It is virtually impossible to travel Kentucky’s roadways and not encounter commercial trucks, but that does not make sharing the road with these heavy, oversize vehicles any less anxiety-inducing for motorists. While semi-trucks present certain dangers simply because they are so large, which can make them difficult to see or navigate around, they can prove substantially more dangerous when their drivers abuse substances while driving them.
Commercial truck accidents in the Somerset area are more complicated than typical auto accidents. Collisions that involve commercial trucks may end up including additional parties in the matter than just the driver who struck your automobile. To make sure you do not lose out when you seek injury compensation, you should know what information to collect following the wreck.
At the Law Office of Richard Hay in Kentucky, we know that if you crash into a large truck or it crashes into you, you and your passengers likely will suffer more injuries than the truck driver. In addition, the extent and severity of your injuries likely will be greater.
If you have shuddered upon hearing reports about a serious crash involving a drunk or drugged driver in Kentucky, you are not alone. Your concerns, frustrations and even anger at the impaired driver are certainly understood, especially when that driver is operating a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle while on duty. It would be nice to think that these truckers would take their responsibilities to drive safely seriously but sadly some do not.