According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, there were 1,791 fatal crashes involving large trucks from 1994 – 2007. Many more accidents also included serious and significant injuries for both passenger vehicle and truck drivers.
Truck accidents tend to cause a greater amount of damage due to the size, weight, and speed of these larger vehicles. Unfortunately, many innocent passengers are injured or killed as a result of these accidents. Trucking companies are required by federal and state laws to ensure their trucks and employees adhere to strict guidelines, some of which include proper training, vehicle inspection, and limiting the amount of hours a driver may be on the road per day. When these laws are not followed, accidents can and do occur.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a large truck, “big rig” or tractor trailer, call the personal injury attorneys at Stillman & Friedland today. Our experienced lawyers will evaluate your case to determine potential negligence and help to better inform you about your rights as an accident victim. We assist clients in Nashville and surrounding areas of Tennessee.
Call our office toll free at 1-800-967-2246 for a free and confidential consultation today. You may also submit your contact information on the right hand side of this page and someone will follow up with you as soon as possible.