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Louisville, KY Truck Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer

When you lose a loved one unexpectedly, it is difficult to know to whom you should turn. The grieving process will be long and painful. You need to consider whether negligent parties can be held responsible. If someone you care about has been killed in a truck accident, you may be entitled to a variety of compensation– but only with the help of a Louisville, KY truck accident wrongful death lawyer.

Countless Lives Lost to Truck Crashes

In 2009, there were 3,215 large trucks involved in fatal collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The majority of these were tractor-trailers, which are prone to rollovers. In fact, according to the NHTSA, there were 422 large truck rollovers involved in fatal crashes in 1999. These vehicles can also “jackknife,” meaning that the trailer swings forward.

When these extremely heavy vehicles get into accidents, the results are often catastrophic. In some of these cases, the truck driver, or the company for whom the driver works, has acted negligently or recklessly. Examples of this are inattentive driving or poor vehicle maintenance. Commercial truck drivers also tend to work long hours, making fatigue another factor. In fact, according to the Truck Safety Coalition, the U.S. passed laws in 2003 making it legal for companies to impose longer hours on truckers.

How Can You Recover from the Loss of a Loved One?

Courts can award damages in wrongful death cases for a variety of reasons. You could receive compensation for the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Emotional damages
  • Lost benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs

Every wrongful death case is subject to a statute of limitations, typically one year, making the time available to file a case short. However, commercial truck drivers are required to meet specific state and federal guidelines that do not apply to other drivers. They also need to undergo training and have adequate supervision from their companies.

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A Kentucky Attorney Ready to Help You

Liability law in wrongful death cases is complex. Often, insurance companies will attempt to settle with the victim’s family quickly, but it’s best to seek experienced legal counsel to determine your best course of action. Thomas Law Offices wants to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Tad Thomas is a Louisville truck accident attorney who has worked with the state Attorney General’s office and has the best interest of his clients in mind every step of the way. Call today for a free consultation.

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Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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