The American economy is dependent on commercial trucks to transport goods throughout the USA. These enormous and cumbersome vehicles share the road with other motorists and smaller vehicles that are vulnerable to the smallest mistake by a big rig driver. When an accident occurs with one of these 90,000-pound vehicles, the harm can be catastrophic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the rate of fatalities caused by commercial vehicles nationwide is one in every eight accidents. The injuries caused by a truck accident can be severe, permanent, life-altering, and expensive.
Although the trucking industry is regulated by strict federal and state laws and regulations, the financial incentive of making quick deliveries means that corners sometimes get cut. Inexperienced drivers, shell trucking companies with no assets and poor maintenance can result in accidents that can impact a family forever. Mr. Dupree can help uncover whether any laws were broken that might have contributed to the accident and increased risk to the public and your family.
An insurance company will try its hardest to lower costs and offer low settlements in order to maximize their profits. Before you consider settling for less than you deserve, contact Mr. Dupree for a free consultation. He will help you to understand your rights and work for you to be fairly compensated for your property damage, loss of income, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
If you or a family member has been injured by a truck accident, it’s important to seek legal help as soon as possible. In Tennessee, there is a one-year statute of limitations from the day of the injury. The faster legal documentation can be collected and witness statements taken, the stronger your case will be.
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