When you are involved in an accident with a large truck, serious injury is almost unavoidable. Trucks can outweigh passenger vehicles as much as 30x over, and this weight difference, even low speeds, is often catastrophic to the occupants of passenger cars and trucks.
Truck accidents are more likely to be fatal for those in smaller vehicles. The NHTSA reports that only 17% of fatal truck accident victims are drivers or occupants of these larger vehicles. This means most victims of these accidents are the occupants of passenger vehicles. This same group also suffers more serious injury in truck crashes, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other injuries with life-altering consequences.
Getting Fair Compensation is Not Easy
Following injury in a truck accident, insurance companies for all potentially involved parties will get to work. This may include insurance companies working on behalf of the trucker, the truck company, even mechanics and parts suppliers may be involved. Each of these companies will try to get you to settle your claim. They know that if you settle, you cannot take further legal action.
Before you accept an offer from insurance, talk to Chattanooga truck accident attorney Herbert Thornbury. Mr. Thornbury will provide a complimentary case evaluation to help you understand what options you may have and provide you with honest information about the best way to move forward with your truck accident claim.
WIthout a truck accident lawyer, you are left at the mercy of truck companies and insurance adjusters who are concerned with their bottom line, not your recovery. With legal assistance, you are protected against the tactics these powerful interests use to coerce victims of injury into accepting less than they are due.
It is not easy to get fair compensation, but it is possible. Discuss your truck accident claim with Mr. Thornbury to learn what your case may truly be worth.
Time is of the Essence
In Tennessee, you only have one year from the date of an accident to file a personal injury claim. There are certain exceptions to this rule, but a 120 day (about four months) extension is all that will be awarded even in exceptional cases.
When you are injured, waiting is never a good idea. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to investigate all possible causes of your accident. If you wait too long to take legal action, you waive your right to take that action, which may result in a smaller settlement or no settlement at all.
Attorney Thornbury understands how frightening and confusing it can be to have been injured in a large truck accident. He is here to help you through this process, personally handling every aspect of your severe injury claim, and fighting tirelessly for the total compensation you are due.
To learn more about your right to file a truck accident claim in Tennessee, call 423-752-0544 for a complimentary consultation and case evaluation. An experienced truck accident attorney, Mr. Thornbury serves victims of serious injury living in Chattanooga and all surrounding areas.