Wide Turn Truck Accidents
An experienced Nashville attorney who can help
The weight and length of tractor-trailers make them difficult to drive - even routine maneuvers can be dangerous. That’s why many truck accidents happen when a big rig is making a turn.
Wide turn truck accidents can lead to lifelong injuries. If you were the victim of such an accident, it is important that you get a settlement that is large enough to cover your immediate and future medical and disability needs. The legal team at The Law Office of Eric Beasley has worked with hundreds of truck accident victims in Nashville and across Tenness to make sure they were fully compensated for their injuries. We can help you, too.
Common injuries that result from truck accidents include:
- Back and neck pain
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Decreased brain function
- Soft tissue bruising
- Internal bleeding
Our law firm gets results
After an accident, you may notice a lot of pressure on you and your loved ones to accept a lowball settlement. Don’t believe the insurance companies when they tell you a small settlement is all they can afford or all you are due. Insurance companies make billions of dollars in profits each year by rejecting claims and whittling down payouts to as little as they can get away with. Our law firm will take on the insurance companies for you.
Attorney Eric Beasley has more than 20 years of experience investigating accidents, building strong cases, and negotiating with insurance companies on behalf of Tennessee accident victims. He cannot be fooled by insurance company tactics and is aggressive in getting you the compensation you deserve from all the parties involved in a truck accident.
People and businesses that may be responsible for a wide turn truck accident include the:
- Driver’s employer
- Truck parts manufacturers
- Cargo owner
- Truck loaders
What is a wide turn truck accident?
Wide turn crashes, sometimes known as right squeeze accidents, happen when a trucker misjudges the road angle, as well as nearby traffic.
The way 18-wheelers are designed, the vehicles need two lanes of traffic to make a hard right turn. There is a safe way of doing this. The U.S. and Tennessee have specific commercial driver license (CDL) turning rules truck drivers must follow. Truckers are also trained in how to properly perform turns.
Still, driver errors happen. Wide turn accidents take place when a turning trucker steers the tractor into a third lane, which in many cases is on-coming traffic. Wide turn truck accidents often involve head-on collisions and front-end accidents.
Who can file a claim or sue for a wide turn accident?
When a truck driver attempting a wide turn causes an accident, anyone injured in the accident can seek damages by filing a claim or a civil lawsuit that asserts someone else’s negligence led to the crash.
In order to prove your case, you must show that the trucker or other responsible person owed you a duty to act with reasonable care and that they didn’t fulfill that duty. You must also prove that the accident occurred because of the responsible person or the business’s negligence. An experienced attorney can figure out who is responsible for your injuries and the best way to go after them for a payout. Lastly, you must show that you sustained measurable damages as a result of the accident.
We take on the insurance companies
Victims of wide-turn truck accidents should be compensated by the at-fault party for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering, among other damages. We fight to make that happen.
If you or a loved one were recently in a wide-turn truck accident you probably have many questions about your legal options and what to do next. We’re committed to helping the injured. Attorney Beasley has a passion for helping the people of Tennessee - where he was born and raised - get justice for their injuries. Our firm offers a free consultation to accident victims, and we take clients on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until we win. Contact us to schedule your free consultation.