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How Can I Receive Compensation After a Tennessee Truck Accident?

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Jacksboro, TN truck accident personal injury lawyer

Driving a truck requires an individual to take special classes for a commercial driver's license (CDL) before he or she is allowed to get behind the wheel of a big rig. Each operator of a truck must know not only how to drive the large vehicle, but also how to stay safe on the road to avoid collisions. A truck accident can occur as a result of negligence by the truck driver on the road. Unfortunately, most truck crashes also lead to serious injuries, including, but not limited to:

  • Whiplash

  • Head injuries

  • Back pain

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Broken bones

Suffering injuries such as the above can also lead to economic hardship due to costly medical bills and lost wages as a result of the accident. In Tennessee, the at-fault truck driver or trucking company may be required to pay compensation for any injuries and damages suffered.

What Is the Best Strategy for Receiving Compensation?

Building a case to receive compensation should begin at the scene of the accident. The person injured by a truck should document any injuries and damages through pictures, if possible. If police are called to the scene of the accident, an officer will write up an official report of the incident.

Then, the injured person should see a doctor as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the injury, an ambulance may come to the accident site to provide emergency medical treatment, and the injured person(s) may need to be taken to the hospital immediately. A doctor will document the severity of the injuries in the individual’s medical records.

In many cases, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. A lawyer can help gather the necessary evidence, and they can speak to an insurance company to negotiate a settlement. In many cases, insurance companies try to pay less than the injured person deserves, and a strong legal advocate can help ensure that the settlement will fully cover the injured person's damages. If a settlement cannot be reached, the attorney can help pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver, the trucking company, or any other liable parties.

 

Contact a Jacksboro, TN Personal Injury Attorney

Truck accidents can result in significant injuries and even fatalities due to the sheer size of the vehicles. Depending on the severity of the injury, a person may need surgery or extensive physical therapy and may be unable to work, which can put a strain on his or her finances. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a truck, hire a lawyer from the Law Office of William F. Evans to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a Campbell County truck accident lawyer, call our office today at 423-449-7980.

 

Sources:

http://rabbit.monqcle.com/contents/statutes/Tennessee%20Code%20Annotated/Title%2055%20Motor%20and%20Other%20Vehicles/Chapter%2010%20Accidents%2C%20Arrests%2C%20Crimes%20and%20Penalties/Part%201%20Accidents/55-10-101.%20Accidents%20involving%20death%20or%20personal%20injury.

https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/how-to-file-a-truck-accident-claim-25736

 

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