10 Factors That Can Lead to a Serious Kentucky Truck Accident

Truck Accidents | October 17, 2017

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As you drive down I-275 or I-71, do you ever think about your chances of being hurt in a Louisville truck accident? Probably not, as this thought is not one that most of us contemplate.Who would?

Kentucky truck wrecks are a major problem and threaten the safety of motorists on the roads and highways. In 2008, there were 73,047 people injured in large truck crashes across the country. That means that on average of 200 people were injured in truck crashes on a daily basis. Now are you re-thinking your odds of being injured in one of these collisions?

In an effort to understand what is causing these horrific accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), looked into the causes of large truck crashes nationwide. Researchers studied a sample of 963 truck accidents that led to 249 deaths and 1,654 injuries.

While there were many factors associated with these trucking accidents, researchers were able to put together a top ten list of the most common factors. The list includes the following:

  1. Brake problems
  2.  Interruptions in traffic
  3.  Prescription drug use
  4.  Driving too fast for conditions
  5.  Unfamiliarity with the road
  6. Road problems
  7. Required stop, such as a traffic light or crosswalk
  8. Over-the-counter drug use
  9. Inadequate surveillance
  10. Drowsiness

When a trucker causes a Kentucky truck wreck, the victims involved can pursue compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured, you should contact an experienced Louisville motor vehicle accident lawyer at the Law Office of Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery at (502) 540-5700 for legal advice.

We represent clients in Northern Kentucky, including Covington, Boone County, Kenton County and Campbell County. We also handle cases in Louisville, Jefferson County and in areas of Ohio, including Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Contact the Louisville Truck Accident Law Firm of Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery for Help Today

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery to schedule a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Louisville today. We have two convenient locations in Louisville and Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.

We proudly serve Jefferson County, Kenton County, and its surrounding areas:

Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery – Louisville, KY Office
600 W Main St Ste 100
Louisville, KY, 40202
(502) 540-5700

Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery – Fort Mitchell, KY Office
2380 Grandview Dr
Fort Mitchell, KY, 41017
(859) 578-4444

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