Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Fox & Farley Attorneys at Law, an Association not a Partnership
Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC Attorneys at law
Farley & Angel Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile Law
Farley & Angel Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile Law
Hablamos Español Local 865-457-6440 Toll Free 866-862-4855
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram

Category Archives: Trucking Accidents

Truck7

New Federal Rules Might Lead to More Truck Accidents

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Trucking accidents can be devastating for other drivers and passengers on the road. A commercial semi-truck may weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds, which means it can do serious damages if not operated properly. Unfortunately, many commercial truck drivers are under enormous financial pressure to stay on the road as long as possible–which can lead… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Truck5

How Signing a Power of Attorney Can Affect Your Rights in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car or truck accident, you may not be capable of making certain decisions for yourself. This includes decisions regarding any personal injury litigation arising from the accident. In these situations, it may be in your best interest to sign a power of attorney naming… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Truck6

When Does a Commercial Trucking Company Have a Duty to Preserve Evidence Regarding an Accident?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Commercial trucking accidents are not your run-of-the mill auto collision. These trucks are typically owned by large companies that must keep detailed records of their vehicles’ activities in order to comply with federal safety regulations. This means that when an accident does occur, the victims may be able to access this information to help… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
TruckAcc

Are Rental Companies Liable for Accidents Involving Their Vehicles?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

There are many scenarios where a car or truck accident is the fault of a driver who is not the owner of his or her vehicle. In many cases, the owner may still be responsible for the accident victim’s injuries under a legal principle known as vicarious liability. For example, if a salesman is… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Pedest5

Is a Truck Driver Liable for Hitting a Pedestrian Lying in the Road?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Every parent has told their child, “Look both ways before you cross the street.” There’s good reason for this advice: Pedestrian accidents are among the most serious categories of motor vehicle collisions. But avoiding accidents is not just the pedestrian’s responsibility. In fact, Tennessee law expressly imposes a duty on all motorists to “exercise… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Trucks

How Do You Prove a Defective Design Caused a Tractor Trailer Accident?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Tractor trailer accidents may be the result of many factors: driver error, improper maintenance, or even a defect in the design of the trailer itself. Proving the latter–defective design–is not a simple task. Tennessee and other states impose strict standards for bringing product liability claims. One requirement is the need for the testimony of… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
SeatBelt

Ford Recalls 2 Million Trucks Due to Defective Seat Belts

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Although car and truck accidents are often the result of driver negligence, we should never overlook the dangers posed by the vehicles themselves. Each year the federal government oversees the recall of millions of cars and trucks after the manufacturer discloses–or is forced to acknowledge–a flaw in the vehicle’s design or production. Although the… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
TruckCargo

What Is a Commercial Truck Driver’s Responsibility When Navigating a Parking Lot?

By John Willis |

Commercial truck drivers need to exercise special caution when operating their tractor-trailers in parking lots and other area where pedestrians travel. A truck accident can devastate the unfortunate individual who finds themselves struck by–or even caught under–an 80,000-pound vehicle. And any truck driver or truck owner whose negligence leads to such an accident can… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
TruckAcc

Tractor-Trailer Accidents Often Raise Complex Legal Questions

By John Willis |

Commercial trucking accidents present a unique set of legal challenges for victims. These trucks are subject to a complex web of federal and state regulations. In addition, establishing just who is legally responsible for an accident–the driver, the truck owner, the company who hired the truck, etc.–can take weeks or months of investigation before… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Truck3

Do I Need to Preserve My Wrecked Car or Truck Following an Accident?

By John Willis |

When you hire a personal injury lawyer following a car or truck accident, one of the first things they typically will do is send a letter to the person you intend to sue, requesting they preserve any potential evidence they may have related to the crash itself. Of course, as the potential plaintiff, you… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus
Segment Pixel