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Were You Hurt in a Truck Accident?

You may be entitled to significant compensation, and an experienced truck accident attorney is ready to hear your case and fight for you.

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The state of Tennessee is a major crossroads for tractor-trailers, other cargo trucks, and commercial shipping traffic. In the Chattanooga area alone, I-24, I-59, and I-79 all converge, with commercial traffic going to and from Nashville and beyond. Unfortunately, these major interstates running through our home city of Chattanooga see a large number of truck accidents.

If you were injured in a truck accident due to no fault of your own, you have rights. Our Chattanooga, TN, truck accident lawyers have been representing injured victims in Chattanooga and surrounding areas for years. Dedicated to demanding justice for our clients, we’ll fight hard for the compensation you deserve for your losses. Call our office today to speak with experienced attorneys who will aggressively protect your rights.

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Getting Help Is Simple

Our law firm strives to make getting help as simple as possible. One call and our team will start reviewing your claim right away. With our help, finding out your legal options has never been easier.

You Deserve Compensation

Don’t let the insurance company or anyone else tell you what your claim is worth. You deserve compensation for your losses and our attorneys will fight for the maximum amount possible.

No Fees Unless We Win

We believe everyone should have access to a quality attorney after an accident. That’s why we offer our legal services on a contingency-fee basis. So, you’ll never owe us a penny unless we win your case.

We Know What You’re Going Through

Being hurt by a large commercial truck can be incredibly traumatic not just for you but for your entire family. Many truck accident victims that come to our office are dealing with unimaginable pain. They’re stressed about where they’re going to get the money to pay their medical bills and support their children and confused as to why the insurance company isn’t willing to offer what they’re owed, all while battling devastating injuries. If you’re in this situation, we want you to know that we’re here for you.

Jay and Brent at the McMahan Law Firm know firsthand how difficult it can be to take the next steps. We’re here to help you take back control of your life after a truck accident. Our Chattanooga, TN, truck accident lawyers put our clients’ interests above all else. Fighting insurance companies to get them to offer injured victims what’s fair is what we do best. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve a lawyer who will put you first.

Hurt in a Truck Accident? Call The Insiders!

We’ll put the full force of our legal team behind your case, giving you the best chance of recovering the full amount you deserve for your losses.

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Do I Have a Case?

If you were injured in a truck accident, you might be wondering if you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. Jay & Brent are here to work on your behalf for the settlement you deserve. First, let’s look at a few factors that will help us determine if you have a case that will result in a settlement that’s worth your time and energy.

Here are some of the common types of truck accidents we often help our clients secure settlements for:

  • Jackknife: A jackknife is when a rig folds at the connection point, forming a 90-degree angle or “jackknife” shape.
  • Rollovers: Rollovers occur when a truck driver loses control of the truck, causing it to roll onto its side.
  • Blind spots: Commercial truck blind spots cover a large part of the vehicle’s sides. If a driver can’t see vehicles in the blind spot while changing lanes, vehicles run the risk of being hit or forced off the road.
  • Underride: Underride accidents occur when a truck driver stops abruptly and a smaller car behind them gets lodged under the trailer.
  • Loose loads: Improperly loaded or secured cargo can fall off of a truck, causing hazards to other vehicles on the roads.

In Tennessee, there is a time limit on car accident claims called a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the time frame you have to pursue a civil complaint or criminal charges. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for a truck accident injury claim is one year following the date of the accident or the date of the injury. Considering the statute of limitations provides such a small window of opportunity, it’s critical to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. Our experienced Chattanooga truck accident lawyers are ready to help you seek the money you deserve within Tennessee’s unique deadlines.

Injured in a Commercial Truck Accident?

The McMahan Law Firm has extensive experience handling truck accident injury cases and seeking full compensation from the at-fault parties. Let us work for you!

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What Losses Can I Recover?

In a truck accident injury case, you can recover losses for medical expenses, property damage, loss of wages, and other expenses. These additional expenses may include hospital visits, surgeries, and medication, as well as repairs to or replacement of your vehicle. You may be entitled to other compensation, such as compensation for loss of wages now and in the future. When you speak with Jay & Brent in your free case review, we’ll go over all the details of your case and compile your losses to give you an idea of what we can hope to recover for you.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

Truck accidents can involve many at-fault parties and devastating injuries. With a case so complex, having a lawyer is beneficial. Our Chattanooga truck accident lawyers can build a strong case by investigating the cause of the accident, gathering evidence, fielding calls from the insurance company, and seeking compensation you didn’t know you were entitled to. If your case goes to trial, our Board-Certified Civil Trial specialists can represent you before the court.

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What Comes Next?

Contact us for your free case review in person or without leaving the comfort of your home! We’ll meet you over the phone, at the hospital, or in-person in our office.

We will gather all the necessary evidence and documents to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.

We will fight for the settlement you deserve and negotiate with the insurance company for you.

While most cases are settled out of court, your lawyer will represent you if you need to file a lawsuit in order to receive the money you deserve.

Once a fair settlement has been offered, we will reach out to you to discuss your options. If you accept the offer, we will get your check to you as soon as possible so you can begin moving forward.

Injured in a Truck Crash? We’ll Fight for Your Rights!

We’ll fight for you and the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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Truck Accident FAQs

Determining who is responsible after a truck accident is rarely straight-forward. Unlike many passenger vehicle crashes, there are several parties that could be liable in accidents involving large trucks. When evaluating truck accident claims, our office investigates the role the following parties may have played:

  • Truck driver
  • Truck company
  • Manufacturers of defective truck parts or safety equipment
  • Insurance provider of the trucking company or driver
  • Individuals who shipped or loaded the truck’s cargo
  • The company that leased the truck or trailer

The statute of limitations in the state of Tennessee is one year. This means if you wish to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your accident, you have exactly one year from the day of your accident to do so. Contact our attorneys as soon as possible after your accident to ensure you don’t miss your chance of receiving any compensation you may be owed.

It’s important to remember that insurance adjusters do not work for you. They make money by paying as little as possible to injured victims and will use a number of tactics in order to do so. Our experienced Chattanooga, TN, truck accident lawyers will be able to spot their strategies and demand a fair amount on your behalf.

It’s important that you seek legal counsel as soon as you have received the medical attention you need. Your lawyer will need time to gather documents and evidence before negotiations with the insurance company can begin. Obtaining legal counsel sooner rather than later will give you a better chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation you’re owed.

While every claim is different, one thing always stays the same: it won’t cost you anything to hire McMahan Law Firm. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means our payment is dependent on whether we win your case. We also offer free consultations where we will review your case and determine whether we are able to help. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling Jay and Brent!