Chattanooga Truck Accident Lawyers
Were You Hurt in a Truck Accident?
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 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.
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.
The Insiders at McMahan Law Firm know first hand 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 attorneys 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.
Did This Happen to You?
No two collisions are the same and every truck accident has different medical and financial impacts on the victims involved. While there are many different factors that can contribute to a truck accident, we have listed some of the most common causes of accidents involving large commercial trucks below.
If your accident happened for one of these reasons or any reason that stemmed from someone else’s carelessness, please give our Chattanooga truck accident lawyers a call today. We may be able to help you obtain compensation for your losses.
Ignoring Required Maintenance
Truck owners are responsible for making sure their vehicles are in proper working condition before they hit the road. If the required routine maintenance checks are ignored, brakes, tires, lights, and other equipment can malfunction or fail. This can cause a serious risk to other drivers on the road. If an accident happens due to the truck owner’s failure to safely maintain their vehicle, they could be held liable for your injuries and other damages.
There are many rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry. For example, truck drivers are required to take breaks after driving for a certain period of time in order to prevent fatigue. Sadly, these regulations aren’t always followed. Driver fatigue is a leading cause of truck accidents, yet many trucking companies continue to enforce strict deadlines that encourage drivers to sacrifice safety for speed.
Lack of Driver Training
Big trucks are not easy to maneuver. When a truck driver hits the road without first receiving the proper training, other drivers on the road are put at risk of suffering serious injuries or even death.
Who Is Responsible for My Truck Accident?
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
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
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.
Why Is My Insurance Adjuster Offering Me So Little?
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 truck accident lawyers will be able to spot their strategies and demand a fair amount on your behalf.
When Should I Get a Lawyer?
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.
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
While every claim is different, one thing always stays the same: it won’t cost you anything to hire The Insiders at 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 our Chattanooga truck accident lawyers!