Causes of Truck Accidents

Nashville Attorneys Determining Liability for Your Injuries

If you have been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you have the right to take action and seek justice for your damages. Unfortunately, it is not always clear where to turn for the support that you need. When it comes to truck accidents, there are a number of different parties who you may be able to seek compensation from, and determining who to sue may require extensive investigation. At Bill Easterly & Associates, we can help you understand your legal options.

Our truck accident lawyers have been representing clients in personal injury claims throughout Nashville for more than 15 years. Throughout this time, we have helped countless individuals recover millions of dollars for their injuries. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources that you need to feel confident that you have the best chance at maximum compensation.

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

In order to determine liable parties in a personal injury lawsuit, it is first essential to examine the cause of your accident. Our team of legal professionals can conduct thorough and efficient investigations into the scenarios of your case to establish the reason behind the truck accident that resulted in your injury. We will examine police reports and witness testimony in order to compile the evidence that your case needs.

The most common causes of truck accidents are as follows:

Driver Error
  • Fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving Under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
Company Mismanagement
  • Inadequate training
  • Failure to address safety concerns
  • Unrealistic schedules
  • Pay system that rewards speed
Maintenance Failures
  • Brake failure
  • Tire blowouts
  • Loading errors
  • Steering defects
  • Trailer attachment failure
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Motor and transmission failures

Depending on the circumstances of your truck accident, different parties may be held accountable. If the accident was merely a result of a mistake or error on the part of the truck driver, he or she will likely be liable. However, you may also seek compensation from the trucking company if its management and training of their drivers is found to be inadequate. Furthermore, if an injury is the result of equipment failure, you potentially have a claim against the truck’s manufacturer.

We Offer Contingency Fees

At Bill Easterly & Associates, we are passionate about fighting for individuals who have suffered at the hands of others. We believe that everyone deserves compassionate and effective legal counsel. Thus, we operate solely on contingency fees, which means that you will not pay us a dime unless we recover on your behalf. Thus, you can trust that we will do everything in our power to ensure that you are receiving the financial support that you need.

We understand that injuries caused by accidents with 18-wheelers can be devastating and can destroy your family’s finances. We have made it our mission to help clients like you thoroughly analyze their truck accidents so that they could seek the financial support they need to face their injuries. In an effort to ensure that all potential clients can access the legal counsel they need, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will only pay us if we recover for you.

Call our firm today to learn how we can help you seek compensation!