Sevier County Truck Accident Attorney

We Fight for the Rights and Interests of Truck Accident Victims in Sevier County 

At The Barnes Law Firm, our Sevier County truck accident attorneys are experienced, effective advocates for injured victims and their family members. With a record of success going up against large trucking companies and their insurers, we know how to get successful results. If you or your loved one was injured in a tractor trailer wreck, you need a skilled attorney in your corner. For a free consultation with a top-rated Tennessee truck accident lawyer, please contact our office today. 

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What to Know About Truck Accident Laws in Tennessee

As an inevitable consequence of their large size, commercial trucks pose an inherent risk on our roadways. Eighteen wheeler accidents impact every community in our region. According to the data provided by the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, there are approximately 100 large truck accidents reported in Sevier County each year. Trucking companies and truck drivers have a legal responsibility to operate vehicles in a safe manner. Profits should not take precedence over health and safety. When a negligent truck company or trucker causes an accident, they must be held liable. Here are three key things to know about truck accident laws in Tennessee: 

  • You Must Prove Fault to Establish Liability: Truck accidents are fault-based legal cases in Tennessee. To hold a truck driver or trucking company legally liable for a crash, a claimant must prove that the defendant’s negligence (failure to take proper care) contributed to the accident.   
  • Liability is Assigned Under Comparative Negligence Standard: Under Tennessee law, damages are assigned based on comparative negligence. If a defendant is found 100 percent at fault for a tractor trailer crash, they will also be liable for 100 percent of the damages. If a defendant is found 75 percent at fault for the truck accident, they will be liable for 75 percent of the damages. All truck accidents require an immediate investigation by an experienced Sevier County attorney who can help you gather the evidence you need to prove fault. 
  • The Statute of Limitations is One Year: With very limited exceptions, the statute of limitations for a truck accident in Tennessee is 365 days from the date of the crash. Do not miss your chance to bring a lawsuit. Call a Sevier County, TN truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after a wreck. 

We Will Maximize Your Financial Recovery After a Truck Accident

In Tennessee, truck accident victims can take legal action to get money damages for economic and non-economic damages related to the crash. Unfortunately, getting a truck accident injury settlement is never easy. Big companies and their insurance providers are aggressive in defending claims. They do not have your best interests in mind. At The Barnes Law Firm, our Sevier County commercial truck accident lawyers know how to hold them accountable. We can help you seek financial compensation for: 

  • Vehicle repairs or replacement; 
  • Emergency medical treatment; 
  • Other medical bills and expenses; 
  • Rehabilitative care and support;
  • Loss of current and future income; 
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Disfigurement; 
  • Long term disability; and
  • Wrongful death. 

You Can Trust Sevier County Truck Accident Lawyer John Barnes

The aftermath of a commercial truck accident is confusing, even overwhelming. John Barnes and his team of top-rated motor vehicle accident lawyers are here to help you navigate the nuances and complexities and Tennessee law. When you reach out to our firm, you will get an opportunity to work with a Sevier County truck accident attorney who can:

  • Listen to your story and explain your rights under Tennessee law;
  • Gather the evidence you need to establish liability and prove your injuries; and
  • Take all necessary legal action to get you the best outcome.  

Nothing is more important than results. You and your family need justice and the maximum financial compensation available under the law. We put time, resources, and personal attention into each and every case. With a record of reviews from satisfied clients, you can rely on our Sevier County, TN truck accident lawyers to handle your case the right way. 


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Contact Our Tennessee Truck Accident Lawyers Today

At The Barnes Law Firm, our Sevier County truck accident attorneys are committed to providing five star legal representation to clients. You deserve full financial compensation after a crash. If you or your loved one was hurt in a tractor trailer accident, we are available to help. Contact our team now for a free assessment and evaluation of your case. We handle commercial truck accident injury claims throughout Sevier County, including in Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Wears Valley. 

Client Testimonials

"John is amazing not only did he get the outcome he promised he did it in a shorter time than he originally said. He went above and beyond in returning my emails and phone calls. John and staff truly cared about me as a person. I highly recommend John Barnes."

Coach M.

"I would highly recommend Mr. Barnes to everyone & I would definitely contact Mr. Barnes if I or anyone in my family should ever need an attorney again:) They were all very professional, friendly & treated our case with importance:) Mr.Barnes got my son’s DUI dropped to reckless driving so I would definitely recommend him to everyone!!!!!!!"

Alicia U.

"Mr. Barnes and his staff are amazing. I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job with my case. At no point in the long process was I disappointed in any way with how things were handled."

Scott C.