If you or a family member has been injured in an automobile or motorcycle accident, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. This will permit your lawyer to better protect your rights and preserve evidence. It may be necessary to conduct a prompt investigation to determine if fatigue or a tired driver caused the collision, or if it was possibly caused by other distractions such as cell phone use, speed, alcohol, drugs, or texting.
Recovery for personal injuries sustained in an automobile or motorcycle accident are governed by the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Reparations Act (MVRA), KRS 304.39-010, et seq. In order to make the most of your case, it is important that your lawyer is very familiar with the MVRA. The law also treats automobiles and motorcycles differently. The attorneys at Erdmann & Stumbo, PLLC, have extensive experience handling serious automobile and motorcycle accidents, experience that can make a difference when it comes to your claim.
Also, it is important to note that while liability insurance adjustors sometimes attempt to make themselves seem like they are working for the benefit of an injured party (a person injured by their insured), they are not working for you. Our attorneys deal with insurance adjustors and attorneys every day, and we have the knowledge to effectively pursue your claim.
If you or a family member has been injured in a tractor-trailer or trucking accident, it is important to seek immediate legal advice. Since the use of tractor-trailers and the interstate system became a popular method of shipping goods throughout the United States, thousands of serious and fatal tractor-trailer and trucking accidents have occurred. These accidents are frequently caused by the negligence of the tractor-trailer driver and/or trucking company.
It is important to know that trucking companies and tractor-trailer drivers are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and are required to follow state laws and federal regulations. The federal regulations are known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMSCR’s).
These regulations control what information a truck driver and company must have about their driver’s history, trucks, trailers and cargo. These regulations also control how long a company and driver must retain this information, which could be very important to your case. The time in which the company and driver can dispose of some information can be shorter that the limitation period for filing a claim. As such, it is important to quickly seek legal advice from counsel who is very familiar with the FMSCR’s and applicable state law.
The attorneys at Erdmann & Stumbo, PLLC, have extensive experience handling tractor-trailer and trucking accidents and will work to make sure your rights are protected and your claim is vigorously pursued.