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Category Archives: Trucking Accidents

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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 »

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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 »

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Senator Proposes Bill to Mandate Underride Guards in Tractor-Trailers

By John Willis |

Cars are at a decided disadvantage in a collision with a tractor trailer. Indeed, truck accidents often prove fatal to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. One reason for this is that the car may slide underneath the larger commercial truck. These so-called underride crashes lead to hundreds of fatalities every year, according to… Read More »

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The Challenges of Bringing a Personal Injury Claim When You Do Not Have All the Facts

By Brad Burnette |

Commercial truck accidents are often the scariest type of motor vehicle crash. When a tractor-trailer crashes it may roll over, causing damage to other multiple other vehicles. Given the dangers that these vehicles pose, it is important that drivers operate them in a safe and legal manner. Tennessee Court Reinstates Tractor Trailer Accident Lawsuit… Read More »

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Establishing “Vicarious Liability” for a Tennessee Truck Accident

By John Willis |

Determining who is responsible in a personal injury case is not always obvious. If you are in a car accident, for example, you certainly want to hold the negligent driver accountable. But if that driver was operating a vehicle owned by her employer, and she was performing a work-related task at the time of… Read More »

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Do I Really Need to Call an Attorney Following a Truck Accident?

By John Willis |

Many people think they do not need a lawyer following a car accident. This often proves to be a serious error in judgment. Too many accident victims try to deal with the other driver and their insurance company on their own. And the results are often disastrous. Truck Accident Victim Tries to Undo $215… Read More »

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Am I Insured If I Am in an Accident Driving My Employer’s Truck?

By John Willis |

Dealing with insurance companies can be maddening, especially after you have been in a car accident and seek to recover benefits under your policy. Insurance contracts are carefully drafted to minimize the insurance company’s liability. This means that even if you think you should be covered, the policy (and the law) may state otherwise…. Read More »

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Tennessee Court Upholds $200K Accident Judgment Against County

By John Willis |

Under normal circumstances, a person can be held liable when they fail to follow traffic rules and a car accident results. For example, if you run a red light and collide with another vehicle that was obeying the traffic signal, the law presumes you are at fault for the accident. But there are exceptions… Read More »

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How federal regulations govern truck safety

By John Willis |

Tennessee and federal laws and regulations that implement those laws govern the safe operation of commercial trucking companies and their employees. At the state level, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is responsible for inspecting commercial vehicles and driver logs, patrolling highways to safeguard against truck traffic violations, and weighing commercial vehicles…. Read More »

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Truck driver fatigue possible factor in fatal truck accident

By John Willis |

A fatal truck accident involving nine vehicles has drawn the scrutiny of twice the number of investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board than would normally have been assigned. Preliminary work by the investigators revealed evidence that appears to be placing blame on a truck driver. Investigators revealed they were reviewing the trucking log… Read More »

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