Underride Truck Accident Attorney in Nashville
Were You Seriously Injured in a Truck Accident?
Thousands of people are killed in truck accidents every year, and tens of thousands more are injured. While truck accidents are classified in a number of different ways depending on the circumstances of the incident, underride accidents are among the most dangerous – according to research compiled by the National Automotive Sampling System and the Fatality Analysis Report System, these types of crashes account for approximately 20 percent of fatal truck crashes.
Our Nashville truck accident lawyers at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge have provided hundreds of injured victims with the experienced and passionate legal representation they required in their time of need, and through our efforts have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Contact us today if you were seriously injured in a truck accident to begin planning out the steps you need to take to move on to the next phase of your life.
How Do Underride Accidents Happen?
The federal agencies in charge of trucking regulations began requiring safety equipment, called rear-guards, intended to decrease the frequency of underride accidents, but these required rear-guards aren’t always enough to prevent a fatal crash. According to a recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the connection between the truck and these safety devices isn’t strong enough to handle even a collision at low speeds and offers little to no protection in high-velocity impacts.
These types of accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Defective equipment
- Intoxicated drivers
- Road hazards like potholes, debris, etc.
- Drowsy drivers
- Inexperienced drivers
- Mechanical failure
- Dangerous conditions caused by bad weather
Injuries caused in truck accidents often result in massive rehabilitation costs and medical bills, and if your injuries were caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent actions then you deserve the chance to fight to hold them responsible in court.
Hire The Experienced Legal Representation You Need
At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our Nashville truck accident attorneys have spent decades fighting to defend the rights of injured victims in order to help them secure the compensation they need to cover any medical bills and damages they may have incurred. If you were seriously injured in a truck crash, send us the details of your case through our online form today or call us at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your situation.
Call our firm at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your situation with one of our Nashville truck accident attorneys.
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