Nashville Jackknife Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured, call an attorney who knows how to get results
When an 18-wheeler jackknifes on the highway, it can be terrifying. The result is often a truck accident that leaves other drivers and passengers seriously injured. If you’ve been hurt in a jackknife accident, you may not know what to do next. Thompson Law can help you hold negligent parties accountable and help you recover financial compensation.
Jackknife accidents happen suddenly. A driver starts to lose control of an 18-wheeler. The driver slams on the brakes. The wheels of the truck lock up and the truck begins to skid. Then the trailer swings out from the cab in the shape of a jackknife. The driver has lost complete control at this point, and the truck crashes into nearby vehicles.
A collision with a jackknifing 18-wheeler can cause devastating damage, especially at high speeds. Fully loaded, these trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Drivers and passengers of other vehicles can suffer serious injuries. They may need surgery, hospitalization, medication and multiple follow-up visits. Some may be left with a permanent disability.
Call a lawyer who fights the insurance companies
Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson knows how victims and their families can be affected by these types of accidents. The medical expenses for treating injuries can add up quickly and may soon become overwhelming. When victims can’t return to work, there is less income coming in. It can be hard to pay the bills during this difficult time.
When you were hurt in a jackknife accident caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries. Recovering compensation can be complicated. There can be multiple parties involved, each with their own attorney and insurance company. Truck drivers and trucking companies often deny responsibility.
Then there are the insurance companies. They’re supposed to help people who have been hurt in an accident but they are not interested in helping you. They know there’s a lot of money at stake and want to protect their bottom line. That means keeping payouts low so they can keep profits high. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible.
There are different tactics that they use to try to do that. Attorney Thompson knows them all. He used to work for insurance companies as a claims adjuster and has a unique insight into how they operate. Now an attorney, he uses his knowledge about insurance companies to help the injured recover the financial compensation they deserve.
Personal attention from an experienced truck accident attorney
Attorney Thompson starts by getting the facts, but those will determine the outcome of your case. He gathers evidence controlled by the trucking company, including hours of service (HOS) logs, electronic control module data, and maintenance records. He carefully reviews accident reports and medical records. He interviews witnesses and consults experts, if needed.
Thompson Law builds strong cases that hold negligent parties accountable. Insurance companies usually agree to talk about a settlement when they see the work that attorney Thompson has put into a case. Attorney Thompson is happy to negotiate but is only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
If you’ve been hurt in a jackknife accident, talk to a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. In general, you have one year from the date of your accident to take legal action. Contact attorney Kim Thompson to schedule a free consultation. There’s no cost and no obligation.