Motor vehicle accident cases comprise a significant portion of all civil litigation. These cases vary greatly and can include pedestrian accidents, minor impact “fender benders,” multi-vehicle chain reaction collisions and severe tractor-trailer collisions. The attorneys at SBM have decades of experience successfully investigating and defending individuals, corporations, trucking companies and insurers in personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents throughout Kentucky and Indiana.
Tractor-trailer accidents can result in high-exposure liability claims. These type of accidents are best handled by experienced litigators who are well-versed in transportation laws, accident reconstruction techniques, commercial vehicle operator training, licensing requirements and the applicable Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. Often, early investigation and involvement of counsel can be critical to the successful defense of such cases.
Our Automotive and Trucking attorneys represent a wide range of trucking companies and corporate clients in matters involving complex accidents resulting in serious injuries or death. These cases often involve company owned or leased tractor-trailers, piggyback trailers and sophisticated equipment. Our attorneys are very familiar with Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations and constantly monitor changes to the enforcement and interpretation of these federal laws. To that end, they are adept at retaining the many types of experts these cases often require, such as reconstruction experts, economists, mechanical engineers, vocational rehabilitation experts, human factors experts and specialized physicians. These experts aid in the pre-litigation process, leading to prompt resolution of the case matter prior to trial whenever possible.