In Tennessee, commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, legally, and when they collide with smaller cars, it often results in serious injuries and very high fatality rates for the victims. These massive vehicles create serious risks to other cars on the roads. Both drivers and passengers of small vehicles involved in collisions with trucks are 98% more likely to be killed than drivers or passengers of the large vehicle. These kind of accidents can also happen when cargo on trucks is improperly loaded, when their equipment is defective, or when drivers lack the experience or training to handle the vehicle. In fact, when truck drivers comply with safety laws, most trucking accidents can be avoided.
When it comes to Truck Accident Liability, there are different levels of responsibility for trucks and the cargo they carry - for example, liability for injuries can go to either the truck driver, the manufacturer of the truck, the company that owns the truck, or the person who loaded the truck's cargo. Truck drivers are required by law to have insurance with higher liability limits because of the serious nature of injuries from trucking accidents. Truckers may also be covered by multiple insurances.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to a trucking accident, call us right now and talk to our experienced Truck Accident Attorney and increase your chances of obtaining a sizable settlement.