Truck Accident Attorney in Louisville, KY
Injured in a Tractor-Trailer Crash? Put a Proven Lawyer on Your Side.
Commercial trucks and tractor trailers are the most dangerous vehicles on public roads. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, these massive machines can cause wrecks that come with profound repercussions.
After a trucking crash, victims face many physical, financial, and emotional strains. With the help of Kinnard Law and our Louisville truck accident lawyer, you can pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim to hold at-fault truckers and trucking companies accountable.
Our attorneys at Kinnard Law have earned many awards and accolades, including:
- Recognition Among The Best Lawyers in America®;
- Voted to The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers;
- Inclusion in numerous Super Lawyers listings;
- AV Preeminent® Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell®;
- “Lawyer of the Year” Selections in Personal Injury, Product Liability & Medical Malpractice.
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Do You Have a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?
Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are civil claims which seek accountability from defendants who cause preventable losses as a result of their negligent or wrongful acts.
In the trucking industry, where there’s an incentive to ship more and ship faster, there are many forms of negligence and violations which can cause crashes and give rise to civil claims. Examples include:
- Overloaded trucks and unsecured cargo
- Negligent hiring or retention of dangerous truck drivers
- Substance abuse / drugged or drunk driving
- Trucker fatigue / Hours-of-Service violations
- Failure to maintain or repair trucks
- Truck tire blowouts, brake failure, and defective auto parts
Determining whether you have a potential claim for compensation requires meticulous investigation into the accident, the parties involved, and fault and liability. At Kinnard Law, we have the resources to perform needed investigations, gather evidence, reconstruct accidents, and work with relevant experts whose insight can be leveraged to prove the negligence of at-fault parties.
How Much Are Truck Accident Lawsuits Worth?
The value of any truck accident case is dependent on the unique facts of a crash, as well as the economic and non-economic damages victims suffered. Some factors that influence case value include:
- The nature and severity of injuries
- Permanent disabilities, impairments, and disfigurement
- The length of physical recovery / lasting disabilities or impairment
- Medical bills, including emergency treatment, hospitalization, and rehabilitation
- Future medical expenses, including costs associated with permanent injuries
- Lost wages, and lost future earnings
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional suffering and mental anguish
Calculating the full scope of damages suffered by victims is critical to securing the compensation needed to cover losses already incurred, and losses that can be reasonably expected in the future, such as costs associated with needed medical care or disability accommodations.
Fatal Truck Accidents
Tractor-trailer accidents pose greater risks of catastrophic and fatal injuries than standard motor vehicle crashes. That is especially true when certain factors are involved, including:
- High speeds and highways (i.e. crashes on I-65, I-71, and I-64);
- Jackknifing and rollovers;
- Rear and side underride accidents;
- Multi-vehicle collisions / pile-ups;
- Dangerous cargo (i.e. toxic or combustible substances).
Victims who lose loved ones in trucking collisions may have the right to seek compensation by pursuing wrongful death lawsuits. These complex and emotionally charged claims are contested aggressively by trucking companies and their insurance carriers, as they commonly work to deny or underpay families. At Kinnard Law, we have a proven record of success fighting for families in a range of wrongful death actions, and can assist yours in pursuing the justice you deserve.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Truck Accidents?
Trucking accident liability can be a much more challenging issue than in typical car accident cases. That’s not only because truck drivers are often employed by companies, but also because other parties involved in commercial trucking or the accident itself may be solely or partially at fault.
Examples of parties that may be liable for a trucking accident:
- A truck driver who negligently operated their vehicle;
- Drivers of another vehicle involved in the crash;
- Trucking companies that violated federal trucking regulations, failed to properly screen or supervise their employees, or committed other negligent acts;
- Maintenance or repair companies responsible for vehicle upkeep;
- Manufacturers of commercial trucks or faulty / defective auto parts;
- Government entities or public utilities that failed to maintain safe roadways;
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Kinnard Law has been fighting for injured victims and families across the region since 1977. Over the years, we’ve secured record-setting results, and have recovered millions in compensation for victims who suffered preventable harms due to the failures and negligence of others.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a tractor-trailer wreck in Louisville or the surrounding areas of Kentucky, Kinnard Law is available to review your case at no charge. Because we work on contingency fees, there are no costs to hiring our firm, and no fee unless we win.
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Verdicts & SettlementsUnmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
Personal Injury - Erin Andrews Lawsuit Against Hotel $55 Million
Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
Medical Malpractice - Davidson County $6.5 Million
Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
Golf Cart Accident $4.4 Million
Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
Wrongful Death - Tractor-Trailer Wreck $3.25 Million
Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
Auto Accident - Rutherford County $3 Million
Client TestimonialsHelping the Injured Obtain Justice
Integrity, above and beyond- H.W.
In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support.- T.H.
Best law firm in Tennessee- T.M.
We are very grateful.- E.I.
They showed compassion and grit in a professional manner like no other law firm.- P.L. & L.W.
Awards & AccoladesHighly Respected in the Legal Community
Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.
Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
Mark Beveridge (since 2011),
Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.
The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.
Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.
Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.
Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.
Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.
Randall Kinnard has been voted to the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers organization.
Attorney Mark Beveridge was named as "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN.
Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.
Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs.
Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation.
Randall Kinnard and Mark Beveridge have been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.
Randall Kinnard, Mark Beveridge, and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.
Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.
Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.
Randall Kinnard and Mark Beveridge have been named as 2020 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.