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A Snapshot of Truck Accidents in Tennessee

Posted on in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Knoxville truck accident lawyerWe rely on large trucks in Tennessee every day to keep our economy going. Whether they are hauling our groceries or delivering gasoline to service stations, they can be found on every interstate and in every small town in the state. Truck crashes can be much more dangerous than accidents involving only cars. Trucks have much greater size and weight than a typical passenger car, SUV, or pickup truck and can cause much greater damage. This can result in more severe injuries and even death for the drivers and passengers in the other vehicles involved. A personal injury lawyer who can investigate every aspect of a truck accident is vital for victims to recover the compensation they deserve.

The Impact and Causes of Tennessee Truck Crashes

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security tracks many aspects of safety on Tennessee’s roads, including the location of every large truck crash in the state. A dashboard is updated regularly and gives an overview of where each crash occurred, the severity of the accident, including injuries or fatalities, information on the driver’s actions or conditions that caused the crash, the time of day and the day of the week, and the type of road that the crash occurred on.

The most common locations for large truck crashes are not surprisingly on interstates, in both urban and rural parts of the state. Accidents cluster around major urban areas including Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga and on interstates including I-40, I-75, I-24, and I-65. Intersections are the second most common location. However, state, county, and municipal routes also account for a large share of the accident locations.

For crashes that have information on driver actions identified, lane departure, following improperly, and improper lane change are the top actions that led to the accident. Drunk driving and fatigued driving have been the top driver conditions identified in large truck crashes.

Each accident is unique and victims who suffer long-lasting and even lifelong injuries should receive proper compensation. This can include compensation for medical bills, lost wages from time missed at work, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.

Contact a Knox County Truck Accident Lawyer

The impact of a truck accident can be life-changing for the driver and passengers involved. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large truck, the Knoxville truck accident injury attorney at The Law Office of William F. Evans is ready to take on your case. We can investigate the accident, identify the liable parties, and get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Call us at 423-449-7980 to schedule your free consultation.

 

Source:

https://www.tn.gov/safety/stats/dashboards/large-truck-crashes.html

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