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Car Wrecks, Auto Accidents and Motor Vehicle Collisions continue to cause severe injury and death, despite widespread use of seat belts, availability of air bags, anti-lock brakes and other automotive safety features.
Accidental injury or death can have devastating physical, emotional and financial consequences for the victim and his or her family. You can obtain financial compensation for bodily injury, impairment, disability, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of earnings, and disruption of your life, if the accident was not your fault.
Excessive speed and intoxicated drivers are the cause of many wrecks, but fatigue, distraction and inattentiveness take a toll as well. If you are injured in a motor vehicle wreck, and someone else was at fault, we can help. And, in any case of catastrophic injury or death all aspects of the incident will require thorough investigation, and consideration of all possible causes including defects in the highway, poor road design, vehicle defects, product recalls, and failure of safety devices.
All possible defendants must be investigated and identified. Accident reconstruction and other experts may need to be retained. Various layers of insurance coverage may be available and must be explored, including liability, uninsured or underinsured motorist, as well as umbrella or excess coverage. If you have been in an accident, and it was not your fault, get an experienced trial attorney to fight for you. At The Hamilton Firm consultations are free and no fee is charged unless a settlement or recovery is obtained.
Bisected by the Tennessee River, bordering Georgia and Alabama, at the junction of three interstate highways, including the heavily traveled I-75 corridor, Chattanooga, Tennessee is both a historic railroad town and a modern transportation hub. I-24 begins in Chattanooga running northwest toward Nashville, TN. I-59 also begins just outside Chattanooga and runs south toward Birmingham, AL. To the south, toward Atlanta along I-75, lies Dalton, GA a world center for the carpet and flooring industry. Chattanooga’s diversified economy includes the Volkswagen North American assembly plant, as well as insurance giants Blue Cross Blue Shield and Unum. Chattanooga is also a major tourist destination attracting millions of visitors each year. As a result, The Hamilton Firm LLC focus much of its work on representation of persons injured in trucking and transportation related cases as well as serious workplace injury cases.
Chattanooga is the headquarters for two of the nation’s major trucking companies, U.S. Xpress and Covenant Transport. And as crossroads city, Chattanooga ranks first in the nation among all metropolitan cities for the volume of freight moving through the city by truck (according to a recent freight study by Cambridge Systematics and reported in the Chattanooga Times Free Press). Problem areas include the interchanges as well as the entire section of I-24 from I-59 to I-75, and I-75 north to Cleveland, TN. Tractor trailers, while essential to a thriving economy, also present great risks to the traveling public if not operated safely by well trained professional drivers with well maintained equipment.
Chattanooga is also a rail hub for Norfolk Southern and CSX railroads. Travel, transport and commerce by water, rail and road are essential to our lives and economy, but all the economic activity also brings traffic and congestion, which can lead to more wrecks, accidents and injuries. This can be a volatile mix when combined with the high freight volume on tractor trailers traveling through or originating in the area.