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Our Tennessee Truck Accident Lawyers Will Help Hold the Negligent Trucker or Trucking Company Responsible

Tennessee Truck Accident Lawyers

Have you been hurt in a truck accident in Tennessee? The top-rated Tennessee truck accident lawyers at Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

You may be entitled to damages for your losses, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. While you concentrate on getting well, the personal injury attorneys at Weir & Kestner can handle every element of your case.

Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers can fight for maximum compensation on your behalf and fight for the justice you deserve. Call our office at 615-220-4180 to schedule your free consultation.

You may be facing serious injuries and unexpected medical bills. Insurance companies don’t make it easy for crash victims to recover fair compensation. At Weir & Kestner, our Tennessee Personal Injury Attorneys can help clients take on powerful insurance companies and fight for compensation for collision-related injuries.

With our expertise and experience, Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers can navigate the complex legal system on your behalf and fight for the justice you deserve. Call our office at 615-220-4180 to schedule your free consultation.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm Represents Clients Across Tennessee

At the Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, our car accident attorneys represent clients throughout Tennessee.

Getting Compensation For a Truck Accident in Tennessee

When someone else causes your truck accident injuries, you deserve to make a full and fair recovery. To get the compensation that you deserve, however, you have to know what to ask the insurance company or trucking company for when you make a claim or file a lawsuit.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are losses that you can calculate based on documentation. After a truck wreck, economic damages may include past and future:

Medical Bills

All of your healthcare expenses, including but not limited to hospitalizations, ambulance rides, surgeries, medications, doctors’ visits, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, should be part of your recovery.

Lost Income

Lost income includes any wages, benefits, and income from self-employment that you could not earn because of your injuries.

Out of Pocket Expenses

Any direct costs that you incur because of your injuries, such as modifications to your home or the need for childcare that you did not have prior to your injuries, may be part of your economic recovery.

You should recover for all of the economic damages that you incur. There is no cap on the amount of economic damages that you can recover in a Tennessee truck accident case.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are cases where a jury determines a defendant engaged in malicious, intentional, fraudulent, or reckless conduct. Tennessee limits punitive damage to the greater of two times compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater. Similar to noneconomic damages, if a jury finds a defendant acted with an intent to harm, falsified records, or acted under the influence of drugs or alcohol the cap is lifted.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are not easily calculated, but they are just as important to your recovery as economic damages. Your non-economic damages may include past and future:

Physical Pain

Your physical pain may be hard to quantify, but it may also be one of your most significant losses. Your medical records and any limitation on your daily activities may describe your physical pain so that you can receive compensation.

Emotional Suffering

Depression, anxiety, loss of enjoyment of life, and any other emotional pain you endure because of your injuries should be compensable.

In Tennessee, non-economic damages are limited to no more than $750,000 (or $1,000,000 for catastrophic loss or injury) unless the trucker who caused your crash was under the influence of alcohol or drugs or was committing a felony connected to your accident.

The insurance company, trucker, and trucking company are going to try to pay you as little as possible for your economic and non-economic damages. You are going to have to provide convincing evidence and persuasive arguments to get the full amount of compensation that you deserve for your truck accident injuries.

Offices Located Across Tennessee

At Weir & Kestner, we bring big-city representation to you. We have offices in SmyrnaMurfreesboroNashville and Chattanooga so that you can get skilled legal representation close to home.

 

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Semi-trucks are the kings of the road around Nashville, and the drivers and company owners responsible for these 18-wheelers have a duty to operate them safely to protect the motorists they share the road with. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and far too many innocent people are seriously injured and killed on Tennessee roads. These victims and their family members can have a difficult time trying to hold the trucking company liable for the harm they have caused because truckers are represented by a small army of lawyers and insurance adjusters who are paid to make sure victims recover as little as possible. At Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, we are not afraid of this army, and we will fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

Causes of Middle Tennessee Semi-Truck Crashes

Trucking company lawyers are skilled at deflecting blame to save their clients money, but when driver or trucking company negligence led to the crash that left you injured, our attorneys are just as skilled at proving it. Common negligent causes of semi-truck crashes include the following:

 

Driver Distraction

Truckers have a lot going on in their cabs and can easily be distracted from the task of driving. GPS devices, electronic logging systems, cell phones, passengers, pets, and even televisions can take a driver’s eyes and attention off the road and prevent him from seeing a merging or slow-moving vehicle, construction zone, or traffic hazard. Distracted driving is a major cause of highway semi-truck crashes.

Fatigue

Truck drivers are required by federal law to follow strict hours-of-service guidelines and must take periodic rest breaks. Drivers trying to make it to a destination in a certain amount of time and drivers who do not sleep during mandatory rest breaks put other motorists at risk when they doze off behind the wheel.

Drugs And Alcohol

Drinking alcohol or taking recreational drugs clearly affects a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle properly, and truck drivers are guilty of DUI just like other drivers. However, many more truck drivers take prescription medications that can cause drowsiness and inattention and lead to an accident. Our experienced attorneys will check for this possible cause.

Driver Incompetence

Truckers must meet certain federal requirements in order to drive a commercial truck, including passing a vehicle operating test, health exam, and criminal background check. If a trucking company hires someone who is not qualified to drive and the driver causes an accident, both the driver and the company who hired him can be held liable.

Poor Maintenance

It is the responsibility of the trucker and his employer to conduct regular safety inspections and repairs of the truck and its various systems. When a tire, trailer coupling, or steering failure causes a crash, the driver and the trucking company can be held liable. 

Improper Loading

When cargo is improperly loaded, it can cause the truck to be imbalanced and difficult to control around corners. The driver could lose control and roll the truck over, causing a major collision.

When truck accident lawyer Tony Kestner takes your case, he will demand all documents related to the driver and the truck and will also secure the truck’s black box to determine the cause of the crash.

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Possible Liable Parties in a Nashville Big Rig Crash

When a commercial truck is involved in a catastrophic collision, multiple parties could be held liable for the damages suffered by victims, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and wrongful death. Depending on what is determined to be the cause of the crash, the following parties may be forced to compensate the victim or his family:

  • Driver
  • Trucking company
  • Truck owner
  • Truck or component manufacturer
  • Cargo loaders

Our attorneys will make sure that all liable parties are held accountable.

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Contact Tennessee Truck Accident Lawyers Tony Kestner and Joe Weir

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Tennessee, you need to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call us directly at 615-220-4180 to schedule your free consultation.  If you’re not ready to talk, but still want to learn more about your rights, allow us to email you a complimentary copy of Determining Fault in a Truck Accident.

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Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers - Smyrna
10541 Cedar Grove, Suite 130
Smyrna, TN 37167

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3200 West End Avenue, Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203

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