smyrna tennessee road sign with american flag hanging from itLocated less than 30 minutes from Nashville and home to more than 50,000 residents, Smyrna, Tennessee, is a charming bedroom community that U.S. News and World Report once named one of the best cities in which to retire. Unfortunately, as part of the Nashville Metropolitan Area, Smyrna gets more than its fair share of traffic, including serious injury and even fatal accidents. When those crashes involve large commercial trucks or buses, the injuries and damages sustained can be catastrophic and life-changing.

If you or your loved ones were hurt in a Smyrna truck accident caused by another person or company's negligence or carelessness, you might be entitled to significant compensation. However, you can expect considerable pushback from the at-fault party, their insurer, and defense team—and there's far too much at stake to go it alone. Let Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers' accomplished and insightful truck crash attorneys handle your insurance claim or lawsuit from start to finish. Here's what you should know about Tennessee truck accident cases and how our experienced lawyers, Joe Weir and Tony Kestner, can help you maximize the value of your claim and fight for the recovery you deserve.

Seasoned Legal Representation for Smyrna Truck Accident Victims

Truck accident cases aren't typical personal injury or car crash claims. These cases tend to involve:

  • More serious injuries and damages. Fully loaded semi-trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When these mammoth commercial vehicles collide with cars or SUVs, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic and require costly ongoing care. Keeping track of and valuing your truck accident losses can be tedious and time-consuming. Our skilled legal team can help.
  • A larger pool of potentially liable parties. Depending on the cause of the truck crash, the person or persons responsible can vary. It can be difficult—and stressful—for accident victims to try to determine who to name as the defendant in their lawsuit. Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to identify the appropriate party.
  • More evidence. Just as truck accident cases involve more potentially liable parties, they also involve more evidence. Hiring, training, and driving records for the truck driver; information about who owns the truck; and when it was last inspected and serviced, and by whom can be valuable to your case. While this information isn't easily accessed by accident victims, our lawyers can send spoliation letters to the relevant parties, informing them of their obligation to preserve evidence.
  • The potential for sizable settlements or financial awards. The severity and extent of the injuries and damages in truck crash cases can translate to significant recoveries. Insurance companies and defense attorneys will fight to pay you as little as possible—and may even use unfair tricks to try to get you to damage your own claim. Our lawyers will advocate for your best interests and serve as a buffer between you and the at-fault party's insurer and defense team.

Weir & Kestner isn't your typical personal injury law firm. Before becoming plaintiffs' attorneys, we represented insurance companies in litigation and gained valuable insight into how they assess, value, and handle truck accident claims. Now, we help clients throughout the Volunteer State get the recovery and justice they're owed. We may be able to do the same for you. Depending on the facts and evidence, you could collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning potential, property damage, pain and suffering, and much more.

Talk to Us About Your Tennessee Truck Crash Case

After a Smyrna truck accident, understanding your legal rights and options is absolutely essential. Sadly, many accident victims delay contacting an attorney due to concerns about the expense. Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we win your case. Ready to find out what we can do for you? Complete the contact form or call us at 615-220-4180 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.