It’s a fact of modern life that motorists must share the highways with large trucks — and that makes it dangerous for us in much smaller passenger cars. Although state and federal regulations govern cargo, loading, weight, maintenance and operation of trucks, accidents still happen. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that more than 4,000 people are killed and injured each year in truck accidents. Because large trucks can weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds with multiple trailers, people in cars will always represent a disproportionate percentage of fatalities.
When a 10,000- to 80,000-pound 18-wheeler truck with multiple trailers collides with a passenger car, the results can be catastrophic. Injuries can include:
Truck accident cases often have multiple parties who may be at fault — the negligent truck driver, the commercial owner or operator or the truck manufacturer. The causes of truck accidents include:
We make sure your legal rights are protected while providing you with the legal assistance you and your family need and expect during this difficult time. We use many experts that help us prepare every case — medical experts, truck-driving specialists and accident reconstruction specialists. We always strive to settle cases out of court first but, if necessary, we are ready to take your case to court.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident in Tennessee, call Stewart & Stewart at 931-967-4303 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our team serves clients in Winchester, Tullahoma, Fayetteville, and surrounding areas.