Chattanooga Injured Truck Passengers
In Hamilton County, trucking collisions happen. In some of those crashes, a truck driver may have a passenger with him – usually a co-worker – who is injured in the accident. After the collision, the injured truck passenger will likely know if he or she is injured or not, but they may not be aware of the circumstances surrounding the accident – circumstances which dictate what types of compensation the injured passenger may or may not be able to recover. If you sustained injuries in the collision while riding as a passenger, you will likely need the assistance of the Chattanooga truck accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to identify which legal theories are applicable to your case and to recover damages for your injuries and losses deriving from the collision. Our firm is comprised of more than 30 lawyers and upwards of 120 support staff members, making us the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee. We bring our resources and our 25+ years of experience to every case we take on for a client, so call us today for a free consultation to see if we may be able to assist you.How to Recover Damages After Being Injured While Riding in a Large Truck
Injured truck passengers can suffer serious injuries. When those truck crashes occur in the Chattanooga area, many victims receive medical treatment at nearby hospitals, such as Kindred Hospital Chattanooga – located at 709 Walnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 – or Parkridge East Hospital – located at 941 Spring Creek Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412. Trucking collisions can occur due to a number of reasons, but a leading cause of collisions is negligence, which can take many forms, such as driving while fatigued, speeding, driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, distracted driving, and more. When trying to establish negligence, identify applicable legal theories for a collision, and maximize one’s recovery, among other things, it pays to have a skilled truck accident lawyer in the Chattanooga area on your side.
While you are riding with your co-worker as he drives his commercial truck down McCallie Avenue, for example, near the Chattanooga Zoo located at 301 North Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404, you notice that he appears to be falling asleep at the wheel and not aware that he is now swerving. Before you can wake him up, the truck has run over the back of the vehicle in front of both of you, resulting in an override accident. A workers’ compensation claim would be your likely avenue to recovering medical and wage benefits in this context.
At the time of the accident, what if the injured passenger in the truck was not working for the trucking company and the truck driver was responsible for the collision? If that is the case, then the injured passenger may be able to bring a claim of negligence against the truck driver. When the fault of the accident lies with the driver of another vehicle, however, a negligence claim against the third party driver may be brought by the injured passenger. The situation surrounding the collision as well as the manner in which it occurred both affect the types of damages an injured truck passenger can recover for his or her injuries and losses, as third party claims can include pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.NST Attorneys Can Fight for Your Rightful Compensation
When truck passengers are injured in collisions and unsure of what to do or how to obtain compensation for their injuries and losses, they should get in touch with the personal injury lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Our truck wreck lawyers assist people injured in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, Caruthersville, and throughout other communities in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free appointment. For people seeking a truck collision attorney after an accident in Chattanooga, NST is the way to go.