Every year in Tennessee about 10,000 reported accidents involve large trucks, sadly resulting in some 2,000 injuries and 100 deaths. The size and weight of an 18-wheeler dwarfs the average passenger vehicle. Sadly, this disparity almost guarantees the potential for catastrophic damage in an accident. Because damage awards for such accidents can be enormous, insurance groups for trucking companies cruelly defend every claim, often crushing you, the victim. If you’ve suffered injuries or have had property damaged in a truck accident, you need skilled truck accident attorneys to stand toe-to-toe with the opposing insurance lawyers.
Insurance companies will implacably argue that you, the victim, was responsible for the accident. Further, with the comparative fault law in Tennessee, their tenacity is regularly awarded. It is all to common for them to argue motorists ignore warnings labeled on the truck or cut it off, causing a jackknife. From this vantage point, even convincing a jury you are partially at fault can drastically reduce what was once a healthy award.
We leave no stone left unturned, including investigating possible driver failure or negligence. All this combined ensures a jury is easily persuaded for your cause.
If you need to file a lawsuit against a large interstate trucking company, then you need professional and experienced legal counsel that can skillfully negotiate and win at trial. We proudly serve clients in Marion County, Hamilton County, and throughout Tennessee. In Tennessee, victims of personal injury have one year from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. It's imperative that you discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys can help you understand what documentation and evidence can be helpful in your case.