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Tag Archives: Knoxville Truck Accident Lawyer


New Federal Rules Might Lead to More Truck Accidents

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

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 »

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

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

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 »

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

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

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 »

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Ford Recalls 2 Million Trucks Due to Defective Seat Belts

By Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette |

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 »

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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 »

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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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