Commercial Vehicle Accidents Archives

Trucker regulations focus on fatigue

As you likely know, commercial truckers often spend many long and lonely hours behind the wheels of their big rigs. This fact may put many innocent residents in Tennessee at risk when they encounter these tired truckers on the road. Whether as drivers themselves, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcylists, every person deserves to know that commercially licensed drivers are operating their vehicles safely.

Tennessee's changing school bus laws: are they enough?

After the horrific Chattanooga school bus crash that claimed the lives of six children in 2016, there has been much debate over school bus safety statewide. Countless parents and lawmakers alike have begun to question whether bus drivers have taken proper safety measures while on the job in the past. Fortunately, Tennessee laws have changed since this tragic accident. Yet are those changes big enough to make a difference?  

Respondeat superior explained

Take a drive around Shelby, and you likely will see at least one commercial vehicle, whether it be a standard delivery truck or an enormous tractor-trailer. While these vehicles are necessary tools of business, they often present risks to other drivers due to their massive size. A collision with one could spell devastation for you and your family. Several people have come to us here at The Gold Law Firm following such accidents facing inordinate expenses and wondering what sort of legal recourse they may have. If you have the same question following your own commercial vehicle accident, the first thing to determine is who is liable. 

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