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.
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 residents of Kentucky have to share the road with truckers who are responsible for hauling a large volume of this country's products and equipment from one place to another.
Having an experienced team of Kentucky legal professionals, such as the ones in our law office, is critical after suffering serious injuries in a major truck accident for a lot of reasons.
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.
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.
Truck driver fatigue is a serious problem that can lead to severe truck accidents on Kentucky's roadways. These accidents can leave a victim permanently disabled and, in the worst cases, can leave a family grieving the loss of a loved one.