Colyer Law helps victims of Tractor-Trailer and automobile wrecks. Tony Colyer has experience litigating car wrecks, tractor-trailer wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, and more. We are here to fight for you.

Tractor Trailer Accidents

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Have you or a loved one been injured in a tractor-trailer accident? If so, you need to know your case is being handled by the best law team possible.

Tractor-trailer accidents can be far more devastating and even more complicated than just a regular automobile accident.

Tony Colyer has extensive experience handling cases on both sides of the courtroom, and the Colyer Law Firm will make sure the case is presented right the first time and that you get the compensation you deserve. 

Colyer Law Firm offers free consultations to our potential clients, and we promise to be honest and transparent about possible compensation and options to help you and your family. If you’ve been affected in a tractor trailer accident due to the negligence of another party, contact us today.

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Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year in the United States.

In 2020 alone, a person was killed or seriously injured in a tractor trailer accident every 15 minutes. In fact, around 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year in the United States, with about 5,000 per year ending in death.

Many of these trucking accidents involving semi and tractor trailers driving on rural highways and outside city limits, so it’s no surprise that Kentucky sees a lot of these accidents. As devastating as tractor trailer accidents can be, it’s important to have an attorney with experience.

The Colyer Law Firm has experience in courtrooms all throughout the state of Kentucky, and we are here to fight for you to ensure you are compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering that may follow.

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Loaded tractor-trailers require up to 40% more space to stop than a typical passenger vehicle. Essentially this allows less time for tractor trailer drivers to react to other drivers or road conditions.

Failure To Stop

Truck drivers regularly work longer hours that average workers in America – this fatigue contributes to tractor trailer accidents.


Driver error accounts for the highest percentage of semi-truck crashes. These errors include blind spots while switching lanes, driver confusion and fatigue.

Driver or Human Error

All truck drivers have been banned from using a handheld cellphone on interstate highways since 2012.

Distracted Driving

Common Causes Of Tractor Trailer Accidents

Interstate accidents typically cause more serious injuries due to the speeds associated with interstate driving.

Interstate Accidents

Rear-end accidents are the most common types of accidents commonly causing whiplash and other serious injuries.

Rear-End Accidents

Tractor Trailer Accident Statistics

  • On average, it takes 200 yards for tractor trailers to fully stop.

  • Rear-end collisions are the most common type of tractor trailer accident. 

  • Over 70% of tractor trailer accidents happen on non-interstate roads. 

  • From 2018 to 2019, the number of large trucks involved in accidents increased by 6 percent, from 112,000 to 119,000.

  • In 2019, single-vehicle crashes (including bicyclists, pedestrians, etc.) made up 21 percent of all fatal crashes.

  • 36% of all fatal crashes occurred between 6pm and 6am.

  • “Collision with vehicle in transport” was recorded as the most harmful event for 75% of large trucks involved in fatal accidents.

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"I absolutely love Tony and all of his staff!!!!!

Every time I called I got an immediate and polite response the staff always talked to me like I was apart of their team/family and I absolutely loved that!! I was never made to feel belittled or irrelevant and if there was something I didn’t understand about my case Tony took the time to explain it to me in a way that was very clear and precise. I definitely recommend Colyer Law office!

Ursula Mckinney

"Tony is excellent! I would recommend him to anyone! He works for his Clients and is the best around! He is a straight forward guy and will help and fight for you the most he can! His team is amazing and best around also! Thank you Mr.Colyer for all for your help!"

"After my car accident I felt very helpless and was left in a terrible situation. [...] They made me feel heard and understood every step of the way. Less than a year later and I have been fully compensated and feel 1000x better physically, mentally, and financially as well!!"

"He was trustworthy and transparent from the first phone call."

"The other team members at Colyer Law Firm are very attentive and responsive and very kind!"

"Tony is great counsel, who is open, honest and seems to truly care about his clients.

I had an auto accident in January of 2023 and less than 10 months later, he had a settlement for me that was more than what we originally discussed and he worked to get the most he could, considering my situation.

Ross Baker


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