Head-On Truck Accidents
18-Wheeler Collision Lawyers in the Memphis Area
Head-on crashes are often the most violent and tragic motor vehicle accidents on the road. When an 80,000 pound big rig slams into a 4,000 pound sedan, death or life-changing injuries could occur. The devastating impact of a head-on truck accident often leaves the parties involved with thousands of dollars of medical bills and searching for answers. The Memphis truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have handled these cases for over 30 years and know the specific differences between a traditional auto accident case and one that involves a big rig. Accordingly, we have collected over $1.5 billion dollars in settlement and verdicts against defendants such as large trucking companies and their insurers. If you or a loved one has been involved in a wreck with an 18-wheeler in Memphis, call our office today for a free consultation.
Causes of Head-On Truck Accidents
These wrecks are often the result of negligence of the truck driver. The most common causes of head-on collisions are the truck driver failing to navigate a curve properly or drifting into oncoming traffic. Many of these crashes could be avoided if the driver received proper training by his employer. Trucking companies must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and ensure their drivers understand them as well. Failure to do so can result in driver fatigue, distracted driving, speeding, overweight/overloaded trucks, and failure to know how to properly operate a big rig. Because of the federal regulations involving trucking accidents, injured parties should hire a law firm that is familiar with the FMCSA regulations so that the proper measures are taken in the gathering of evidence.
If a truck hits you, you should retain legal representation well-versed in the complex FMCSA regulations as well as Tennessee law. When involved in a head-on truck accident, you may suffer catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord damage, broken bones, or other disabling conditions. A truck accident lawyer in the Memphis area can advise you regarding which damages you may be entitled to recover. One class of damages is economic damages. These would include medical bills, surgery costs, out of pocket expenses, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity if the wreck impacts your future ability to earn a living. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, cover losses like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. You may be able to recover monetary damages if the impact causes you to sustain permanent scarring or burns from the airbag deploying.
Retain a Memphis Attorney After a Head-On Truck Accident
The aftermath of a wreck with a tractor-trailer may be overwhelming. Many result in the loss of life or limbs. It is important to secure legal representation from attorneys who have experience dealing with large trucking and insurance companies. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can evaluate your case and devise a strategy to pursue the damages you are legally entitled to. Our firm has over 30 lawyers and more than 100 staff members, serving those injured in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville, as well as other communities in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney if you have been hurt in a head-on truck accident caused by a careless commercial driver. With all of our resources and experience at your disposal, NST is the way to go.