Advocating for Accident Victims Seeking Compensation
Because of their size and weight, trucks (also referred to as 18-wheelers) are an imposing force on the highways and interstates and being involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler can have serious consequences. According to research data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 538,000 large trucks were involved in collisions nationwide in 2019, and truck accident collisions led to about 159,000 people being injured and 5,0005 deaths.
If you (or a loved one) are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you may suffer injuries that can impact your quality of life as well as your ability to work and have financial independence. Speak with our Tennessee trucking accident attorneys to recover the compensation you deserve. Injuries commonly sustained in a truck accident include but are not limited to:
- Whiplash, dislocated disks, or other neck and back injuries
- Brain injuries and/or head trauma
- Burns (that can range in their severity)
- Internal bleeding or other internal injuries
- Broken, crushed, or fractured bones
- Lacerations and gashes
- Bruising, broken ribs, or other torso injuries
- Paralysis or spinal cord damage
After suffering an injury after an accident, you may struggle to stay afloat financially because of the costs associated with your medical care and rehabilitation. Our Tennessee personal injury attorneys can help you pursue compensation for lost wages, healthcare bills, property damage, loss of consortium of life, pain and suffering, and any other economic and noneconomic damages you suffer.
If you were injured in a truck accident due to someone else’s negligence, our legal team is here to help you pursue compensation. To schedule a case consultation, contact our team online or call (877) 600-7212
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Determining who is liable and at fault in truck accidents can be complicated because of how many people or companies may be responsible for the accident (i.e. the truck driver, the leasing company, the truck or a parts manufacturer, the loader of the truck’s cargo, etc.). You will need to investigate the cause of the accident to better establish who is liable for the crash.
Common causes of truck accidents are:
- Driver inattention or other driving errors
- Aggressive driving
- Fatigued drivers
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous road conditions or construction
- Overloaded cargo
- Vehicle or brake failure
What to Do After a Truck Accident in Tennessee
After a collision, if possible, you should move your vehicle out of traffic. In Tennessee, you must report accidents that result in the injury or death of a person or property damage that exceeds $400, so you should then call 911 to report the accident and ask for medical attention. No matter how minor or severe your injuries are, you should be checked out by professionals. After an auto accident, you should also make sure that you:
- Collect the names and information of witnesses and other drivers involved in the crash.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, your injuries, and the vehicles involved in the collision.
- Exchange insurance and contact information with the other parties involved.
- Adhere to medical instructions so as not to worsen your injuries.
- Report the accident to your insurer.
- Keep detailed records of your accrued expenses.
- Contact our Tennessee trucking accident attorneys for legal help.
Contact Our Tennessee Trucking Accident Lawyers Today
At Benoit Law Firm, PLLC, our clients are our priority, and we are here to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. We have won millions of dollars for our clients, and once you retain our legal team, we can help you:
- Investigate the accident
- Establish liability and fault
- Calculate the damages you are owed
- Build a solid case strategy
- Negotiate or litigate your case
- Obtain the best possible results