Tractor Trailer Wrecks

Tractor Trailer Accidents

Colyer Law Firm Tractor Trailer Accident Services

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. 

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.

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.

Tractor Trailer Wrecks 3

Have you been involved in one of these accident types? Contact us today for a free consultation!


Common Causes Of Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor Trailer Wrecks 2

Have you been involved in one of these accident types? Contact us today for a free consultation!


  • Distracted Driving – All truck drivers have been banned from using a handheld cellphone on interstate highways since 2012.
  • Driver or Human Error – Driver error accounts for the highest percentage of semi-truck crashes. These errors include blind spots while switching lanes, driver confusion and fatigue.
  • Fatigue – Truck drivers regularly work longer hours that average workers in America – this fatigue contributes to tractor trailer accidents.
  • Failure To Stop – 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.
  • Interstate Accidents – Interstate accidents typically cause more serious injuries due to the speeds associated with interstate driving.
  • Rear-End Accidents – Rear-end accidents are the most common types of accidents commonly causing whiplash and other serious injuries.

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.

Tractor Trailer Wrecks

Have you been involved in one of these accident types? Contact us today for a free consultation!


Contact Colyer Law Firm

Reviews From Our Clients

Tony is an excellent attorney who I have personally worked with in the past. He works hard and fights hard against the insurance companies to get the best results possible for his clients.

– Tate M.

Tony knows what he’s doing. He’s honest, genuine and hard working. Any time I had a question, I received a response within 24 hours via email or phone. You can tell that truly he takes pride in helping others! I highly, highly recommend Tony!

– Dahlton E.

Tony is not only my lawyer, but he is a family member. He spoke to me well and he helped my family and I. He is ready to answer any questions I have. He makes me very happy and I pray for his family. Thank you very much Tony for your help.

– Haja K.

view all reviews

We Fight For The Compensation You Deserve

experience matters