Which Truck Parts Are the Most Likely to Be Defective?
We see the reports on the news almost nightly; another truck accident that shuts down a major highway in Tennessee or elsewhere throughout the country. Many truck accidents lead to fatalities or serious injuries. Not all of these accidents are due to truck driver error or negligence. Instead, the accidents are often caused by bad…Read More
Trucks Hauling Fuel and Chemicals Cause Higher Risk of Explosion During Fire Season
The trucking industry is vital to the health of the economy in Tennessee and beyond, but it is also dangerous. Truck drivers take their lives in their hands each time they get behind the wheel of their rig, especially if they are hauling fuel, chemicals, or explosives. The risk of an explosion or serious fire…Read More
What Do I Do if I’m Injured in a Crash With a Big Rig?
Even in light of reduced highway traffic during the coronavirus pandemic, people are still getting seriously hurt in truck crashes. These accidents can be much more complicated than a typical car accident. Injuries and vehicle damage are more severe due to the nature of the truck’s size and weight alone. Then, after your accident, you…Read More
Common Spinal Injuries Resulting from Truck Accidents
Some of the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road today are commercial trucks, which include tractor-trailers, 18 wheelers, semi-trucks, and dump trucks. These large vehicles can easily impose their size and weight on smaller vehicles during a roadway crash. In fact, large trucks can weigh as much as 30 to 35 tons more than…Read More
Truck Accidents Have Spiked in the Last Few Weeks
While the country sheltered-in-place, people relied – and still do – on truck drivers to deliver food, medical supplies, clothing, entertainment devices and materials, and a full range of products for essential living and for comfort. The rules for truck drivers are continually changing. Some of these rules have the force of laws such as…Read More
When Big Rigs Hit-and-Run
A big rig is an incredibly large commercial vehicle that takes up a lot of space on the road. These vehicles are commonly used for the transportation of different products that are shipped from one state to the next. The drivers of these vehicles have a major responsibility that involves driving safely and efficiently to…Read More
Truckers’ Drug Histories to Be Available to Employers Starting in 2020
Beginning in January 2020, trucking companies and carriers must begin checking a national database to find out if potential drivers have a history of drug or alcohol use on the job. The rule was established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2016 and mandatory reporting begins on January 6, 2020. Up until…Read More
Liability in Amazon Delivery Truck Accidents
In 2015, online shopping giant Amazon launched a new offering called Amazon Flex. This program, similar in structure to rideshare gigs like Lyft and Uber, lets qualified individuals work as independent contractors and deliver Amazon packages to customers using their own trucks and vehicles. While this business model means faster delivery for customers and a…Read More
Who Is Liable in a Moving Truck Accident?
Rental moving trucks are not always as massive as commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers, but they are larger than standard passenger vehicles. Due to their size, they are more difficult to operate. However, there is no law that requires the drivers of these vehicles to undergo training or obtain a particular license to operate one…Read More
Other Experts Who May Work on Your Truck Accident Claim
If you have suffered an injury in a truck accident and have filed a claim for damages, it is important to give yourself the best opportunity for success in your claim with the goal of receiving everything you need to cover lost income and pay your medical costs. A successful commercial trucking claim will often…Read More