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Legal Support For Middle Tennessee Truck Accident Victims

There’s nothing worse than a truck crash. The physical and emotional injuries you sustain from them can last a lifetime, and the cost of recovering from them can feel insurmountable. Sadly, insurers may try to give you less than you deserve when you’re trying to heal.

If you or your loved one are a victim of a truck crash injury, you don’t have to fight for compensation alone. Our attorneys at Miller Injury Firm can help you seek the payout you deserve. These issues can be complex, and when you’re trying to recover; we can handle the tough stuff for you so you don’t have to.

How Can A Truck Accident Attorney Help You With Your Case?

We can do the heavy lifting after your truck accident injury. Once we understand your situation and personal circumstances, we can:

  • Interview accident witnesses.
  • Determine who was at fault for the accident.
  • Collect additional crash evidence.
  • Help you get an event data recorder or “black box” in your car in case of future incidences.
  • Take your case to court if insurers still won’t cooperate.

Don’t wait to file a claim – call one of our Tennessee truck accident lawyers today at 615-922-5693.

What Are Common Types Of Truck Accidents?

There are multiple ways you can get hurt in a truck accident. A few examples include:

  • Jackknifing: This happens when truck drivers slam on the brakes and they lock up, causing the semitrailer to slide across the road and ram into oncoming traffic.
  • Spilled cargo: When truck drivers don’t appropriately load or secure goods within the trailer or they make a reckless maneuver on the road, the goods inside the trailer can spill onto the road and result in a pile up or motorists getting hit by miscellaneous and potentially hazardous products.
  • Blind spots: Semi trucks have bigger blind spots because of their large size. When truck drivers don’t pay attention to those blind spots, they can risk hitting drivers more easily.
  • Underride crashes: These crashes occur when smaller cars slam into the back or side of a semi truck and wind up underneath the trailer. Sadly, these accidents can be some of the most fatal.
  • Overloaded crashes: These crashes happen when semi trucks carry too large of a load because too much weight on a semi can damage its suspension system, making it difficult for drivers to hit the brakes or cause them to tip over when making turns.

No matter how the crash happened, you deserve to seek maximum compensation for your injuries.

Who Is Responsible For A Truck Accident In Tennessee?

Since Tennessee has comparative negligence laws, both drivers can be assigned a certain percentage of fault in these types of accidents.

Figuring out which driver is more at fault can be complicated. And because Tennessee has unique laws surrounding these incidences, you need a truck accident lawyer who understands them thoroughly and can help you advocate for you and your family’s needs.

Why Do Truck Accidents Occur?

In many cases, these accidents stem from the negligence of truck drivers. Those negligent actions can include driving:

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • While distracted
  • While fatigued or drowsy

There can be many reasons why a truck driver behaved negligently, and we can help uncover those as evidence while seeking compensation on your behalf.

What To Know About Delivery Truck Accidents

In accidents involving semi trucks, you have a specific party you can seek damages from. Those include either the company that manages the trucks or their insurance company. However, who is liable for the accident isn’t always clear when it comes to delivery trucks. For example, delivery truck drivers may not have direct employment through their company. Instead, they are an independent contractor.

Don’t Wait To Pursue Your Truck Injury Claim – Call Today

You deserve to recover with peace of mind after getting in a truck crash. Sadly, insurers or trucking companies will fight tooth and nail to avoid paying you what you deserve. We can help you advocate for your needs so you can take care of yourself and your family. Set up a free consultation today by calling 615-922-5693 or completing our website contact form.