Truck Accidents

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Cheatham County Truck Accident Attorney

Accidents involving commercial vehicles, semi-trucks, or other large vehicles can have devastating consequences for everyone involved. In part, this is because these large vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. This disparity in size and weight leads to an imbalance of force in a collision, resulting in much more destructive impacts on smaller and lighter vehicles. If the truck driver is not paying attention or otherwise driving irresponsibly, they are endangering the lives of everyone on the road. 

If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision involving a semi-trailer truck or big rig, we encourage you to reach out to Rhonda R. Crabtree. We can help you gather evidence, investigate the crash, file claims, communicate with insurance, and negotiate settlements. Although we resolve most of our cases outside of court, we do have extensive courtroom experience and can litigate your case if necessary. For over 20 years, Attorney Crabtree has been helping Tennesseans pursue justice for personal injuries sustained in automobile crashes and other accidents. Let us do the same for you. 

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our truck accident lawyer in Cheatham County.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Some of the most common causes of truck wrecks are driver fatigue, distraction, poor maintenance, and aggressive driving. Weather conditions can also play a role, as can poorly loaded cargo. It’s up to the truck driver to make sure they’re alert, their cargo is secure, and that the road is safe enough for them to drive. Fortunately, there are typically certain protocols in place that encourage safe driving, including breaks and drive-time limits. Still, truck-driver negligence is the most common cause of trucking accidents. 

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Recovering Damages

Large trucks can cause serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries when they collide with other drivers. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you might require surgery, physical therapy, and long-term medical care. You’ll likely also need to repair or replace your vehicle. All of this is extremely expensive. To make matters worse, you might also have to miss time for work, either because you are now unable to physically perform your normal duties or because you need to attend medical visits (or both). 

If the truck driver’s negligence was the cause of your accident, you should not be left to pay these expenses all on your own. Our office can work with you to hold the responsible party accountable and recover the compensation you deserve. 

Potential economic- and non-economic damages that you may be able to recover include: 

  • Vehicle repair/replacement costs 
  • Medical costs 
  • Lost wages 
  • Potential earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Truck Accident Claims in Cheatham, Dickson, & Montgomery Counties

When it comes to achieving justice in a truck accident case, getting help from an experienced lawyer is often the best option. Insurance companies might try to get you to accept a settlement before you really know the extent of your injuries or property damage. This is a common tactic that can lead to smaller settlements than people deserve. We won’t let this happen to you. 

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