Murfreesboro Truck Accident Law Firm
We help your family financially recover from a serious accident with an 18-wheeler
Truck accidents can be among the most dangers types of auto accidents. Given the huge size of semis, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other types of trucks, as well as the high speeds these vehicles travel on highways, the potential for a devastating accident can be very high.
Trucking helps keep our country’s economy running, and most truck drivers are cautious and responsible drivers, however when accidents happen, your family needs the help of experienced Tennessee truck accident attorneys like our team at Kidwell, South, Beasley & Haley.
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Trucking accidents can present unique legal challenges, as liability may rest with the trucking company, rather than the individual driver as is often the case in auto accidents. Our team of lawyers in Murfreesboro will take the time to hear the details of your situation and plan a strategy for dealing with the trucking company, insurance companies, and individual drivers as needed. We can help you deal with potential difficulties such as:
- Undervalued claims from insurance companies
- Drawn out or stalled legal proceedings
- Attempts to force settlements for too little money
You may be able to receive compensation for past and future lost wages, medical expenses, loss of property, and physical and emotional pain and distress, so it is important that you receive your just compensation under the law, not just what the insurance or trucking company deems fair.
Truck driver responsibilities under the Federal Motor Safety Regulations
The United States Department of Transportation has a set of rules called the Federal Motor Safety Regulations governing commercial driving with which trucking companies and truck drivers are required to comply. These rules include provisions for items such as:
- Consecutive hours a driver can be on the road
- Rest drivers are required to take
- Health and sobriety of drivers
- Maintenance of vehicles
- Driver qualifications and certifications
- Special regulations for transportation of passengers, hazardous materials and other special items
In addition to these regulations, each state has specific laws regarding trucking that companies must follow. Some unscrupulous companies or drivers may try to cut corners and skirt these regulations in order to maximize their profits. These dangerous practices can hurt your family and cause catastrophic injuries. If you have been affected by a truck accident, we can help you hold those responsible financially accountable.
Murfreesboro Truck Accident Lawyers: 615-893-1331
When your family has been affected by a truck accident, the consequences can feel overwhelming. You deserve compensation, and you deserve high quality representation to ensure you receive a fair deal from the trucking and insurance companies. Kidwell, South, Beasley & Haley has been helping the people of Middle Tennessee get their just compensation for more than 40 years and can help you too. Contact us for a free consultation.