Call A Nashville Truck Accident Lawyer
An attorney who has been helping the injured get justice for decades
Trucks are a common sight in Davidson and surrounding counties. They can be seen on the roads every single day, but most of us barely notice them. Until something happens. Being involved in a truck accident can cause serious injuries and have a significant impact on your life. That’s when it’s time to call Thompson Law.
An 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. When it strikes a passenger car at high speed, the results can be devastating. Even smaller trucks can create tremendous damage and leave people hurt. If your truck accident was caused by negligence, recovering compensation can be complicated. Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson fights for your rights.
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When there’s a truck accident, victims can suffer neck injuries, back injuries, head injuries and broken bones. More serious cases involve spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Victims may need surgery, hospitalization, medication and months of therapy. Some are left with a permanent disability and will require lifelong care.
An attorney who holds negligent parties accountable
Following a truck accident, drivers and trucking companies typically deny doing anything wrong and don’t accept responsibility. Insurance companies will fight your attempt to recovering compensation. They know there’s a lot of money at stake and they are mainly concerned with protecting their profits.
Attorney Thompson is very familiar with how insurance companies operate. He used to work for the insurance companies as a claims adjuster. He turned to the law because he wanted to help the injured get justice. Now, he puts his unique insight into insurance companies to work for clients.
The outcome of your case depends on the facts. Attorney Thompson knows this, and so do trucking companies and insurance carriers. That’s why they don’t want you to know the facts. Trucking companies often have their own investigators on the scene shortly after the accident. They are looking for evidence to keep away from you.
Some evidence is controlled by the trucking companies. This includes hours of service (HOS) logs and information from the truck’s event data recorder (the “black box” of the truck). It also includes maintenance and employment records. One of the first things attorney Thompson will do is take steps to preserve this evidence.
He also carefully reviews accident reports and medical records. He identifies witnesses and interviews them. He may consult accident reconstruction experts. He knows where to look for evidence that proves you were the victim of negligence and deserve financial compensation.
Expect personal attention from an experienced lawyer
In some cases, the driver was negligent. The driver may have been speeding, operating recklessly, distracted or fatigued. In some cases, trucking companies can also be found responsible. For example, they may have failed to keep the truck properly maintained. Or they gave the driver an unrealistic delivery schedule, putting pressure on the driver to make up time.
Attorney Thompson identifies the negligent parties and fights to hold them accountable. When insurance companies see that he has built a strong case, they often agree to negotiate to stay out of court. Attorney Thompson is not interested in quick deals that help the insurance company save money. Any resolution of your case has to be one that meets your needs.
This includes compensation for all medical expenses related to your injury – both now and in the future. It includes compensation for lost wages if your injuries left you unable to return to work. It may include other damages, such as pain and suffering.
If you were hurt in a truck accident, it’s important to talk to a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. In general, you only have one year from the date of the accident to take legal action. Contact attorney Thompson today to schedule a free consultation.