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Getting compensation for commercial truck accidents

Due to their large size, trucks can potentially wreak havoc on the road if an accident occurs. As the size of other automobiles is comparatively small, the consequences of a truck accident may be deadly for those involved. Special care should be practiced, whether you're the truck driver or a fellow motorist driving near the truck.

Commercial trucks are usually carrying heavy cargo. This cargo is often flammable or hazardous materials. It is the responsibility of the shipper and the truck company to properly label the cargo so that pedestrians and other motorists can take necessary precautions. It is the legal responsibility of the truck driver and the trucking company to show reasonable care towards pedestrians and fellow drivers. The driver should take special care, particularly on sharp turns. While truck accidents are a relatively rare occurrence, trucking companies are always prepared to defend themselves in case of any mishaps.

If you have recently been in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you may be able to obtain compensation if you can prove negligence on part of the driver or trucking company. As with any personal injury claim, you may get compensation for property damage, medical expenses and lost wages.

If you or someone you know has been in a commercial truck accident in Kentucky, you should review your case and consider all the possible options. Hiring a skilled attorney might help you in recovering compensation for the ordeal you have experienced. The attorney will oversee your case and work for your best interest.

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