Common Questions Regarding Truck Accidents
Due to the difference in size, accidents between trucks and automobiles can cause catastrophic injuries. Since 1867, Wilhoit Law Office has represented clients throughout Kentucky. We are here to help you get back on your feet and recover as quickly as possible. While you focus on recovery, we will handle your legal case.
What kind of trucks and vehicles are considered ‘commercial’ trucks?
18-wheelers, construction vehicles, delivery trucks, tractor-trailers and tanker trucks are all included. Any vehicle that requires a commercial driver’s license is considered a commercial vehicle.
Do I sue the truck driver or the trucking company?
It depends on if the driver is a contractor or a direct employee. The owner of the truck may also be at fault. It all depends on the specifics of your case. We will examine your claim and explain who should be held responsible.
How long do I have to file a claim?
For Kentucky residents, you have two years from the date of the collision or two years from the date of the last no-fault payment, whichever comes later. However, it’s best to file as soon as possible so witnesses and evidence don’t disappear.
What kind of expenses and damages are covered in a truck accident claim?
Medical expenses and lost wages are the most important expenses related to accidents. We also look at the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle as well as compensation for your pain and suffering and punitive damages in cases of gross negligence.
How long will my case take?
Every claim is different and it is hard to give a firm answer. Understandably, the more roadblocks we are facing, the longer it may take. Our attorneys will do everything we can to speed things up and get this stress off of your shoulders.
Why shouldn’t I accept the first offer?
Insurance companies see millions of claims. They try to close them as quickly as possible in order to move on. While it may seem appealing, it often leaves you with far less than you deserve.