A three-vehicle truck-SUV crash on Route 41-A in Clarksville Wednesday illustrates how quickly life can get away with us.
Did you know that tire blowouts can lead to serious accidents? This is especially true with semis and other large vehicles because losing one tire can throw so much weight in the wrong direction. A smaller, light vehicle -- like a family sedan -- may veer slightly in the lane, but a semi can pitch violently to the side, leave the road and even roll when it hits the ditch.
If you're involved in a truck accident in Tennessee, you need to file an accident report and communicate with the authorities about what took place. However, the DMV recognizes that there are some things that must be of a higher priority right after an accident, so they offer a few tips for handling a crash.
When truck accidents occur in Tennessee, the parties involved may sustain wounds that run the gamut from mild to severe. In cases involving only injuries, victims may choose to file lawsuits against the parties they believe acted negligently. However, many people may not realize that when truck accidents result in the deaths of the allegedly negligent parties, victims' families may still pursue compensation via claims filed against the estates of the allegedly guilty parties. A recent accident that took place on Interstate 24 is a prime example of an event in which the allegedly negligent party succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.
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.
Whenever there is an accident involving multiple vehicles, the scene can be confusing and devastating. In the case of a semi-truck accident, the aftermath can be even more devastating for all involved. A recent truck accident in Tennessee took the life of a woman and her boyfriend, leading to charges for the driver and an apology to the victims' families.
Anytime there are trucks and cars traveling together on our roadways, there is the potential for an accident. Typically, when there is a truck accident on the highway, the injuries and damages can be great simply due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers. A Tennessee truck accident recently highlighted just how damaging a collision between a car and a truck can actually be.
Driving on the highways in the vicinity of tractor-trailers can be intimidating and even dangerous. The sheer size and weight of a semi-truck can spell disaster when the rules of the road are not adhered to. For one driver involved in a truck accident in Tennessee, surviving being pinned inside his smaller car was described as lucky by those who reported the story.
Crossing any street can be a precarious venture. Whenever someone crosses in a safe area and drivers around them abide by the rules of the road, there is rarely an incident or problem. However, a truck accident in Tennessee recently highlighted the fact that anyone can become a victim and suffer dire consequences when crossing a road.
A potential client called me this week who was involved in a tractor trailer accident. He was at work driving a company truck when the 18 wheeler slammed into the rear of the vehicle he was riding in. As a result of the accident, he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Memphis who treated him for his wreck-related injuries. After he was released, he was unable to work. His bills totaled over $10,000.00. Unfortunately, he did not call me until over one year from the accident. In Tennessee, there is a one year statute of limitations on personal injury accidents. There was nothing I could do for him in regards to his accident.