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Where to seek support following Tennessee trucking accidents

The obvious weight disparity between tractor-trailers and average size automobiles makes it easy to understand why collisions between these types of vehicles often result in fatalities or serious injuries. Not only might physical recoveries following trucking accidents be lengthy and arduous, the undue financial toll such incidents can take on families is often challenging to overcome as well. This is one of many reasons recovering Tennessee truck accident victims often file claims against truck drivers and their employers based upon evidence of negligence.

There are several burdens of proof inherent in any personal injury claim. When filing a claim in the hope of recouping one's losses following a truck accident, each condition must be satisfied before the court will award compensation. Generally speaking, a plaintiff must show that a defendant (or defendants) owed a duty of care to the plaintiff.

The court or a jury must also be convinced that the party or parties owing a duty failed in that responsibility through negligence and that the negligence somehow caused or contributed to the injuries that were suffered. Proving this in court is often a challenging process. A key factor often lies in thorough documentation and gathering of evidence in the immediate aftermath of a particular incident.

When another motorist is negligent, those injured (or surviving family members of deceased victims) are entitled to seek recovery for monetary losses.  No compensation can replace a human life, but successful litigation often leads to court awards that can help alleviate undue financial strain associated with an accident. Experienced personal injury attorneys can help victims of Tennessee trucking accidents identify potentially liable sources and assess what types of damages may be included in a claim.

Source: Findlaw, "Truck Accident Overview", Accessed on Sept. 13, 2017

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