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Posts tagged "Truck accident"

How much is my personal injury case worth?

Every personal injury case is unique and has many factors that determine how much the case is worth. Everything from the severity of injury, to lost work, to even where the accident happened can make a tremendous difference in the final payout once everything is settled.

How do I pay my bills after an accident?

After a car or big truck accident has caused injury to you or your loved ones, the last thing you want to worry about is the bill. Paying for medical bills after an accident is not a fun topic, but one that must be discussed.

Multi-vehicle accidents can be common and sometimes complicated

Multi-car accidents are very common. It's estimated that up to ⅓ of all car accidents involve more than two vehicles. In Tennessee, 46% of all accidents were multi-vehicle accidents in 2015. Multi-car accidents also include pile-ups and chain-reaction accidents. Not many people know what to do in the instance of a multi-vehicle accident, but it's best to be prepared.

Truck accident victim in critical condition in Tennessee hospital

Obviously drivers want to avoid accidents of any type, since even the mildest of fender benders can still put a damper on your day and may lead to multiple phone calls with insurance companies. However, while no accident is desirable, if there is one type of accident you definitely want to avoid, it is a truck accident. Truck accidents come with all the annoyances and issues of other accidents, but because of the size of the large 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers involved, it is very likely that you and your car will suffer severe damages.

Woman killed in truck accident

On the morning of April 14, Tennessee Highway Patrol crews reported to the scene of a truck accident in Rutherford County. The accident involved a commercial truck and a passenger car and resulted in fatal injuries to a 21-year-old woman. THP crews were reportedly investigating the wreck into the late afternoon, and police say that the truck driver might face charges.

Federal trucking regulations for property-carrying vehicles

In Davidson and across the entire nation, trucks are always visible when one heads out on the road. Property being carted from place to place is a necessity and trucks are needed for this purpose.They can also be dangerous. The speed at which they're moving along with their intimidating size are bad enough. But when the driver might be violating federal trucking regulations when it comes to the maximum amount of time they can be on the road, everyone in the truck's path can be in jeopardy.

Holding Tennessee truck companies responsible for truck accidents

Truck drivers in Tennessee and throughout the country bear a responsibility to ensure that the vehicle they are operating is safe, and they are adhering to the rules of the road. The drivers, along with their employers, need to make certain that others are not placed in danger for the multitude of issues that can arise. There are federal trucking regulations that must be followed, the proper maintenance of the truck itself and the rules of the road that need to be taken seriously. If there is a truck accident, these factors will undoubtedly come to the forefront as it is investigated.

Are truck drivers required to inspect their trucks regularly?

Most people understand that large commercial trucks pose a hazard to other people on the roadways. Because of their massive size, even small mistakes can cause a serious and deadly truck accident. Therefore, these complicated machines need precise handling and maintenance in order to be as safe as possible. As we explained in a recent blog post, federal regulations require truck owners to have the truck examined on a periodic basis. This inspection helps to ensure that is in good working condition and does not pose a threat to others on the roadways.

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