Truck Accidents

Can You Get Punitive Damages After a Truck Accident in Tennessee?

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?

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

What Risks Do Tow Truck Drivers Have on the Job?

Tow-truck driving is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Traveling to a foreign location, calming stressed drivers, working with heavy equipment, and maneuvering busy roads are all just part of a day’s work for tow-truck drivers. They can face many health and safety risks while on the job. Although they require special… read more

Who Is at Fault in a Rental Truck Injury?

Rental vehicles are useful and many people choose to rent a truck to move, instead of hiring a moving company. While this move can save money, it also comes with risks. Depending on the size of the rental truck, the driver may not be as experienced behind the wheel. Navigating a large vehicle can require… read more

Rules and Regulations Specific to Trucks Carrying Hazardous Materials

Large commercial vehicles and trucks create a unique set of risks on Tennessee roadways. Not only are these vehicles big in size, they are also typically heavy loaded semi trucks may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Because of this, accidents involving trucks often lead to serious damages and injury. Trucks carrying hazardous material pose another… read more

4 Essential Things to Know About Truck Platooning in Tennessee

Most commercial vehicle companies are exploring ways to increase safety, efficiency, and reduce the use of fuels. One of these options is a step closer to autonomous driving called platooning. What Is Truck Platooning? Platooning is a driving process that has camps both for and against it. Before we get into the benefits and dangers,… read more

What Exactly Is a Jackknife Accident?

Jackknife accidents occur when a semi-truck or similar commercial motor vehicle’s trailer slides to the side and moves even with the cab somewhat like a jackknife opening. This creates a 90-degree formation of the cab and trailer with the potential for dangerous accidents. Drivers near a truck that has jackknifed often have little or no… read more

Truck Accidents with Multiple Defendants

Victims of accidents involving 18-wheelers or commercial motor vehicles can obtain compensation for their injuries by filing a personal injury suit. However, liability concerns surrounding commercial vehicles are very complex. While many victims assume that the truck driver is the negligent party, there are often multiple defendants in these cases. Truck accidents involve both state… read more

Who’s to Blame in the Majority of Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are often violent, catastrophic events. The immense size and weight of commercial trucks make them more dangerous to drivers than typical passenger vehicles. In a collision with a large truck, drivers and occupants in smaller vehicles can sustain serious, disabling, and life-threatening injuries. Truck drivers can also suffer serious injuries. Knowing who is… read more

Truck strikes boat at Bass Pro Shops in Nashville – Injures three

A truck skipped a curb and struck a boat and trailer today in the Nashville parking lot of Bass Pro Shop. The Tennessean reported the story here. The three people injured were from Illinois and luckily, the Tennessean reports, their injuries are not life threatening. This personal injury car wreck reminded me that the traditional… read more