Trucking Accidents



Chappell, Smith & Arden can help you.


Facing the catastrophic results of a trucking accident alone can be frightening. Who can you turn to for advice about the many practical, medical and legal issues you will confront? How can you best protect your interests when you are up against the money and power of a big trucking company? For decades, the tractor trailer accident attorneys at Chappell, Smith & Arden have been advising trucking accident victims about their legal options. Together with our specially trained legal assistants, we work hard to prepare your case for a successful settlement or trial verdict. Along the way our attorneys will answer your questions and explain legal procedures. Our goal is to obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve.

Truck and Tractor Trailer Accident Investigation

Complex trucking accident litigation requires thorough investigation, the opinions of expert witnesses, and the creative use of discovery procedures after the suit is filed. Prompt investigation of the accident scene is crucial. The trucking company will have its own team of investigators dispatched immediately. You need investigators who will look for you and document favorable evidence. Our investigators routinely visit accident scenes and take photographs of physical evidence. They search for eyewitnesses who can confirm your version of how the accident happened. Skid marks, yaw marks, accident debris, and gouge marks, as well as oil, gas, and radiator fluid stains can disappear quickly after an accident. The sooner you engage Chappell Smith & Arden to represent you, the sooner we can act to preserve critical evidence.

Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses may be the key to winning your case. Chappell, Smith & Arden trucking accident attorneys know where to look for experts with extensive knowledge of the trucking industry. These experts can review the facts of your case and help us plan an effective trial strategy. We also call on other experts in fields like engineering, accident reconstruction, life care planning, economics, and medicine who can play an important role in the successful prosecution of your case.

Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys

Remember that experience counts when an attorney is handling a personal injury case involving a tractor trailer or large truck. Truck drivers and their trucking companies must comply with a vast array of federal and state laws and regulations that do not apply to the ordinary motorist. These laws and regulations govern controlled substance and alcohol use, proper loading and tie-down requirements, maintenance and inspection procedures, licensing and driver qualifications, hours of service and much more. The trucking accident attorneys at Chappell, Smith & Arden are familiar with these laws and regulations and are prepared to explore whether the violation of one or more such laws and regulations caused or contributed to your accident.


For a free consultation with Mark D. Chappell or W. Hugh McAngus, Jr. of Chappell, Smith & Arden, call toll free 800.531.9780.

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