What Are The Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidents In Tennessee?
Posted in Truck Accidents on May 20, 2020
The last thing anybody should have to worry about when they get behind the wheel of their vehicle is that they will be involved in an accident with a large commercial truck. However, these incidents do occur, and they can lead to devastating injuries. According to data provided by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, there… read more
What To Do After A Semi-Truck Hits Your Car
Large truck crashes can be incredibly devastating for everyone involved in the incident. According to the latest year of data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,567 large trucks involved in fatal crashes and 56,422 large trucks involved in injury crashes. We have many large trucks in Tennessee, both conducting business… read more
The Dangers of Truck Driver Exhaustion
Posted in Truck Accidents on February 2, 2020
Truck drivers are responsible for transporting large amounts of material all over the country and throughout Tennessee. The vehicles they operate are large and can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Because of the danger that these vehicles pose, and the risk of serious injuries to… read more
Who Can Be Responsible for a Defective Tire in a Truck Accident?
Posted in Truck Accidents on December 24, 2019
When you are driving on the roadway, there is a good chance you will end up driving near a large truck. Large commercial vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and driving safely around them is important. However, there are times when crashes happen due to a large truck’s defective tire. You may wonder… read more
Accidents With Delivery Trucks
Posted in Truck Accidents on December 3, 2019
When you are out on the roadway, there is one type of vehicle you probably see each day – delivery trucks. These trucks have become one of the most common commercial vehicles on the roadways, and their numbers increase each day. With the rapid rise of online shopping, delivery trucks are the last leg of… read more
How Do Parked Trucks Cause Accidents?
Posted in Truck Accidents on September 5, 2019
When you hear about accidents involving large commercial trucks (eighteen-wheelers), you probably think of collisions that occur while the truck is moving. However, what many people may not realize is that serious accidents can occur when a large truck is parked near moving traffic. When we look at the overall large truck accident statistics provided… read more
What You Need to Know About Semi Truck Blind Spots
Posted in Truck Accidents on August 26, 2019
There are plenty of large commercial trucks on the roadways of Tennessee. It can be intimidating to drive near these vehicles. One of the most important things you can do to avoid a crash with a large truck is to avoid their blind spots. However, that is easier said than done. Today, we want to… read more
Hazardous Material (Hazmat) Truck Accident Claims Process
Posted in Truck Accidents on August 19, 2019
It can be daunting driving around large trucks on the roadways, and any crash involving a commercial truck is a complicated nightmare. A crash involving a truck carrying hazardous materials poses even more dangers. In the aftermath of a hazmat truck crash, the process can become complicated, particularly when it comes to insurance claims. The… read more
Can You Get Punitive Damages After a Truck Accident in Tennessee?
Posted in Truck Accidents on October 2, 2018
Any truck accident has the potential to cause devastating injuries and extensive property damage, and anyone injured in a truck accident needs to know the types of compensation available. Every state has laws dictating which types of damages a plaintiff in a civil claim can receive and the conditions for receiving them. One of the… read more
What Is a Load Shift Accident?
Posted in Truck Accidents on July 23, 2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported approximately 475,000 accidents involving large trucks in 2016. Of these accidents, police attributed six to cargo load losses or shifts. While this might seem like a comparatively small number, it represents six serious commercial truck accidents and personal injuries that would not have happened with the simple… read more