Compensation For Injuries In Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents differ from other traffic accidents in several ways. Large trucks outweigh cars by many tons. Therefore, crashes involving trucks and cars often result in catastrophic or fatal accidents to drivers and passengers in other vehicles. Were you seriously injured or was your loved one killed because of a truck accident in Tennessee? Gentry Arnold PLLC is prepared to advise you on how to pursue the compensation you need and deserve to cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering (or loss of companionship)
We Will Help You Find Out Why The Accident Happened
The first question accident victims and family members ask after a truck accident is often, “How serious are the injuries?” The next vital question is, “How and why did this happen?” After a serious accident, you want and deserve an explanation.
Our lawyers at Gentry Arnold PLLC have more than 30 years of collective personal injury experience. We know where to look to discover the cause of a big rig accident. We know how to use this information to bring a serious injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim.
Our No. 1 goal if we represent you after a trucking accident is to recover the compensation you need to go on with your life. This may mean surgery, hospitalization and learning to live with disabilities. In the case of a fatality, this means equipping you to take care of your family despite the sorrowful loss of your mother, father, husband, wife, sister or brother.
Hazards Of Driving Large, Potentially Dangerous Vehicles Cause Most Trucking Accidents
Truckers are often paid based on how quickly they transport their cargo and how many shipments they complete. This pressure to travel farther and faster leads to long hours on the road. Truck driver fatigue is one of the most frequent causes of truck accidents. Inattentive driving, in turn, leads to traffic violations and poor reflexes while driving. Truckers may also skimp on safety inspections and continue to drive with malfunctioning tires, brakes or lights.
What To Do After A Trucking Accident
After an accident and injury, get the injured person to a hospital as soon as possible. Cooperate with police but do not engage in lengthy questioning sessions before you talk to a lawyer. Do not discuss details of the case on social media or with anyone other than your attorney until you have proper legal advice. Collaborate with your lawyer to help him or her build a strong case to get compensation for the injured.
Work Closely With An Experienced Attorney After A Truck Wreck
At Gentry Arnold PLLC, we are committed to helping you pursue an effective injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit after a truck accident in Tennessee. From law offices in Memphis, our lawyers represent people throughout the area. Call 901-591-8800 or complete our online intake form to schedule a consultation.