Trucking accident attorney
Tractor Trailers or 18 wheelers often cause the most severe accidents in Tennessee. Obviously, huge tractor-trailers end up impacting with far more force than an automobile even at low speeds. This makes trucking accidents often more serious for all those involved and is why it is even more important that you hire a knowledgeable lawyer. There are many additional considerations to come into play when a large truck is involved. Trucking companies are required to follow special federal guidelines in addition to the same Tennessee driving laws as the rest of this.
These additional laws require trucks to keep logs, limit their driving time per day, and even carry a higher minimum amount of insurance on each of their vehicles. Many of the trucks also have black boxes in which all data about an accident can be downloaded. It is important to get this information as soon after an accident as possible.
Trucking companies can be held vicariously liable for any accidents their employees cause and can even be punished if they allow drivers on the road that should not be operating a truck. Some trucking companies will allow drivers with DUI’s or dozens of tickets on the road and those companies can be held accountable for any damage their driver causes.
All of this is why it is important to have knowledgeable lawyers on your side. We will work closely with highly regarded experts regarding the trucking industry and accident reconstruction experts to prove your case and help maximize your recovery.