Trucking Defense

Truck Liability Insurance Attorney

The attorneys at Landrum & Shouse, LLP, in both Lexington and Louisville, develop effective defense strategies for trucking companies facing accident injury claims. Since our founding in 1956, our firm has been at the forefront of trucking accident law, defending transportation industry clients against serious catastrophic injury claims.

Our principal trucking accident lawyers, Daniel E. Murner and Michael E. Hammond, are active members in the Trucking Insurance Defense Association (TIDA) and the Transportation Lawyers Association, making presentations to other attorneys about legal issues in the transportation industry. These memberships allow them to stay current with changes in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) and other relevant laws. They are known as effective and successful trucking accident litigators.

Call Us Immediately

Our Kentucky lawyers defend clients in personal injury cases, including those involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death and punitive damages. We believe that partnering with an attorney right away can make a significant difference in the outcome. That is why we urge clients to contact us immediately after an accident, even if there were no obvious injuries or property damage. In some instances, we may be able to avoid time-consuming and expensive litigation by offering an appropriate settlement through an immediate empathic approach or through mediation. However, we are trial lawyers with extensive experience in both state and federal courts throughout Kentucky and are always ready to go to court if that is in a client's best interests.

Issues in Trucking Cases

Our lawyers are well versed in the rules governing the trucking industry. We have been able to turn back claims based upon FMCSA regulations involving:

  • How long a truck can be driven without a break (hours of service rules)
  • Whether the correct maintenance documentation was completed
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Driver qualifications, training and hiring standards
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Weight restrictions

Our lawyers scrutinize the claimant, the driver and all aspects of the accident thoroughly, to obtain information that can be used to defend our client. We have the capability to immediately investigate and consult with a rapid response team of accident reconstructionists, law enforcement personnel, medical specialists and other experts who can help us build a strong defense.

To speak with one of our Lexington trucking defense attorneys, please call us at (859) 554-4038 for an appointment. You may also complete our intake form .

Our Mission , to which we are dedicated, is to provide professional legal representation and service to our clients to the very best of our capabilities, individually and in unity with one another.