Underride Accident Lawyer in Nashville
An attorney who helps you recover the compensation you deserve
There is another type of truck accident that can cause serious injuries. Underride accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. The lives of victims can change in an instant. When you were hurt in an accident caused by negligence, you need a truck accident attorney who knows how to get results. Call Thompson Law.
An underride accident usually happens when an 18-wheeler brakes suddenly. Or the truck brakes normally, but the brake lights are not functioning properly. A passenger car is unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Because of the difference in height and the force of impact, the car slides underneath the trailer.
People who survive these crashes may suffer serious injuries to the head, neck, or back. Recovery can take months or years. Some people never fully recover and are left with a permanent disability that requires lifelong care. Medical expenses can quickly become overwhelming. Many find it difficult to pay the bills.
Call a lawyer who holds negligent parties accountable
When your injuries were caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation. The claims process can be complicated. Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson knows the obstacles you will face when pursuing compensation and how to overcome those obstacles. He is dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable.
A truck driver’s negligence may have led to the underride accident. The driver may have been speeding, operating recklessly, distracted or driving under the influence. A trucking company may also have been negligent. For example, they may have failed to repair broken brake lights. Negligent parties typically deny any responsibility for causing the accident.
Insurance companies will resist paying you compensation. They know there’s a lot of money at stake. The truth is, they are not on your side. Their main interest is in protecting their bottom line. They want to keep their profits as high as possible. The best way for them to do that is to keep their payout as low as possible.
The insurance company may question the extent of your injuries. It may even put some of the blame for the accident on you. Attorney Thompson knows all the tactics they use to try to minimize your compensation. He used to work for insurance companies as a claims adjuster. Now he puts that knowledge to work on behalf of his clients.
Strong cases that get results
The outcome of your case depends on the facts, so that’s where attorney Thompson starts. He reviews accident reports and medical records. He gathers evidence under the control of the trucking company. He identifies and interviews witnesses. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Attorney Thompson builds a strong case that insurance companies can’t ignore. This forces them to take your claim seriously and they often agree to talk about a settlement. They would love for you to accept a lowball offer, because it helps them save money. Attorney Thompson is only interested in a settlement that meets your needs.
If you were hurt in an underride accident, it’s important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. In general, you only have one year from the date of the accident to take legal action. It can take time to build a case. And as months go by, evidence can be lost or destroyed and the memories of witnesses can fade.
Learn more about how a truck accident attorney can help. Contact attorney Thompson today to schedule a free consultation.