What You Should Know About Truck Accidents in Tennessee

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Truck accidents are often more devastating than many other auto accidents, as the size and weight of 18-wheelers are enough to crush most other motor vehicles. Please continue reading and reach out to our Memphis auto accident lawyer to learn more about these accidents and how we can help if you were hurt in one.

What are the most common causes of truck accidents in Tennessee?

Truck accidents can occur for a multitude of reasons, though, not unlike most accidents, they are frequently a result of negligence. However, it’s worth noting that when it comes to truck accidents, there are a wide array of parties who may be liable for them. For example, at times, truck accidents can occur due to negligent truck company employees who improperly load trucks, causing them to become unstable. At times, employees can fail to properly inspect or service trucks, causing them to become dangerous as well. In other cases, truck company employers who overwork their drivers past the legal number of hours or fail to hire licensed/qualified employees can also bear some responsibility in a truck accident. That being said, in most cases, truck accidents are caused by truck driver negligence. Just some of the most common types of truck driver negligence that lead to serious accidents are as follows:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Neglecting to account for large blind spots
  • Unsafely changing lanes or merging
  • Speeding
  • Driving while distracted
  • Failing to account for the space needed to brake on time

If you were hurt by a truck driver who was doing any of the aforementioned at the time of your accident, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation in a personal injury claim. Our firm is here to help you satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

What damages are recoverable after being injured in a truck accident?

If you were hurt in a truck accident because of someone else’s negligence, you should be entitled to financial compensation to help you cope with the damages you’ve sustained. This can include economic and non-economic damages, such as the cost of medical bills or lost wages, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and more. If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another, give a Memphis personal injury lawyer from our firm a call.

Contact Our Experienced Memphis Firm

No one should ever have to recover from a serious injury or deal with a pressing criminal matter on their own. We pride ourselves in assisting clients facing a wide range of legal issues throughout Memphis, Tennessee, and we are ready to help you, too. If you need assistance with a personal injury, criminal, or business litigation matter, you can turn to us. Contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.