Trucking Accidents

What to Do After a Truck Accident

You’ve been in a truck accident—you or a loved one may have been injured, or you may have suffered a tragic loss. While it is understandable to want to recover and focus on your emotional well-being, there are steps you need to take to protect yourself legally.

One of the first steps you may need to take is to hire a truck accident attorney. Legal representation can be your advocate in all conversations and exchanges, including with the police, the trucking company, the company’s insurance adjuster, and your own insurance. Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge employs a team of investigators and consultants to make sure your rights are well-protected.

If you’ve been in a truck accident, call us at (615) 933-2893.

What You Need to Do

Following a truck accident, you’ll be faced with a number of parties who are all demanding your attention. First and foremost, your medical needs will need to be addressed. Before anything else, make sure your emergency needs—and the needs of your loved ones—are met. Nothing is as important as your personal safety and health in this situation, no matter what.

The steps following the truck accident are crucial, however. You must:

  1. Seek emergency attention
  2. Take photos of the crash, including the truck
  3. Write down all details as soon as you can
  4. File a police report on the scene if possible
  5. Do not speak with any insurance adjusters
  6. Do not speak with the trucking company
  7. Continue seeking treatment in the weeks following the crash
  8. Hire an attorney as soon as possible

The sooner you have a legal advocate, the more likely your claim will end in your favor. What is important is that you do not speak with opposing insurance adjusters or trucking companies. They may attempt to settle with you quickly and cheaply because they know that a full claim would be costly. Do not fall for it—let our attorneys handle the situation for you.

Why Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge Is the Right Choice

Our award-winning firm includes leaders in the field of personal injury law, including members of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers®, and U.S. News’ Best Law Firms 2016 list. Our firm’s passion for representing the injured has allowed us to secure millions on their behalf in record-breaking verdicts across the state. In short, you can entrust your case to us.

Call our firm today at (615) 933-2893 to schedule your free case consultation.

Why Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge?

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

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Our dedication to our clients and our determination to seek justice have lead our firm to record-setting victories. Learn more about some of our most notable cases.

See Our Past Victories
  • $ 22 Million

    Bette Donathan was in an automobile accident. An error in her surgical preparation left her paralyzed from the waist down.

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    Cory Wade, 17, suffered multiple injuries from a car wreck. Several different doctors attempted to remove and insert his trach tube, which eventually led to his severe disability.

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    Woman went into the hospital for a tubal ligation. Several medical errors caused the patient to aspirate her own vomit and suffer a brain injury as a result of lack of oxygen.

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To schedule a detailed consultation with one of our Nashville personal injury lawyers about medical malpractice, a catastrophic accident, or wrongful death, contact our office today. Let us put our team of respected legal professionals, independent investigators, and medical experts to work on your case immediately.

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