The Hamilton Firm, Truck Accident Attorneys, Personal Injury Lawyers
Truck Wrecks: Contact A Truck Accident Lawyer
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Hiring A Trucking Attorney
Anyone who is the victim of any type of auto accident needs the prompt response of an experienced personal injury lawyer. But if you or a loved one has been injured in a collision involving a tractor trailer or another large commercial vehicle the stakes can be that much higher. You need to hire a truck accident lawyer with experience in taking on the trucking companies and their insurers.
For one thing, given the size of the vehicle, the possibility of a more severe injury is greater. But the trucking and insurance companies defending themselves will also be very quick to minimize your injury claim or even have it dismissed.
Truck accidents also often come with the additional complications such as multiple layers of ownership, insurance coverage, and liability, which can sometimes go beyond the scope of a traditional personal injury attorney. But when you have a trucking attorney you will have someone who knows the industry they will be fighting and how to go up against them.
Beware of Solicitations From Unqualified Lawyers!
We can't stress this enough, just how important it is to be wary of and avoid solicitations from lawyers who may be unqualified or act unethically. This applies to their qualifications and the manner in which they offer their services to injury clients. In some cases, individuals my pose as "investigators" but are really soliciting on behalf of an attorney or law firm.
While accidents on the road are a matter of public record, an attorney should not be contacting you in person, over the phone, or by email unless you reached out to them first.
It is also important to be aware of any offers of a loan or advance for the outcome of your case. It is understandable that you would be tempted especially if you are out of work due to your accident.
In some cases, the interest could amount to up to one half of your settlement or award. Truck accident lawyers can often help you with other options that would be much less costly in the long run.
Truck Accident Case Investigations
If you have been injured due to an accident involving a truck or large commercial vehicle know that investigators for the trucking company and their insurers will be very quick to gather evidence and interview witnesses. Following a truck accident, the trucking company will try to use this information to fight your claim against them in any way possible to limit or deny liability or negligence on their part.
The Legal Experience of Trucking Attorneys
When you have a law firm experienced with truck accident injuries like the Hamilton Firm, we know that time is of the essence when it comes to investigating the accident on your behalf. When we take your case, your truck accident lawyer will cover every aspect of the accident investigation.
Everything from taking pictures from the scene and of the damaged vehicles to accessing any data from the vehicle logs, to interviewing witnesses and obtaining police and emergency room reports, medical records, and information on the driver.
We are aware of how quickly the trucking companies will act to fight any accident claims against them. We however are prepared to act just as quickly and have the knowledge and methods to gather and preserve evidence that is essential to your accident claim.
Bus And Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicles, which generally encompass buses, tractor-trailers, tow trucks, or actually any combination of a vehicle and accompanying trailer that totals 10,001 pounds or more in weight, given their size alone pose a greater risk to the roadways than other vehicles do. Bus and commercial vehicle accidents can not only cause greater potential injury, fighting for compensation can also be more complicated. The companies that operate these vehicles have greater insurance requirements as well. The drivers of these vehicles are supposed to be well trained and are expected to adhere to a higher standard of safety.
Personal Injury, Trucking Accident Attorneys
Experience Matters When Choosing A Truck Accident Attorney
Accidents involving trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles can not only cause greater potential injury, they can also be more complicated to navigate. Does the driver who caused the accident work directly for the company that owns the vehicles, were they leased from a different company? Who owns the insurance policy? If you or someone you care for has been injured due to a collision with a commercial vehicle, it's not enough to just find an injury attorney experienced with auto accidents.
You need a law firm that has experience taking on the trucking industry. We understand the layers of ownership and liability as well as the complexities involved in taking on these companies.
We Will Visit You at Home or at the Hospital
The truck accident attorneys at the Hamilton Firm know that a serious accident can render you or a loved one unable to travel. We will visit you personally in your home or the hospital if you are unable to come to us. And as always, beware of unsolicited visits from lawyers or so called "accident investigators". The Attorneys of the Hamilton Firm will visit you personally. We don't even send representatives or paralegals. Our attorneys want to hear your story personally.
Contact The Hamilton Firm - We Are Chattanooga Truck Accident Attorneys
As truck accident attorneys, our law firm has a proven track record of results, by both winning in court and obtaining settlements on behalf of our clients. It is our goal to make sure you receive all the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys and are always happy to answer your questions.
Not only is there no upfront cost to you if we take your case, you only pay if the the Hamilton Firm wins your case or if you receive a settlement in your favor.
Our experienced Chattanooga truck accident lawyers serve clients throughout the southeastern United States.
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.