Large truck crashed in a ditch

Semi Catches Fire in Multi-Car Accident in Louisville

Matthew Troutman Nov. 14, 2022

In the morning of November 11, 2022, there was a multi-car accident on I-65 near the Crittenden Drive exit in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky that included a semi that caught fire as a result of the crash. At least three other vehicles were involved in the car accident. I-65 North was closed from the morning until 3:30 pm.

How to choose a Jefferson County Auto Accident Attorney

You have been injured in an auto accident in Jefferson County, Kentucky and now you need the help of an auto accident lawyer to make your claim for compensation from the at fault party. You have the choice of hiring one of the heavy advertisers. The attorneys you see on television, billboards and buses. I believe what you will find from the heavy advertisers is that the attorney you see will not likely be representing you. Unless you have a very significant claim, a paralegal or secretary will be your main contact because the attorney is handling a high volume of claims.

Most of the attorneys advertising on television and elsewhere are bigger firms in terms of number of lawyers. In fact, one of them advertises themselves as the biggest and tells you that this is an advantage you should access for your auto accident claim. It is my opinion that hiring the biggest is to your disadvantage. Number one, the attorney you see on television will not be your attorney. Second, they will manage a high number of claims and have to employ lots of support staff to manage the claims, which means you will not have much access to a lawyer. Thirdly, my understanding is that most of the advertising lawyers charge a 40% contingency fee when the standard fee in the industry is one-third, which means the bigger firm will charge you a bigger fee.

The firms advertising on television and elsewhere seem to handle more than just auto accident claims. To me, it is important to hire a Jefferson county auto accident attorney who handles just auto accidents. The laws are complicated and you will want the advantage of having a lawyer that just practices in the area that you need.

Today's technology with cell phones and computers should allow auto accident clients to have easy and direct access to their lawyer. The high advertising lawyers tend to use more traditional communication through a firm phone number and most of the time you will be speaking with a paralegal or secretary. In contrast, the more effective Jefferson County auto accident attorney will give the client his cell phone number and the client will have direct and convenient access to their lawyer.

Contact Jefferson County Auto Accident Attorney

If you have an auto accident in Jefferson County, Kentucky, you will require the services of an experienced Jefferson County auto accident attorney to investigate and locate all available evidence to determine liability and to maximize all benefits available to you in your auto accident. Matthew Troutman, Jefferson County auto accident lawyer, of the Troutman Law Office has been handling auto accident claims, almost exclusively, since 1986 and has the experience and talent to obtain the best result for you in your car accident. It is very likely that the at fault driver will not have enough insurance to fully compensate you, and, therefore, it will be important for there to be underinsured motorist benefits available.

If you need legal assistance due to a motor vehicle accident, contact Jefferson County auto accident attorney Matthew Troutman directly at 859-696-0001 or 502-648-9507 and he will meet with you in the hospital, your home or wherever is convenient for you. He will give you direct access through his cell phone and guide you through the difficult process necessary to obtain the best result possible for you in your car accident claim. To learn more about the Troutman Law Office, click here.