18-Wheeler Accident Attorney in Nashville
Call the attorney who gets results in Davidson and surrounding counties
A truck accident with an 18-wheeler can cause very serious injuries. Fully loaded, these trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. They can cause tremendous damage when crashing into a passenger vehicle at high speed. If you’ve been injured, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights. It’s time to call Thompson Law.
Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson knows that an accident with an 18-wheeler can have a significant impact on victims and their families. Victims may be left with serious injuries and recovery from the accident can take months or years. Some never fully recover and are left with a permanent disability. The medical expenses can become overwhelming very quickly.
If your accident was caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries. Recovering compensation after an 18-wheeler accident is complicated. One reason is that there can be multiple parties involved. These include the driver, the trucking company, the owner of the trailer and the owner of the cargo. Each may have separate lawyers and insurance companies.
An attorney who holds negligent parties accountable
Another reason is that drivers and trucking companies typically deny any responsibility for causing the accident. Insurance companies will take their side. They know there’s a lot of money at stake, and they are very concerned about protecting their profits. There are many tactics they will use to try to pay you as little as possible.
Attorney Thompson has years of experience with complex cases like these. He focuses on the facts to build strong cases that insurance companies can’t ignore. He helps the injured recover the financial compensation they deserve.
These trucks – which are also known as tractor-trailers, semis and big rigs – are difficult to operate. Drivers are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and must undergo training. Drivers need to be responsible at all times while on the road. It only takes one act of negligence to cause a very serious accident.
Trucking companies also have responsibilities. They must make sure they hire qualified drivers with good safety records. They must keep their trucks properly maintained and repaired. They must give drivers realistic delivery schedules, and they must ensure that all federal and state regulations are followed.
Strong cases that get results
Attorney Thompson takes action to preserve evidence in the control of the trucking company. This includes hours of service (HOS) logs, information from the truck’s event data record, maintenance records and employment records. He carefully reviews accident reports and medical records. He interviews witnesses and, if needed, consults with experts.
He builds a strong case that holds negligent parties accountable. This usually gets the attention of the insurance company. They suddenly agree to negotiate so they won’t have to go to court. Attorney Thompson is a skilled negotiator and is only interested in a settlement that meets your needs.
This means compensation for all your medical expenses related to your injuries, both now and in the future. It includes lost wages if you were left unable to work. It may include compensation for other damages you suffered, such as pain and suffering and any disability you experienced. He is determined to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
If you were hurt in an accident with an 18-wheeler, contact attorney Thompson as soon as you can for a free consultation. There’s no cost and no obligation.