Chattanooga Truck Rollover Accidents
Truck drivers in Hamilton County are supposed to drive safely and in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). When truck drivers fail to use reasonable care while driving, the failure often results in an accident. Truck rollover collisions, which account for one out of every 10 truck accidents, can easily occur when truck drivers are traveling along curves and not driving carefully. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a truck rollover accident in Hamilton County, you should contact the Chattanooga truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today to discuss your case and see how we may be able to help you. Our firm may be able to assist you in recovering compensatory damages for your losses and injuries by bringing a lawsuit against the truck driver and possibly the trucking company too, depending on the details of your case. With 30+ lawyers and 120+ support staff members, NST is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee.The Catastrophe that Can Follow a Commercial Truck Rolling Over
Let us say, for example, that you are driving along Interstate 24 in Chattanooga on your way to Ruby Falls, located at 1720 Scenic Highway, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409. It is raining heavily, so most of the vehicles on the road are driving at lower speeds. A commercial truck in the lane next to you, however, is speeding. The wet road conditions coupled with the truck driver speeding along a curve in the interstate highway leads to the truck rolling over and colliding with your vehicle as well as two other cars.
You sustain head trauma, a broken arm, and cuts from shattered glass due to the truck rollover accident and are immediately taken to Kindred Hospital-Chattanooga, located at 709 Walnut Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402. Over the next several months, you attend physical therapy sessions and undergo surgery. This type of example is common for victims of truck rollover collisions, and at the end of their recovery, many of them are left with debt in the form of medical bills. After a collision, you should hire a truck accident lawyer in the Chattanooga area to assert your rights to the fullest extent and fight for the compensatory damages that you need and deserve.
Compensatory damages can be recovered by establishing the negligence of the truck driver. To do that, you must show that the truck driver owed you a duty of reasonable care, breached it, and caused you to suffer injuries as a result. Once liability has been proven, the focus can shift to damages. Your injuries and losses affect the damages you can be awarded. For example, monetary losses, including lost wages and medical bills, can be compensated for via economic damages, but not non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are awarded solely for intangible losses deriving from the collision, such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium.NST Attorneys May Be Able to Help You Recover Fair Compensation
After a truck rollover accident, it is imperative that you have experienced legal representation to fight the large trucking company on your behalf in order to recover economic and non-economic damages for your injuries and losses. The personal injury attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz assist trucking collision victims 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 set up a free consultation with a truck crash lawyer. Let us show you why NST is the way to go.