The nation needs semi-trucks to move the our goods around the country. Unfortunately, there is a safety price attached to this need. While semi-trucks are getting larger, they share the same road with cars that are becoming smaller each year. When a large truck causes an accident with a car, it is most often the car and its passengers that suffer the most.
Each year in America, there are approximately 500,000 semi-truck accidents with approximately 5,000 fatalities in these accidents. In fact, about one out of eight fatal accidents on the road are caused by a large truck collisions. Typically, semi drivers escape these accidents unharmed. Auto passengers are usually not so fortunate.
Because of the potential danger there are specific federal safety rules, laws, and procedures for trucking companies and drivers. Both Federal and Tennessee laws regulate semi-truck inspections, maintenance and repairs. Proof of this service requires specific records to be kept. These records in the hands of experienced lawyers such as the ones at The Higgins Firm can be valuable evidence in establishing the cause of an accident and the condition of the semi-truck involved.
Often large trucking corporations push their drivers to go beyond what is legally safe driving time so they can deliver more products and make more money. In other words, they simply put delivery of goods ahead of the public's safety. Do not be a victim of the trucking industry's greed.
The Higgins Firm can level the playing field by providing Tennessee semi-truck collisions victims with information regarding the legal and practical aspects of Tennessee serious personal injury lawsuits. The firms founding member, Jim Higgins, has substantial experience with trucking accidents and commercial vehicle collisions in Nashville and throughout Tennessee. You can trust The Higgins Firm to provide you with the professional service you or our loved ones need to get the results to which you are entitled.
The Higgins Law Firm will use all of its resources to help you recover compensation all medical, lost wages, pain and suffering. All legal fees are deducted from the semi truck accident case at the conclusion of the matter, so you will not pay a fee unless the case is successful. If you or a loved one have been injured in a Tennessee truck accident please feel free to contact our firm to discuss your legal options.
In addition to our own legal experience in this area, The Higgins Firm has also developed relationships with some of the leading experts in the country. These experts include professionals in the trucking industry who can spot driver log violations, fraudulent record keeping and poor maintenance of semi-trucks. We also have medical experts who can explain to a jury the impact of serious injuries and vocational disability experts who can discuss the impact of an injury on a persons ability to earn a living. These are just a few of the experts that we have used to maximize our client's recovery.
The Higgins Firm has a proven track record in handling these complicated and expensive cases. If you have been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or big rig, call James Higgins at 1.800.705.2121 to protect your legal rights! No matter what how serious the case, we can help. Contact us online for a free consultation.
We how offices in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga Tennessee. We also have lawyers licensed in Kentucky, Georgia, Texas and Illinois.