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When you are injured it’s a stressful time, especially when the injuries are the result of another person’s negligence or actions. At Hughes and Coleman, our job is to help those who have been injured in Kentucky or Tennessee.
With more than a million people residing in the two states, residents of Kentucky and Tennessee are exposed to a multitude of potential accidents. Freeways, highways, and city streets pose a daily threat to residents. As the traffic grows so do the number of motor vehicle accidents.
The following is a list of practice areas in which the attorneys at Hughes and Coleman are experienced and proven. Click on an area to discover a wealth of information on each topic. If you have been affected by any of the following, contact Hughes and Coleman Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.
Far too often accidents that involve a tractor trailer rig result in catastrophic injuries that will affect the victim for the rest of their life. In the most tragic cases wrongful death occurs. The size and speed that 18 wheelers are traveling puts other drivers at risk.
Causes of Truck Accidents
If a truck driver of a semi trailer is negligent you may be entitled to significant compensation. There are a number of reasons that truck accidents occur including Driver fatigue, Failure to follow signs or lights, Delayed truck mainte- nance, Poor or nonexistent truck bed covering, failure to service the brakes properly, truck load shifting, alcohol or drug use, driver negligence, manufacturer defect, driving too fast, and driving beyond road conditions
Types of Injuries
Big rig accidents are much different from car crashes. Tractor trailers are much larger than cars, and as a result the injuries are generally more serious. Some common truck accident injuries include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injury, herniated discs, neck injury, lacerations, brain injury and even wrongful death
Not only do truck accident victims find themselves with physical pain, there can be emotional pain, and financial hardships that result because of the accident. Even with good medical coverage and health insurance the expenses related to a motorcycle accident add up very quickly. When the truck accident happened through no fault of your own you are entitled to compensation.
When you are injured in a truck accident that is not your fault, or in the worst cases death occurs, compensation may include a financial reward for pain and suffering, medical expenses, medications – prescription and OTC, loss of wages, loss of potential earning power, special care equipment, care and aid, travel expenses and other financial, emotional, and physical expenses.
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If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident in Kentucky, Tennessee or Southern Indiana, you need to speak with our experienced lawyers. We will fight for you to recover the compensation you are entitled. Use our Free Online Consultation Form or call us today.