Proper investigation necessary after truck accident

It's common for a driver to feel a little nervous passing a large commercial truck. Maybe while driving down Interstate 75 -- in your modest-sized vehicle -- you get a little nervous driving next to a huge commercial truck, one that weights tens of thousands of pounds. If so, know that you are not alone.

Putting just the sheer size of a truck aside, most everyone has also heard about a particularly deadly accident involving a truck. Whether right here in the Cleveland area, or farther away in other parts of Tennessee, most people have heard a news story involving a large truck. This is not surprising, considering the fact that there are thousands of truck accidents each year.

The thing with these truck accidents though, is that it's not uncommon for the driver of the non-commercial vehicle to end up killed or with serious injuries. When this happens, the family or the person injured is left wondering what their next move should be. What are my rights? Can the truck driver be held responsible? What should I do next? -- These are all just some of the many questions people have after a truck accident.

At Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter, we hear many of the same questions and concerns time and time again. And while we certainly cannot reverse time and take back what has already happened, we can help you move forward after a crash.

At our law firm, we represent drivers and passengers hurt in truck accidents. We fully investigate what happened to cause the crash and work to hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable for their actions. We will look into all avenues of neglect, including driver fatigue, alcohol or drug use, improper loading and issues tied to a lack of training or supervision. 

While many cases end up being settled, know that we do prepare each case as if it were to go to trial. For the person injured -- or the family of someone killed -- the important thing to remember is that you do have rights and that you do not need to go through the process alone. Visit our website to learn more about our approach to truck accidents.

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