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Truck accidents in Memphis, Tennessee differ from car accidents when it comes to driver liability, responsibility, regulation and third party lawsuits. At the tractor trailer law firm in Memphis, The Cochran Firm Memphis, we know these differences and we are ready to litigate your truck accident case.
The most noticeable difference is that tractor trailer trailers are much larger in size as well as weigh much more than cars, SUVs, or smaller-sized pickups. Consequently, the damage triggered during a tractor trailer accident in Memphis can be disastrous. Injuries due to these accidents are often severe, devastating and often permanent.
Truck accident cases are more complicated since there can be several parties involved in the lawsuit. These situations not only include the driver, but can also include the company the driver is working for, as well as the possibility of a third-party responsibility for such things as a mechanical failure. There are also complicated state and federal regulations which control the transportation industry as a whole.
Because these can be complicated situations, you need a Memphis lawyer who knows the tractor trailer accident laws. At The Cochran Firm Memphis, not only do we represent all types of affected individuals of car accidents, we also represent all affected individuals including large truck and 18 wheeler accidents as well.
Trucking companies have obligations to train as well as oversee their drivers and employees. Additionally, they are required to review driver’s logs, address any complaints made against their employees or contracted employees, properly load the trailers and guard against driver exhaustion. There are literally hundreds of laws that govern the trucking industry and, unfortunately, many trucking companies do not abide by their transportation responsibilities and devastating accidents occur.
Victims of accidents involving tractor-trailers can file personal injury legal cases against the individuals, the transportation company, and in some situations, their insurance coverage provider for monetary damages. Such loss can include healthcare costs, missing pay, burial costs, as well as other economic losses. Victims can also sue for the suffering and pain due to their accidents and treatment. No matter the level of the damage, it may lead to problems later in life which may present themselves after the statute of limitations runs out, which in most cases in Tennessee is one year.
The transportation company's insurance provider will often try to pay compensation quickly, then have the victim sign away further compensation rights. Therefore, it’s best to consult with a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Insurance may pay for the victim’s present healthcare costs, missing pay, etc. However, ascertaining the amount of money the victim really needs in order to protect not only his or her present costs, but future costs as well, can be difficult to do and may take longer than the insurance company wants to allow. They will then “force” the victim into a settlement that may be far less than the victim will need to cover ongoing expenses.
If you’ve been harmed in any sort of incident involving a tractor trailer or an auto in Memphis, Tennessee get in touch with The Cochran Firm Memphis' accident and crash lawyers today. Fill out the form at the top of this page for a FREE truck accident case evaluation.
Research shows that vehicle accident injuries are the leading cause of personal injuries. The attorneys at The Cochran Firm Memphis can represent you and/or your family if you have been involved in a car accident. Even if you feel that you may have been at fault or contributed to the accident, you should still contact a car accident attorney. Fill out the form or call the Cochran Firm for a FREE traffic accident case evaluation.
Our attorneys have provided legal help for Memphis area individuals involved in auto accidents ranging from minimal injuries to multiple death and complicated litigation cases. They offer guidance and legal assistance every phase of the way to their clients, battling for the compensation the clients are entitled to.
If you have had a car accident you may be entitled to compensation. Whether you have been harmed in the vehicle accident, have been out of work due an auto accident injury or, especially if you have lost a loved one due to a car accident, you may have just cause for a personal injury lawsuit.
Every car accident is different. In turn, each court action differs as well. That is why it is important to have an experienced traffic accident attorney who will fight for your case and your rights. At the Cochran Firm Memphis, our Memphis accident lawyers will personally assist you with your auto accident claim by examining all of your documentation, use the help of expert professionals to review your case, and vigorously fight to provide you with the financial compensation you deserve for present and future losses, medical bills and for suffering and pain. You should be paid for the aggravation, pain and loss you have been caused due to another person's carelessness.
Most people are not aware of the rights legally provided to victims of auto accidents. At the Cochran Firm, Memphis our traffic accident attorneys are kept up-to-date on Tennessee accident laws and regulations and are all acquainted with Tennessee regulations. The Cochran Firm Memphis will inform you on the details of your specific accident and how it corresponds to Tennessee law and offer you with the necessary legal services throughout the entire process.
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