Semi-trucks are vital to Kentucky’s economy bringing and sending goods all over the country and back to Kentucky. However, with a vehicle the size and mass of a fully-loaded semi-trailer, there is a substantial risk to other cars out on the roads.
Car Slides Under Semi on I-71
MetroSafe reports that a passenger car and a semi tangled in the northbound lanes of I-71 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The accident happened around 10:15 a.m. near the I-265 interchange when a motor vehicle slid under a semi trapping the driver inside the vehicle.
EMS personnel were able to free the victim who was transported to a local hospital. There is no word on his condition, and police are still investigating the accident to find out how it occurred.
Semi-Truck and Passenger Car Accidents
When a semi-truck is full of cargo, it can weigh up to 80,000 lbs, and they are made of steel and other metals and are not very forgiving when coming into contact with smaller vehicles. Because of this, occupants of smaller motor vehicles are at risk just traveling alongside a large truck.
Trucks can’t stop as quickly and they need more room to maneuver. There are large and have many blind spots which can impair their ability to exercise caution to other cars on the road.
Injuries From Car Under Semi Accidents
When a car slides under a large truck, the car is often crushed which causes serious injuries to its occupants. Victims can get trapped and suffer serious injuries waiting for EMS to rescue them. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we have experience in all types of injuries and know how to get our clients full compensation under the law. Some of the injuries we have experience with are:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Broken legs/arms
- Fractured/Displaced Ribs
- Chest Compressions
- Crush Injuries
- Organ Damage
- Internal Injuries/Bleeding
- Airbag injuries
Contact a Louisville Truck Accident Attorney
Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Talk to a Louisville Truck Accident Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, by clicking here to contact them online.