Serving Those with Catastrophic Injuries
Large trucks dominate our streets and highways, and pose a risk to every other driver sharing the road. Accidents involving semi-trucks, big rigs, and 18-wheelers are often catastrophic, resulting in severe injury or loss of life. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, it is critical to retain an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
Truck accident cases can be more complicated than other vehicle accidents, and you need an attorney who understands the nuances and challenges of these cases.
Applying our Unique Skills & Resources
At Brownfield Dufour PLLC, our attorneys bring a unique set of skills to the field. We have experience representing automobile manufacturers and insurance companies in the past. To you, that means our attorneys have a more intimate and detailed understanding of what insurance companies may attempt to try and reduce the value of your claim.
We will fight your case through settlement or trial and will go above and beyond to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What Makes Trucking Accidents Different
Insurance policies on commercial semis and trucks can be worth many times the amount of insurance on passenger vehicles, as eighteen-wheelers can cause catastrophic damage to people and property. Because the insurance policies can be worth seven-figure sums, insurance carriers are often willing to do whatever it takes to try to avoid paying a fair amount in compensation.
Winning a truck accident injury case requires:
- Investigating the accident to identify all liable parties
- Compiling the evidence needed to support your claim
- Working with your medical providers and other specialists to determine the value of your claim
- Negotiating a fair settlement with, or taking your case to court for a fair resolution
Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?
The party held responsible after a trucking accident truly depends on the situation. On some occasions, the driver will be held responsible if they were choosing to negligently ignore guidelines and break rules given to them. The trucking company may be held liable if they are caught encouraging their drivers to bend rules and break laws, including taking less frequent rest brakes than required.
Lastly, if the truck manufacturer or cargo loading company are held responsible, it is because their error is determined to be the cause of the accident.
Providing Legal Assistance for Victims of Truck Accidents in Kentucky and Indiana
We are a low-volume firm, which means we can devote the time and resources it takes to maximize your compensation, whether it comes from a settlement or jury verdict. After a trucking accident, you’re often entitled to a more substantial sum of money than many insurance companies will lead you to believe, and we will fight on your behalf to protect these rights.
We Make Ourselves Available
We are available at anytime to speak with you regarding your case, and we will even travel to you or consult over the phone.
No Case Is Too Big or Too Small
Our team works for you and we are willing to take cases even if they seem hard or impossible.
Work Directly With Your Attorneys
At Brownfield Dufour, you have three dedicated attorneys all working towards the success of your case.