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18-Wheeler Truck Accidents

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When an 80,000-pound, fully loaded semi-truck slams into a 4,000-pound car on a Nashville highway, the results can be devastating and life-altering – sometimes life-ending. The impact is powerful and the people who suffer the most in truck accidents are usually the ones travelling in passenger vehicles.

At The Law Offices of Eric Beasley, we stop the insurance companies cold. We've seen the way they try to manipulate and take advantage of accident victims in pain. We believe it is unjust and unfair. Our firm removes the hurdles and barriers the insurance companies set up to keep you from getting the compensation you need and deserve to get your life back on track.

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    Truck accidents are among the more complicated accidents to investigate because of how many parties may be liable. It may not be just the driver that is to blame for a wreck. Others who may be responsible for your injuries include the trucker’s employer, truck owner, cargo loaders, cargo owners, maintenance operators and truck parts manufacturers.

    What causes truck accidents?

    Anyone can cause a traffic accident with risky driving behavior like speeding, distracted or aggressive driving, or getting behind the wheel fatigued, but truckers have a lot more room for things to go wrong.

    There are many causes of tractor-trailer accidents, including:

    • Overweight/overloaded truck
    • Making an illegal maneuver
    • Inadequate surveillance/training
    • Speeding or otherwise traveling too fast for road conditions
    • Inattention/distracted driving
    • Following too close/tailgating
    • Misjudgment of gap or other’s speed
    • Missing a required stop, like at a crosswalk
    • External distractions

    These driving behaviors can cause rollovers, jackknife accidents, underride crashes accidents, wide turns, and other types of truck accidents.

    Common truck accident injuries include neck and back damage, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, burns, broken bones, internal bleeding and organ damage.

    If you’ve been in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you will most likely have only one chance to get your settlement or verdict right. The money needs to be enough to cover past, current, and future medical and lifestyle needs related to the accident. Your health, financial stability, job and personal enjoyment are all at risk.

    No case is too tough

    There is a lot at stake for you, and for the trucking company, as well. If you are seeking a claim, they are going to make it very tough on you to prove fault and damages.

    Any blemish on a trucking company or trucker’s record could cost them future work and their career or put them out of business. They will fight you with everything they have and say anything to shift the blame on you, the victim.

    We’re ready to help. Our firm’s more than 20-year record of success proves no case is too tough for us.

    Don’t face the truck insurance company’s team of lawyers alone. Our legal team will battle the insurance adjusters for you. We know how to build a winning truck accident case and where to find evidence other lawyers might miss.

    We’ve been helping accident victims in Nashville for decades. We believe everyone deserves access to aggressive and strong legal representation after an accident or other personal injury. That’s why our firm offers free and no-obligation case consultations. Our firm takes many cases on contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until we win.

    Learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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