Truck accident in Tennessee injures many, takes 3 lives

Whenever cars and trucks share the road, there may be the need for extra vigilance for everyone on the roadway. A truck accident involving automobiles can be particularly devastating given the size and weight of big rigs, especially when they are loaded with cargo. A recent truck accident in Tennessee led to a number of injuries and took the lives of three individuals as well.

The accident occurred on a Friday afternoon. A Toyota Tacoma was traveling along Interstate 40, and a tractor-trailer tried to pass the vehicle. The Tacoma hit the truck with its rear side as it attempted to switch lanes. The truck then flipped on the side of the road.

The tractor-trailer crossed the median and struck a car. Three people in the automobile died as a result of the collision. A total of six people were injured. The injured included two children, ages six and seven -- one in the tractor-trailer and one in the Tacoma. Police indicated said charges were pending, although there was no clear word as to who exactly would be charged in the crash.

When a truck accident results in injuries or worse, those affected by the accident may have legal cause to pursue damages in a Tennessee civil court. A successful civil complaint could help victims (including the surviving families of any deceased victims) contend with the costs of being involved in a truck accident. Some of the damages that are potentially recoverable in a successfully presented claim include lost wages, medical bills, and funeral costs -- among others recognized under our personal injury and wrongful death laws.

Source: wkrn.com, "Charges pending in I-40 crash that killed 3, injured 6", June 27, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Injured In A Car Wreck? We Can Help!

  • Calls & Emails Returned Within 24 Hours
  • FREE Initial Consultation
Get A FREE Consultation

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “David made a claim with my insurance company and we ended up getting $55,000.00 from both insurance companies. David got all my bills and liens reduced and I was able to put about $20,000.00 in the bank after my bills were paid.” Julie J. in Memphis

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • BBB Accredited Business | BBB Rating: A+
  • Avvo Client Choice 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell | PEER RATED | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2017
  • David Alan GoldReviewsout of 18 reviews

Don’t Wait. Get A Free Consultation Now. Submit the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to schedule your consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to Top