9% of fatalities that occur due to accidents are caused by truck accidents in Tennessee. Truck accidents almost always result in very serious injuries or the death of at least one person involved in the accident, they also normally involve more then two vehicles.
After a truck accident occurs it becomes vital to determine exactly what the cause of the accident was in order to hold the correct party liable. In smaller accidents where the damages are not as much, most drivers will not be very concerned with who caused the collision and will be able to handle the damages on their own or through their insurance carrier. However, when the collision is massive and the consequences are dire for those involved, holding the right person accountable becomes imperative.
Since there are so many varying parties involved in most truck accidents, hiring a truck accident attorney to take care of the legalities and to conduct a though investigation is the safest route to pursue in order to ensure proper compensation is received. If there was more then one truck involved in the collision, then there will be more need for a thorough investigation.
In most cases it is nearly impossible for a person to try and collect evidence and get the required necessary documents without professional assistance. A lot of the necessary documents are private and not easily accessible to the public at all. This can make it even more difficult to prove who was at fault.
Since trucking companies have the most chances of losing out after a collision, they generally already have an expert plan put in place to prevent them from being held liable for the accident. An attorney can use the law to coerce them into paying the required amount to the drivers who suffered in the accident. If an investigation is not conducted by an attorney, then the chances of winning the case in court and being able to collect the right evidence are low.
After a thorough investigation is completed, a person can expect to have proper photographs, witness statements, evidence of debris and skid marks, medical reports, truck driver logbook records, accident reconstruction reports, and possible video/audio recordings that may be collected from neighboring traffic and security cameras.
The more evidence a person can gather to prove the accident was not their fault, the more chances they can hold the truck driver or trucking company to account for the pain and loss they experienced due to the collision. If a person lost a loved one or suffered permanent and life-changing injuries due to the collision they are entitled to demand more compensation to help them cope with their losses. Calling a truck accident attorney to help conduct a proper investigation into the accident is the best way to ensure the correct party is held liable for their negligence.