There are a lot of good personal injury attorneys for you to select from. But ultimately you need to hire someone you have confidence in to maximize the value of your case in a timely manner. Hopefully you are able to contact someone who is not only competent to achieve the result you deserve, but also a regular person that you don't mind talking to and spending time with. I really get to know my clients and don't have so many cases that I don't know them all by their first name. I would...
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Absolutely. My firm has handled numerous cases against fire departments for precisely this kind of accident. Each individual involved in the accident will have a claim if it can be shown that the accident was caused by the fire truck. I would encourage you to act quickly to avoid any number of problems that can arise when individuals wait to pursue a claim. Time is not on the side of Plaintiffs. Witnesses can become hard to locate and memories fade.
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If the accident was in Tennessee and a report was completed by the Highway Patrol or local law enforcement, you will likely receive a bill for the repair costs. Both the Highway Patrol and all local law enforcement offices are supposed to forward the highway accident reports to the Department of Safety. Once the state comes along to complete the repairs, they will likely identify the at fault party. Your insurance should cover the expenses above your deductible.
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