Clarksville Truck Accident Attorney
Representing Clients Injured in Commercial Truck Crashes in Tennessee
The number of semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles on the highways is only increasing. These vehicles transport a wide array of goods across the United States, and this transportation is essential to keeping the economy running. However, tractor-trailers are substantially larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, and sharing the road can result in devastating crashes.
Truck crashes can cause severe injuries to motorists, and accident victims may have the right to seek compensation for their medical bills and other losses. These cases are complicated, so you should always ensure you have the right legal representation as soon as possible after a crash. Attorney Ryan K. McFarland stands up for the rights of truck accident victims in the Clarksville area, so please do not hesitate to call for a free case evaluation today.
Common Truck Accident Causes
Trucks can crash for many reasons, and some common causes include the following:
● Untrained or unlicensed truck drivers
● Distracted driving
● Impaired driving
● Fatigued driving
● Driving too fast
● Violating traffic laws or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations
● Negligent hiring of dangerous drivers
● Negligent supervision of drivers
● Improper maintenance of trucks
● Improper cargo loading
Trucks are complex machines, and the trucking industry involves many additional regulations that do not apply to non-commercial drivers. For this reason, identifying the exact cause of a truck accident can be challenging. It is necessary to prove what caused your crash as part of an insurance or legal claim, and McFarland Law has the resources to determine the cause of your accident and injuries.
Liability for Your Injuries and Losses
Different parties may be responsible for a commercial truck accident. For example, even if a truck driver was to blame, the trucking company may also be held liable. This is because employers can be strictly liable for the negligence of their employees. Trucking companies can also engage in negligence on their own, as well, including negligent hiring, supervision, or maintenance. Third-party companies may also be accountable for accidents, such as companies that load cargo or perform inadequate repairs on trucks.
Trucking companies must have extensive insurance policies under the law, though these insurers will work as hard as possible to avoid liability and paying settlements. Dealing with these corporate insurance policies can be nothing short of frustrating, and settlement offers will often be much lower than what injured parties expected. It is critical to have an attorney handling your claim who knows how to stand up to trucking insurance companies to ensure you receive the full settlement you deserve. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer, your lawyer can file an injury lawsuit against the trucking company to seek a settlement or award through litigation.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Clarksville for More Information
Attorney Ryan K. McFarland handles complicated truck accident claims involving extensive losses and severe injuries. If you would like to learn about your options, do not wait to call McFarland Law at 931-516-9009 or contact us online for your free consultation.