Nashville Truck Crash Injuries
While driving in Davidson County, you have probably seen your fair share of large trucks, such as commercial trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, tanker trucks, and delivery trucks. You probably are also somewhat cautious when you drive alongside these massive vehicles – and rightfully so. Even the safest drivers, however, can become involved with a commercial truck and sustain critical truck crash injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a truck crash in or around Nashville, you should contact one of the Nashville truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today. With over 30 skilled attorneys and more than 120 dedicated staff members, we are the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee. Our firm may be able to assist you in recovering damages for your losses and injuries as we have for our clients for over 30 years.Recovering Damages for Truck Crash Injuries
In regards to your injuries and losses deriving from the collision, nature and severity play a big role in determining damages. For monetary losses, such as lost wages and medical bills, you may be awarded economic damages. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, can be awarded for intangible losses, such as loss of consortium, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement. Damages typically depend on the nature and extent of injuries. Common injuries include neck and back injuries, including cervical, lumbar, and thoracic sprains or strains. More significant neck and back injuries include herniated and bulging discs. It is also not uncommon for a car wreck victim in Nashville to suffer broken bones or head injuries, like a concussion, if he or she is thrown around the vehicle after impact.
After suffering injuries in a trucking collision in Nashville, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and losses if you can establish the truck driver’s negligence. In order to establish negligence, you must show that your injuries were caused by the truck driver breaching a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you, such as not giving sufficient stopping distance and jackknifing as a result. To help you substantiate your claim, you should consider hiring an attorney in the Nashville area with experience in trucking litigation. In addition to helping you validate your claim, a lawyer can also defend you against potential allegations of comparative negligence and assert your rights.
Many trucking collisions occur due to the negligence of truck drivers. For example, let us say that you are driving on I-65 and heading for the Bridgestone Arena, located at 501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Not far behind you is a delivery truck. As you are driving, you see signs alerting you that ahead of you on I-65 is a road construction zone, so you decelerate as you get closer. The delivery truck driver behind you is unaware that you are slowing down because he is distracted by his cell phone, which ultimately results in him rear-ending your vehicle when you enter the road construction zone and causing you to sustain serious injuries.Contact an NST Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case
Trucking collisions can leave victims with serious truck crash injuries that can permanently alter their lives forever. The personal injury law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is dedicated to fighting on behalf of truck crash victims and asserting their rights to the fullest extent. We advocate for trucking accident victims throughout Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Arkansas, including in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. 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 trucking collision attorney. Allow us to show you why NST is the way to go.