Highway fatalities and serious collisions along Tennessee interstates frequently involve trucks. Even the safest passenger vehicles on the road cannot stand up to a collision with a loaded commercial truck that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds — a 40:1 weight difference. Because of the size and power of these vehicles, the injuries can be catastrophic.
Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents
Certain truck driver behaviors and the policies of trucking companies can increase the likelihood of serious tractor-trailer accidents. This conduct is often motivated by a desire to save time or cut costs:
- Driver fatigue due to excessive operating hours
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Poor driver training or screening
- Overloaded trucks
- Driving in unsafe weather conditions
- Excessive speed
- Driving under the influence
Unfortunately, 18-wheeler accidents are particularly capable of producing serious catastrophic injuries such as:
Our Approach To Your Case
Knowing how to conduct a thorough investigation is essential for building a strong case. We can secure and review driving records, criminal histories, logbooks and the black box-type data collection devices that some drivers and trucking companies use. By gathering all necessary evidence and working with professionals such as accident reconstruction experts, we can build a solid foundation for your case.
Decades Of Experience Make A Difference
At the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, whether you are from Tennessee or are an out-of-state resident who has been involved in a truck accident, our attorneys have the experience you need to recover compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, property loss, loss of income, and pain and suffering successfully. We bring together more than 75 years of combined experience along with a commitment to doing the right thing for each and every one of our clients.
Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Clarksville And Throughout Tennessee
For representation that knows how to fight for you after a trucking accident, turn to the Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 931-444-5620 or contact us online.
We take personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. We collect no attorney fees unless we secure compensation for you.