Nashville Truck Accident Lawyers

Tennessee Truck Accident Lawyers

Nashville truck accident lawsuits can be highly complex, and often require an in-depth investigation in order to determine the cause and identify those at fault. The Tennessee truck accident lawyers in our firm have track-record of winning million dollar settlements and judgments in trucking cases in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. We stand ready to represent you and to promptly take the action necessary to gather and preserve important evidence in order to obtain a successful outcome for you.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents:

Driver fatigue (which causes 30-40% of truck accidents annually, according to the National Transportation Safety Board)
• Speeding violations
• Tampering with speed governors (devices installed to limit a vehicle’s speed)
• Oversized load or shifting loads

• Unsafe lane change
• Driver impairment due to alcohol or drugs
• Maintenance issues and equipment malfunction, such as tire blowout or brake failure

Do you have a case?

What Should You Do After a Tennessee Truck Crash?

Seek an Experienced Tennessee Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, you may be unsure of what your legal options are. An experienced Tennessee truck accident lawyer will be able to answer any specific questions you might have about your truck accident case and give you an idea of what to expect next.

Our firm offers a track-record of winning million dollar settlements and judgments in trucking cases in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama for example, on I-40, Highway 440, I-24, Highway 840, and I-65. Our Nashville commercial vehicle and truck accident lawyers can help.

Prepare an
Investigation

To ensure the best outcome possible, it is vital to take quick and efficient steps to preserve and gather evidence for your case.

Photographs of the scene should be taken immediately after the accident. Witness statements should be promptly recorded. Physical evidence (such as debris and skid marks) need to be evaluated by a qualified accident re-constructionist as soon as possible.

Understand Truck
Accident Law

Truckers are required to abide by numerous federal and state regulations. These regulations are extensive, complicated, and can be confusing, but it is vital to understand how violations of these regulations could have contributed to your accident. A qualified Tennessee truck accident attorney can help guide you through these complex areas of law.

The federal regulations imposed on truck drivers can be found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. An experienced Tennessee truck accident attorney can explain these regulations and how they may apply to your case.

Sources

Share the Road Safely

From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), dedicated to reducing motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks.

Insurance Information Institute
Includes information on vehicle safety, insurance and more.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Contains information about safety programs, regulations and facts related to the prevention of commercial truck and bus accidents, injuries and fatalities.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
Features vehicle ratings, safety facts and publications.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Provides crash statistics and articles about traffic accidents and vehicle safety.

 

 

Over $500 Million
Recovered Since 1993

We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You

We are known for getting life-changing results and fighting to make our communities safer.

Why Choose Us As Your Tennessee Truck Accident Attorney

With us on your side, you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery.

Decades Of Experience

Decades Of Experience

Our Nashville attorneys have over 75 years of combined practice handling cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, medical device lawsuits, wrongful death, and much more.

Excellent Reputation

Excellent Reputation

DRS Law is a well-respected law firm in Nashville and throughout the U.S. Founder, David Randolph Smith, has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee in all fields of practice, and is included in the Best Lawyers in America guidebook.

Small Case Volume

Small Case Volume

Unlike many Nashville firms or lawyers that handle a large volume of cases, we concentrate our expertise on a select few cases. With this, our attorneys ensure that every step is taken to obtain the most favorable outcomes for our clients.

We Prepare For Trial

We Prepare For Trial

Every case is meticulously prepared for trial by our trial team and support staff in order to maximize the recovery for our client, whether by settlement or trial verdict. Our proven track record of success has resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements and judgments in a wide variety of individual and group cases.

What to Expect

Our Legal Services Are Completely Personalized To You And Your Unique Needs

01  Free Consultation

Our top-rated Tennessee personal injury lawyers provide free, no-pressure case evaluations. We will help you determine if you have a case and will answer all your questions in plain English. We never charge any fees until we win your case.

02  Personalized Service

If we take your case, it’s because we believe we can help you. We will get to work outlining a strategic plan of action. We want you to feel taken care of during this difficult time — whatever questions you have, we’re here with answers. Frequent check-ins ensure you are comfortable with the progress of your case.

03  You Get Paid

We are passionate about the success of your case and will give it the close attention and focus it deserves. We find solutions that other lawyers miss, discovering key facts that help you win. We call upon our gifts in storytelling to argue your case with passion and conviction so you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

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    The Nashville personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of David Randolph Smith & Associates serves clients throughout Tennessee in communities such as Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Johnson City, Franklin, Hendersonville, Bartlett, Cleveland, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Lebanon, Brentwood, Springfield, Dickson, Davidson County, Shelby County, Knox County, Hamilton County, Rutherford County, Williamson County, Robertson County, Cheatham County, Maury County and Montgomery County. We also serve clients in Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Illinois. AL, KY, IN, MS, IL.

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