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Negligent Truck Driver? James Gilbert Killed by Semi-Truck That Hit Gilbert’s Stationary Vehicle in Butler County, KY

Posted By Danny Dalton | July 21 2022 | Truck Accidents

Local news reports that the accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon. James Gilbert, 43, was in a 2002 GMC dump/paint truck. The truck was stationary and in a construction zone. An international tractor-trailer driven by Angel Perez left I-165 and collided with Gilbert’s vehicle. Perez’s tractor-trailer caught fire, and he was also killed in the incident. Some details of the incident, including how Perez’s tractor-trailer left I-165, are still unknown.

Case Analysis:

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.

“Drivers of commercial vehicles are professional drivers. They require a special type of license, training, and skillset. Leaving the interstate in a construction area would be a clear infraction. There are a number of explanations for this negligence – distracted driving, falling asleep at the wheel, poorly-maintained vehicle, to name a few.”

It is imperative to recover the following evidence:

Dash Cam Video

Witness statements and contact information

Photographs from the scene

Electronic black box data from all vehicles involved

Vehicle inspections

Hours of service logs

Toxicology reports

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

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