On any given day, you can see thousands of large commercial trucks driving from place to place on Tennessee roadways. These vehicles can include semi-trucks, tankers, flatbeds, and specialized vehicles designed to transport oversized loads or heavy equipment.
When these and other commercial vehicles are involved in accidents, people can be seriously injured. As a result, nearly every aspect of the industry is regulated by state and federal law. Tennessee law regulates a number of issues related to the operation of commercial trucks, including imposing weight requirements and speed limits that are specific to large trucks.
Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles differ in many important ways from smaller commercial vehicles. They are obviously larger and weight more, making them more difficult to control and stop. In addition, many of them are articulated vehicles, meaning that they are made up of multiple sections connected by moveable joints, making them susceptible to certain types of accidents that do not affect smaller passenger vehicles. Some of the more common kinds of commercial truck accidents in Tennessee include the following:
There several common causes of commercial truck wrecks that generally allow victims to recover compensation, including the following:
There a number of steps that truck accident victims should take after an accident in order to ensure that they can recover for their injuries. These include the following:
If you are like many people who have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be wondering whether you should find a personal injury lawyer or take the time to find one who focuses on working with truck accident victims. Truck accident cases are often significantly more complicated that those involving non-commercial vehicles, as there are myriad state and federal regulations and industry standards that may be at issue. For this reason, it is always advisable for truck accident victims to retain a lawyer with experience handling commercial accident cases.
We’ve all seen news stories about horrific truck accidents involving large semi-trucks, many of which were carrying cargo at the time of the crash. While dangerous, these are not the only types of trucks that can cause serious…READ MORE
Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED