You probably already know that truck accidents on the Kentucky highways can cause serious injuries that lead to major expenses. If you were involved in one of these accidents, the law could potentially require responsible parties to pay you back for the money you have already spent or will spend in the future to recover.
One of the biggest questions then becomes who is responsible for injuries. Is it the trucker who was acting negligently? Is it the trucking company that hired the dangerous person? Is it the state of Kentucky for poorly maintaining roadways? As you might expect, any or all of these parties could owe you money to help you get back on your feet if you suffered injuries due to their actions.
You may have a limited number of things to investigate if you were involved in a collision with another private driver. As mentioned on FindLaw, a collision with a commercial truck could be another story entirely. In addition to collecting information at the accident site, you may have to look into a trucking company’s hiring records, maintenance logs from service companies that did work on the commercial vehicle and road conditions in and around the accident site.
Performing all of this research under the best of circumstances could be a challenge. It could be even harder when you or your loved one just suffered a catastrophic injury. Nevertheless, it is usually important to look at every possible responsible party.
Even if one party, such as a trucker, does not have adequate insurance or resources to fund your recovery, you could still have a chance for full compensation if you consider everyone involved. Please do not use this general information as any type of legal advice. Every commercial vehicle accident requires a solution as unique as the details of the case.