TJ Smith is your dedicated semi-truck crash lawyer in Lyndon, Kentucky
After struggling to get your tickets, you were able to get out of work early to round up the family and take them to the Louisville vs. Kentucky basketball game. No sooner do you get the family in the car and on the road, when a tractor-trailer makes a lane change, clips you, and sends you spinning and crashing into the concrete lane divider. Your entire family is injured, and you don’t even know what hospital your wife and son were taken to. That’s when you realize that you need to contact a quality Lyndon attorney with extensive truck accident experience. Lyndon attorney TJ Smith can get an investigation and case started immediately and help you begin putting your family back together.
Preserve the evidence after an accident by retaining TJ Smith
TJ Smith is an attorney who has been tackling dangerous truck drivers and trucking companies for decades. He understands and stays updated on the federal regulations and state laws that truck drivers and their employers are required to follow. He also knows that when there’s a serious truck accident, the insurer of the trucker will dispatch an investigator to the scene immediately. You’re entitled to your own investigation too. When you retain TJ Smith, he’ll start his own investigation for you and your family immediately. That’s why you need to act quickly. You’ll want fresh evidence that isn’t going to disappear from the scene.
Given his broad experience, TJ Smith has seen many different causes of truck accidents. Here are a few of the most common causes.
What types of cases we handle in Lyndon
Distracted driving: When a trucker is involved in another activity while driving, he’s involved with distracted driving. Distracted driving might involve:
- Talking on a cellular phone
- Using a navigation device
- Using a CB radio
- Eating or drinking
Just think about a truck driver pulling a load that weighs 60,000 pounds at 55 miles per hour looking down at his phone to send or read a text message. That’s a disaster waiting to happen in a matter of seconds.
Fatigued driving: Just think about a truck driver pulling a load that weighs 60,000 pounds at 55 miles per hour looking down at his phone to send or read a text message. That’s a disaster waiting to happen in a matter of seconds.
- Significant delayed reaction time
- Cognitive delays
- Impaired judgement
Improperly secured cargo: When cargo isn’t properly secured, it can be the cause of some of the most dangerous truck accidents. Cargo can become loose inside of a trailer and cause a jackknife or rollover accident. When a tractor-trailer is out of control and cargo spills onto the roadway, an extremely hazardous situation is presented for anybody on or near the roadway.
Improper or inadequate maintenance: Failure to properly and adequately maintain trucks can result in serious or fatal accidents. Company maintenance records along with state and federal records need to be examined because multiple entities might be responsible for improper or inadequate maintenance. The truck’s cab, hydraulic brakes, air brakes and tires must all be frequently inspected and serviced.
Call TJ Smith Today
Contact Lyndon attorney TJ Smith at 502-589-2560 about any truck accident right away. He’ll provide you with a free consultation and case evaluation while also giving you the information that you need to know about your legal rights, responsibilities and alternatives. Don’t allow the insurer of the person who put you in the hospital to be in charge of your case. The law doesn’t even require you to speak with that insurance company. Contact TJ right away at 502-589-2560, and put him in charge of your truck accident case. He’s respected by insurance defense attorneys, judges and jurors across Kentucky. You’ll never hear from that insurance company again.