La Vergne Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck Accident FAQ
After a truck accident, your biggest concern is making sure you and your family are healthy and that any injuries are treated promptly. After that, it’s time to assess the financial and career impact your truck accident may have on your life—and that can often lead to many questions that you may not have the answers to.
At Matt Hardin Law, our La Vergne truck accident lawyers want truck accident victims like to be as knowledgeable and well-informed about their injuries and the legal process. Check out the information in our frequently asked questions below, and if you have any additional questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. Just dial (615) 200-1111 or fill out a free online form to get in touch with our legal team.
- Should I see a doctor after my truck accident even if I feel fine now?
Yes. Truck accidents can cause injuries that often take time to show up, including internal injuries. Seeing a doctor immediately after your accident can help rule out internal injuries and prevent any existing injuries from getting worse. In addition, seeing a doctor means you’ll have a medical report of your injuries, and that can serve as valuable evidence for your claim.
- Should I tell the insurance company if I think I was partially at-fault for the accident?
No. Because of the often chaotic nature of truck accidents, many drivers may mistakenly assume that they were partially at-fault for their accidents. However, thorough investigations of accidents often prove that the victims were completely innocent and that the entire fault of the car accident is due to the truck drivers’ negligence. In addition, admitting fault at any point after filing a claim can jeopardize your chances of receiving compensation.
- What types of expenses will I face after my truck accident?
Truck accident victims often face long roads to recovery, both financially and physically. The biggest costs that victims face are medical bills, which can add up from ambulance fees, hospital visits, surgeries, prescription medications, and physical therapy. In addition, victims often find it difficult or even impossible to go back to work, causing them to miss out on their paychecks for weeks, months, or even years. Finally, truck accidents can severely damage vehicles and cause thousands of dollars in damages.
- Who can I sue for my truck accident-related expenses?
There are multiple parties that can be considered negligent in truck accident claims. Truck drivers are responsible for operating their trucks in a safe manner by following FMCSA regulations, which include frequent breaks and rest periods, obeying traffic laws, and never driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Trucking companies can be held responsible for overloading trucks or requiring their drivers to get behind the wheel under unsafe conditions, such as driving for excessively long shifts or driving on routes where trucks aren’t allowed.
Truck owners can share liability for neglecting to maintain their trucks or make timely repairs. Trucks needs frequent maintenance and excessive lapses in repairs can cause vital components to fail while the truck is motion, putting the driver and other nearby motorists in serious danger.
- Why should I call a La Vergne truck accident lawyer?
Trying to get compensation on your own after a truck accident is often a losing battle, as trucking companies and their insurance providers are well-prepared to reduce or deny your claim for arbitrary reasons. But at Matt Hardin Law, we know Tennessee truck accident laws and we know what it takes to build claims that get our clients the results they want.