If you are reading this blog post, chances are you have recently suffered a personal injury caused by a trucking accident. You are probably also preparing to pursue compensation for your harm.
At this point in your journey, you may have an idea of what you have already lost. Perhaps you have lost the use of one or more limbs or lost mobility and sensation due to paralysis suffered in the crash. The point is, you have suffered. If negligence is a factor in your suffering, then you have options at your disposal.
Examples of negligence resulting in crash-related personal injuries
There are some very common problems that lead to wholly preventable accidents, like:
- The truck driver was drunk or otherwise impaired
- The driver was distracted by a cell phone or other device
- The trucker was speeding or driving negligently
- The trucking company employed an unqualified driver
- The trucking company failed to maintain the vehicle
- The trucking company demanded that the driver violate Federal trucking regulations
What can you do about an accident caused by a trucker’s negligence?
Of course, you can seek compensation from insurers to mitigate your damages. However, our personal injury attorneys want all Tennessee residents to know that you may also file a lawsuit targeting the responsible parties.
In many cases, it takes both insurance payouts and compensation through an injury claim to mitigate the losses (physical and financial) suffered in a truck accident. We know that this sounds like a lot of work at a time when you need to rest and recuperate. The good news is that when you find a lawyer committed to your case, he or she can do much of the work involved on your behalf. We urge you to continue reviewing our injury web pages to learn more about your options and rights in the aftermath of a truck accident.