If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a truck accident, you may be able to pursue compensation from the truck driver, their trucking company, or another party. The team at our legal firm can identify the liable party, file a claim, negotiate with the insurer, and, if necessary, fight for you in court.
Our firm offers free initial consultations to go over your case and legal options. Connect with us to learn more about our firm and hiring one of our Nashville truck accident lawyers.
How Are Truck Accident Victims Compensated?
Suffering a truck accident can be serious. A victim may sustain serious physical injuries, mental/emotional injuries, and financial injuries. However, the victim can pursue compensation.
A lawyer from our firm can help you pursue compensation for your injuries. First, your lawyer will help you determine what your damages are and may be worth. Your lawyer may determine your damages include:
Your medical expenses may be for hospitalization, emergency room care, surgery, doctors’ visits, an ambulance ride, diagnostic tests, and/or other services. Medical expenses may also be for prescription medication, assistive devices, or other medical products.
After your accident, you likely need to pay for the repair of your vehicle. If your vehicle is damaged beyond repair and must be replaced, your lawyer can look up its relative cash value and demand compensation for that amount.
Pain and Suffering/Anguish
You may have endured a lot of physical pain due to your injuries and treatment. You might have also endured mental/emotional anguish because of the lifestyle changes you’ve experienced. Our firm’s lawyers can evaluate such non-financial damages and determine their worth in a claim or lawsuit.
Your incident may have caused permanent damage to your appearance or internal functions. As a result, you may not be able to live the way you used to. If this is the case, you and your lawyer can claim disfigurement or disability as a damage.
Loss of Income
After your incident, you might have had to take time off work to recover from your injuries. You could still be off work and recovering. Since your income loss is due to the incident, you can demand compensation in your claim or lawsuit.
If you must accept lower-paying work due to your injuries, your lawyer can determine the difference between your old work and your new work and then claim the difference as a loss of income.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Nashville, call 877-562-0000
Your Lawyer Can Do a Lot in Pursuit of Compensation
To help you recover the compensation you’re owed, your lawyer can investigate your incident, identify the liable party, negotiate with their insurance company, and, if necessary, argue for you in court. Additionally, your Nashville truck accident attorney can:
- Retrieve evidence to support your case (such as dashcam or traffic camera footage)
- Refer to eyewitnesses or experts and get their testimonies/statements
- Communicate with the other party’s representatives on your behalf (their insurer and lawyers)
- Complete and compile paperwork for you
- Provide you with expert legal advice and different legal options (such as filing a lawsuit instead of a claim)
Your lawyer can take on everything in your case so you can focus on recovering from your accident and taking care of your family. Leave legal and financial matters to your lawyer.
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The Liable Party in Your Case
It isn’t necessarily a truck driver who’s liable for a truck accident. Instead, it may be a trucking company or another party that’s liable. In your case, the liable party may be:
- The truck driver’s trucking company: The truck driver may be an employee of a trucking company. If so, the company may be liable according to vicarious liability law.
- The driver’s mechanic or the company’s maintenance company: A malfunction in the truck may have led to your accident. If the malfunction can be traced to poor vehicle maintenance, the driver’s mechanic or the company’s maintenance company may be liable for the incident.
- The manufacturer of the truck or the manufacturer of its components: If there was a malfunction in the truck and it can be traced to a design flaw or a defective component, the relevant manufacturer may be held liable.
- A government entity: Your accident may have been due to a project development on the road or some other kind of road hazard. In this case, you might be able to hold the city liable.
Your lawyer will identify the party liable for your injuries and hold them accountable. If multiple parties are liable, your lawyer will hold them all to account.
Filing a Lawsuit in Davidson County, TN
Instead of filing a personal injury claim, you could file a personal injury lawsuit. You might be able to recover more compensation this way, depending on your case. Your personal injury lawyer can advise you about this option.
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, you should consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. You may be able to claim additional damages with this lawsuit, such as loss of consortium, loss of family income, and loss of quality of life.
If you choose to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you’ll likely have one year from the date of your incident to file, according to TN Code § 28-3-104. If you miss the filing deadline, you may not be able to claim any damages at all.
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Contacting us as soon as you can will help your lawyer meet the deadline for your lawsuit. Even if you’re not considering filing a lawsuit, contacting us soon will keep the option open. You have nothing to lose by calling us since your consultation with us will be completely free.
Cory Watson Attorneys has helped many truck accident victims obtain their due compensation, so we’re confident we can help you too. One of our truck accident lawyers is ready to take you on as their next client. Call us today for your free consultation.