Coal Truck Wrecks
Representing Clients Throughout Eastern Kentucky
Coal trucks are some of the largest and heaviest commercial vehicles on the road. In fact, the weight limits enforced on coal trucks in Kentucky has been heavily debated, and those laws have often been ignored. Coal trucks with a full load often drive on Kentucky roads and highways with weights exceeding 150,000 lbs.
The size and weight of coal trucks make them harder to control on winding roads and deadlier when truck accidents do occur – especially when the other vehicle is a small car or personal SUV, weighing more than 30 times less.
At the law office of O’Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, a Lexington, Kentucky, personal injury law firm, we are dedicated to fighting for individuals who have been seriously hurt or killed in accidents involving coal trucks. Our seasoned attorneys provide high-caliber legal services with a focus on providing personal attention to each and every client.
More Than 80 Years Of Combined Legal Experience
In addition to state laws, the coal industry has enacted a wide range of safety regulations aimed at keeping coal truck drivers and other vehicles on the road safe. Unfortunately, these regulations are not always enough, nor are they always followed. Coal truck accidents often occur due to:
- Overweight loads
- Driver fatigue
- Lack of truck inspection
- Improper truck maintenance
- Distracted driving
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a coal truck wreck, we can help. The attorneys at the law office of O’Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, are skilled trial lawyers who have the in-depth legal knowledge and skill to help you recover for your medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages.