Our roads are full of tractor trailers.  These trucks are driven by professional drivers who’ve been trained to operate their vehicles in all types of conditions.  It seems like a serious wreck involving a distracted CDL driver or a speeding truck happens every week.  The Kentucky truck accident attorneys at Hessig & Pohl know that handling these types of cases is much more complicated.  Unfortunately, we also know the injuries sustained in an accident involving an 18-wheeler are usually severe (and sometimes tragic).

Truck companies put increasing pressure on drivers to make on-time deliveries.  Sometimes, those professional drivers decide to push the limits.  That’s often when things get out of control.


Driving too fast for current road conditions.  Talking on the cell phone while the truck is in motion.  Operating the tractor trailer with malfunctioning equipment (lights, tires, breaks, etc.). Situations in which the truck driver is driving under the influence.  These actions put you and your family at risk.  They can lead to catastrophic results.

The truck companies pay large insurance premiums because they know how often these wrecks occur and how serious the injuries usually are.  The insurance companies have accident response units ready to begin gathering evidence (and sometimes hiding it).  Most of the time, the truck driver’s insurance company is already in motion by the time you contact our law firm.

Seek Medical Treatment Before You Call a Lawyer

We know that contacting a lawyer isn’t your first reaction.  You need to seek medical care immediately.  Your care and treatment is also a valuable piece of evidence.  It creates a medical record of all of the injuries sustained in the wreck.  Contact us as soon as possible, but don’t wait to get medical treatment.

As soon as we receive your call, we can arrange to meet you in the hospital, at home or in our office.  Gathering evidence is especially important in an accident involving a tractor trailer.  We won’t waste time.  The stakes are simply too high.

Attorney Rick Hessig is a former private investigator.

He knows how to find important evidence.

Tractor trailer operators, and the companies they work for, have a responsibility to operate safely.  Because of their extensive training, they deserve to be held to a higher standard.  When they make poor judgments, or cut corners, they place people at risk.  If their actions cause injuries or even traffic fatalities in Kentucky, they deserve to be held accountable.  We’re ready to make sure that happens.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a tractor trailer accident in Kentucky, you need experienced personal injury lawyers on your side.  Hessig & Pohl is ready to help you.  Contact us though this website, or call our office at (502) 583-5782.

Hurt? We can HelP.


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