Maryville personal injury attorney Mark C. Hartsoe represents clients who have sustained traumatic injuries in crashes involving tractor-trailer trucks in Blount County and elsewhere in Tennessee. He also represents families who lost loved ones as a result of tractor-trailer accidents; in one such case, Mr. Hartsoe obtained a $1.1 million dollar judgment against a drunk driver in a wrongful death case in Blount County. Mr. Hartsoe has represented a number of injured people who had been involved in car and truck wrecks on Alcoa Highway and the Pellissippi Parkway.
Because of the size difference of the vehicles involved, when tractor trailers collide with automobiles or motorcycles, the car occupants or the motorcycle riders may suffer severe injuries. If a tractor-trailer accident is caused by negligence, the injured people may seek compensation for their medical bills, their pain and suffering, their lost wages, any disfigurement or other long-term physical consequences of their injuries, the cost of any future medical care required as a result of their injuries, and more. In cases that involve outrageous conduct (such as some drunk driving cases), the victims may also request punitive damages—an additional sum intended to function as a fine, to punish and deter similar conduct.
In general, a plaintiff (in other words the person bringing suit) in a tractor trailer truck accident case has to show that someone else breached a duty of care to the plaintiff, that the plaintiff was injured, and that the breach or violation of the duty of care was the cause of the injuries. The breach in the duty of care is considered negligence. In accidents involving tractor trailers, the determination of negligence involves the consideration of a variety of federal and Tennessee laws and regulations intended to promote tractor trailer truck safety.
In Tennessee, a defendant will not have to pay compensation if the injured party is determined to have been more than 50% at fault in causing the accident. Thus, a thorough investigation of each tractor trailer truck accident is the key to the ultimate resolution of the case.
From its offices in Blount County as well as in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Hartsoe Law Firm represents individuals and families who have been harmed as a result of tractor trailer truck accidents. We fight to ensure that our injured clients receive and will receive appropriate medical care, that all their medical bills will be paid, and that any wages lost as a result of their injuries will be covered by the compensation that they ultimately receive from the party who was at fault in causing the accident.
Mr. Hartsoe is ready to meet with prospective clients whenever and wherever it would be most convenient for them, including during evenings as well as weekends, in their hospital room or in their home—or in his office in a Blount County farmhouse.
To discuss a claim related to a tractor trailer truck accident, please contact Maryville personal injury attorney Mark C. Hartsoe today by calling (865) 524-5657, or filling out and submitting our online “Contact Us” form.
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