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Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury LAW

Trucking Accidents

Located in Memphis, TN

Road accidents involving trucks, tractor trailers, and 18 wheelers are dangerous and often fatal. Immediately after these accidents, your primary concern must be to seek any necessary medical attention.

Once you have alleviated any life-threatening concerns and injuries as a result of the truck driving accident, our team at Chiozza Law is prepared to assist you in retrieving the compensation you deserve from individuals that hold liability.

Common Truck Driving Accident Causes

Truck driving accidents involve an array of issues and reasonings, but most accidents tie into one of the more common root issues.

  • Tire blowout
  • Fast driving
  • Close following
  • Brake issues
  • Mechanical malfunction
  • Exhaustion problems
  • Cell phone usage
  • Right-of-way confusion

In addition, almost all truck drivers work on behalf of a company. If you are injured in a trucking accident in Memphis, odds are high that you, represented by a truck accident attorney, will go head-to-head with a truck driving business.

Common Truck Driving Laws and Regulations

The Chiozza Law Firm understands the legalities and regulations related to trucking law. We investigate all aspects of trucking law that involve the company, the driver, and additional parties involved. If any of those parties break the law, they could be held responsible.

Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL)

All commercial drivers must be licensed and have their license with them at the time of the accident.

Hours of Service

All commercial drivers must abide by federal regulations of time allowed to drive in one sitting.

Product Liability

All commercial trucks require regular maintenance and quality checks to ensure up-to-date, safe manufacturing on the road.

Max Weight

All commercial drivers must follow federal and state regulations for maximum weight allowed on a truck.

Hazardous Waste

All commercial trucks must follow safety regulations for carrying materials deemed hazardous.

Common Truck Accident Damages Recovered

Truck accident damages come in all forms and you need to be aware of each so you can recover the compensation you need after an accident in Memphis. Our truck accident lawyers are ready to guide you through your case and help you recover the following damages: 

Property Loss/Damage

Truck accidents typically result in significant damage to property, which means you need compensation to replace or repair your property. Insurance companies assist you with property loss/damage, and we work to guarantee those companies follow through on their coverage. 

Medical Expenses

If you’re hurt during a truck accident in Memphis, then we’ll assist you in recovering the money you need for medical bills, including current treatment and future treatment. Remember, you absolutely need to be evaluated following the truck accident to guarantee accurate records and documentation of injuries you sustained. Then we can file for the exact compensation you need and you won’t be left paying out-of-pocket. 

Lost Wages 

If the truck accident leaves you unable to work for a period of time, then you need to recover compensation for that amount of time you miss work. Most employers assist employees during this time, but there are times when we need to take legal action if your employer doesn’t appropriately compensate you. 

Loss of Consortium

If you’re married and the truck accident leaves you unable to care for your spouse and household, then your spouse could receive a monetary settlement to help while you’re recovering from injuries and pain and suffering.

The Chiozza Law Firm will help you find out what factors led to your trucking accident, gather evidence, and pursue reimbursement for psychological, physical and emotional damages.

Contact The Chiozza Law Firm at 901-526-9494 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced trucking accident attorney.

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