pinned by the trailer of the jackknifed truck.

The causes of truck jackknifing

Many truck accidents happen in Kentucky when a tractor-trailer or other large commercial vehicle jackknifes while traveling on this state's highways. A jackknife happens when a truck's tires are no longer gripping the road to maintain traction meaning, just like a person who has lost his balance, the truck will start to travel in two different directions, the trailer going one way and the truck itself going another.

Regulated truckers must not text and drive

As previous posts have discussed, many if not most truckers who travel through Kentucky have to follow special rules set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, if they want to keep working for their employer or to continue operating their own business.

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