Lexington Truck Accident Lawyer

Lexington truck accident lawyers who know how to get it done

If you’ve been injured in a commercial truck accident in Lexington, there are some important things to understand so that you can recover the maximum compensation for your injuries from all responsible parties. Truck accident claims are very complex and require an experienced team of truck accident attorneys who can help you through this difficult time.

At Hughes & Coleman Injury Lawyers, we offer free, no-risk consultations, and you never have to pay out of pocket for our services – ever. Take the first step towards receiving the compensation you deserve by speaking with our team today.

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Truck accident in Lexington, KY

When you should contact a Lexington trucking accident lawyer

Commercial truck accidents in Lexington and surrounding areas can be devastating to those who have fallen victim to negligent truck drivers, or to trucking companies who have failed to properly maintain their vehicles or adhere to Kentucky law and federal regulations. Contacting an experienced truck accident lawyer immediately is strongly recommended to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Hiring a personal injury attorney prior to engaging with the insurance company will put you in the best possible position to pursue a successful truck accident claim and hold all responsible parties accountable.

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Don't wait to hire a lawyer for truck accident claims - trucking companies begin their investigations immediately

After a wreck, the trucking companies and their insurance companies will immediately begin their investigation into the causes and factors that contributed to the collision. They will often have teams of attorneys and investigators who specialize in truck accident claims, and who will attempt to gather enough evidence to reduce or deny a victim’s claim, and in some cases, pursue their own claims against the victims. Their primary goal in a truck accident personal injury claim is to reduce or eliminate the liability trucking companies and their truck drivers have in the crash.

You need a team of dedicated truck accident attorneys to take on the trucking industry

A large commercial truck company will have multiple expert attorneys in their corner attempting to prove that they are not at fault. Other potentially liable parties will have similar resources to degrade a personal injury claim. At Hughes & Coleman, we believe that you also deserve a team of experienced trucking accident lawyers to advocate and fight on your behalf, which is why we have a team of attorneys who work together to ensure every angle is covered.

When you partner with our firm, our team will:


  • Provide you with a team of highly experienced truck accident attorneys who will work on your behalf to recover every dollar you deserve from all responsible parties.
  • Thoroughly investigate all aspects of the truck accident to identify causes and fault, including percentage of fault under Kentucky’s pure comparative negligence rule.
  • Hold all liable parties accountable for their role in the wreck.
  • Pursue all possible compensation for damages you have sustained.
  • Ensure all evidence in your case is secured, retained, and not destroyed.

Common types of commercial truck accidents that Lexington truck accident injury lawyers help with

Trailer Slew (or Trailer Swing) Accidents: This occurs when the trailer of a truck swings out of its lane and hits other vehicles or objects. This can happen due to excessive speed or improper weight distribution.

Jackknife Truck Accidents: This type of accident happens when the trailer of a truck folds towards the cab, forming a V-shape. This can happen when the driver brakes suddenly, causing the trailer to skid.

Underride Accidents: This occurs when a smaller vehicle collides with a truck and slides under the truck’s trailer. This type of accident can cause severe injuries or fatalities.

Override Truck Accidents: This happens when a truck collides with a smaller vehicle from behind, causing the truck to ride over the smaller vehicle.

Rollover Truck Accidents: This occurs when a truck tips over onto its side. This can happen due to various factors such as speeding, sharp turns, or shifting cargo.

Sideswipe Accidents: This happens when a truck collides with the side of another vehicle. Sideswipe accidents can cause damage to both vehicles involved.

Side-Impact Collisions: This type of accident occurs when a truck collides with the side of another vehicle. Side-impact accidents can be severe, especially if the smaller vehicle is hit at a high speed.

Rear-End Collisions: This occurs when a truck collides with the back of another vehicle. Rear-end collisions can happen due to various factors such as tailgating or distracted driving.

Common truck accident injuries

Truck accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which may be severe and life-threatening. Common injuries in truck accidents include:

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can occur when the head is struck by a hard object or the brain is shaken violently inside the skull. Symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, and cognitive impairment.

Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or total paralysis and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Symptoms may include loss of sensation, muscle weakness, and difficulty breathing.

Broken Bones: Truck accidents can result in broken bones, including fractures of the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be required to repair the bone and extensive rehabilitation may be necessary.

Burns: Truck accidents may cause burns from fires, explosions, or contact with hot surfaces. Burns can range from minor to severe and may require skin grafts and other forms of medical treatment.

Internal Injuries: Internal injuries can be life-threatening and may not be immediately apparent. These injuries can include damage to the internal organs, such as the liver, spleen, or kidneys.

Emotional Distress: Truck accidents can also cause emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not think you have been seriously injured. Some injuries may not be apparent until days or even weeks after the accident. It is also important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you understand your rights and pursue compensation for your injuries.

Types of Lexington commercial truck accident cases we handle

There are several types of commercial trucks that are commonly involved in Lexington truck accidents, and we handle a variety of claims involving commercial trucks of all kinds, including:

  • Semi-trucks: These are also known as tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers and are typically the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road.
  • Delivery trucks: These are smaller trucks used for delivering packages or goods to businesses and homes.
  • Dump trucks: These trucks are used to transport loose material such as gravel or dirt and have a large, open bed that can be raised and lowered to dump the contents.
  • Garbage trucks: These trucks are used for collecting and transporting trash.
  • Tanker trucks: These trucks are used to transport liquids or gases, such as gasoline or chemicals, and have a cylindrical tank on the back.
  • Flatbed trucks: These trucks have an open bed that is used for transporting large items, such as construction equipment or vehicles.
  • Refrigerated trucks: These trucks are used for transporting temperature-sensitive goods, such as food or other perishable items, and have a refrigeration unit to keep the contents cold.
  • And more: Commercial/big trucks come in all forms and sizes, with multifaceted use.

If you’ve been injured in a truck crash of any kind, with any type of truck or tractor trailer, call us now at 800-800-4600 and let us get to work on your case. Get it done.

What is required to prove fault after a truck accident in Lexington?

In Lexington truck accident lawsuits, fault is determined based on the concept of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person fails to exercise reasonable care and that failure results in harm to another person or their property. In order to establish fault in a truck accident, the following four elements must be proven:


  • Duty: The defendant had a legal duty to exercise reasonable care while operating the truck.
  • Breach: The defendant breached that duty by failing to exercise reasonable care. This may involve violating traffic laws, driving while distracted, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Causation: The defendant’s breach of duty caused the plaintiff’s injuries. This means that if the defendant had not breached their duty of care, the accident would not have occurred.
  • Damages: The plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the defendant’s breach of duty. This may include physical injuries, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Truck accident attorney standing in front of semi truck

In truck accidents, fault may be shared among multiple parties - not just the trucking company.

Truck wrecks are not like car accidents. What makes truck accident lawsuits so complex is often the number of parties who can be held liable. Some of these parties may include:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The truck’s owner
  • Manufacturer of the truck and its parts
  • Cargo companies who load the truck
  • The cargo owner
  • Truck repair shops
  • The Government

An experienced truck accident attorney can help identify all parties who may be responsible and work to establish fault under the law.

What damages can be sued for after a truck accident involving passenger vehicles?

After a truck accident, you may be able to sue for a variety of economic damages and non-economic damages, including:

Medical expenses: This includes current and future medical bills, such as emergency room visits, doctor’s appointments, surgeries, and physical therapy.

Lost wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, you may be able to recover lost wages and future lost income.

Pain and suffering: This includes physical pain, emotional distress, and a reduced quality of life.

Property damage: If your vehicle was damaged in the accident, you may be able to recover the cost of repairs or the value of the vehicle if it is totaled.

Punitive damages: In some cases, the court may award punitive damages to punish the at-fault party for their reckless or egregious behavior.

Steps to take after a Lexington big truck wreck

In this video, Lee Coleman, founding partner and attorney, shares crucial information on what you need to know in case of an injury caused by a commercial truck such as an 18-wheeler or semi-truck. In this comprehensive video, you’ll learn what you need to do if you are injured in a Lexington, KY truck accident, what’s required to hold the trucking company liable, and why hiring a highly experienced lawyer for your truck accident claim is important.

If you have been involved in a big truck wreck, here are some steps you can take:

  • Seek medical attention: Your health and safety are the top priority. Call for emergency medical assistance if needed or seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Call the police: Contact the police and report the accident. They will create an accident report, which you may need later when filing a claim.
  • Collect evidence: If you are able to do so safely, gather evidence at the scene of the accident. Take photos of the vehicles involved, the damage caused, and the location. Obtain the contact information of the truck driver, any witnesses, and the trucking company.
  • Contact a truck accident lawyer: An experienced truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal process of filing a claim, dealing with insurance companies, and seeking compensation.
  • Notify your insurance company: Contact your insurance company and report the accident. If you’ve retained a Lexington truck accident lawyer from our firm, we can do this on your behalf.
  • Keep records: Keep a record of all medical bills, property damage, and other expenses related to the accident.
  • Do not sign anything: Do not sign any documents or accept any settlement offers without consulting with your lawyer first.


Remember, every case is unique, and the steps you need to take may vary depending on your situation. Consulting with an experienced truck accident lawyer can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Don’t wait – you have limited time to file your claim

In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for truck accident claims is typically one year from the date of the accident. This means that if you want to file a lawsuit for damages arising from a truck accident, you must do so within one year of the accident date. However, it’s important to note that there may be exceptions or variations to this rule depending on the specific circumstances of your case. It’s recommended that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that you fully understand your legal rights and options.

Call us today at 800-800-4600. Get it done.

Client reviews and testimonials

I have been really impressed with this law firm from the day I contacted them. After my accident they sent someone to my home and they were quickly on the case. I was contacted weekly and each month to see how I was and ensure my treatment and are was being attended to. Very professional knowledgeable and friendly people. They have done everything to ensure I received the monetary or medical treatment needed. I would most definitely use them again if needed.

Duane J. - 5 star review

I would recommend this firm to others if you’re injured and you want someone to fight for you to get what you deserve. They will not let up, they work hard for their clients. The staff is wonderfully nice and helpful.

Nicole J. - 5 star review

Hughes & Coleman took care of Everything, for me from the beginning of my car accident, bills, insurance claims, to settlement. They were very understanding and easy to work with through the entire process. They got me more money than I thought I would get.

Toni B. - 5 star review

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you deserve 5-star service. We encourage you to read all of our client reviews and testimonials.

We win big truck accident cases

If you have been involved in a truck accident in Lexington, KY, it’s essential to have a skilled truck accident lawyer by your side who understands the laws and has experience dealing with trucking and insurance companies. At our law firm, we have a proven track record of successfully representing truck accident victims. We are dedicated to helping you through this challenging time and obtaining the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case.

$12,000,000 verdict

Trucking companies routinely offer less than what truck accident victims deserve. In this case, our client was initially offered $50,000, but our attorneys fought back and secured a $12,000,000 truck accident jury verdict.

$6,700,000 jury verdict

Our team obtained a $6.7 million verdict for a client who suffered injuries due to the negligence of a tow truck company.

$1,000,000 settlement

We were successful in securing a settlement of $1,000,000 for a family who suffered significant injuries in a truck accident. The accident occurred when a semi-tractor trailer failed to obey a traffic signal and collided with our client’s vehicle, which was delivering food to a relative.

See more of our victories and how we’ve helped our clients.

Hughes & Coleman Truck Accident Lawyer Office in Lexington, KY

For a free case evaluation with a Lexington truck accident lawyer, call us today and get it done.

The Hughes & Coleman team fights for your rights and the compensation you deserve. If you were injured in a truck accident, no matter the circumstances, do not wait another day to call us. We want to help you. Call us today at 800-800-4600.

Our office is conveniently located near you

Our Lexington office is located just minutes from downtown. If you’re able, you can come to meet our team. If you’re unable, call us and we’re happy to come to you.

211 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505

(859) 260-1722


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We serve clients across Tennessee and Kentucky and we have several offices throughout both states. See all of our locations and contact us today.

Kentucky Locations


1256 Campbell Ln #201

Bowling Green, KY 42104

Phone: (270) 782-6000



2110 N Dixie Hwy #102

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Phone: (270) 737-0640



5004 Poplar Level Rd

Louisville, KY 40219

Phone: (502) 585-4025



3618 Dixie Hwy

Louisville, KY 40216

Phone: (502) 585-4693



211 E New Circle Rd

Lexington, KY 40505

Phone: (859) 260-1722


Tennessee Locations


446 James Robertson Pkwy #100

Nashville, TN 37219

Phone: (615) 255-9100



1501 Memorial Blvd

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone: (615) 907-0687



323 N Riverside Dr #100

Clarksville, TN 37040

Phone: (931) 546-7200



622 W 7th St

Columbia, TN 38401

Phone: (931) 505-7040



126 W Eastland Ave

Gallatin, TN 37066

Phone: (615) 451-4288