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Knoxville Truck Accident Attorney

Anderson County Truck Crash Lawyers

Lawyer Representing Victims of Tractor-Trailer Crashes in West Knoxville, Karns, and Hardin Valley

It is virtually impossible to drive for even a mile on the highways or interstates of East Tennessee without seeing a number of large commercial trucks. Whether you know them as big rigs, 18-wheelers, semis, or tractor-trailers, large trucks are massive vehicles designed to transport all kinds of cargo. Due to their immense size and weight, trucks must be properly maintained and driven only by well-trained professionals, but this is not always the case.

When an accident occurs involving a large commercial truck, it is usually the occupants of other vehicles who suffer the worst injuries. At The Law Office of William F. Evans, we represent truck accident victims and their families as they seek full compensation under the law.

Anderson County Counsel for Semi Truck Wrecks

A standard tractor-trailer combination typically measures about 70 to 80 feet long and weighs up to 40 tons. When an accident occurs at highway speeds, the results can be catastrophic. Each year in the United States, accidents involving large trucks injure more than 130,000 victims, and more than 4,000 people are killed, according to estimates from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Attorney William Evans recognizes that there are many factors that could contribute to a truck accident. Our team is equipped to help you and your family in the wake of a crash caused by:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Recklessness, careless driving, or driver error
  • Driver distractions, including the use of a cell phone
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Failure to comply with federal or state trucking regulations
  • Improper or inadequate driver training
  • Unsecured or shifting cargo
  • Improper or inadequate truck maintenance

There are many complex laws, rules, and guidelines that truck drivers and trucking companies must follow. When they do not, and someone is injured as a result, our experienced attorney is prepared to take action.

Seeking Compensation for Truck Accidents in Tennessee

Truck accidents are different from car accidents in several ways. First, the injuries sustained in a truck accident are often severe, due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved. Truck accidents are also different in that there are usually several parties who may share in the liability for the accident. In many cases, for example, the tractor—the part of the truck where the driver sits—and the trailer are owned by two different companies, each with their own insurance coverage. The trucking company who employs the driver may also be held responsible for the actions of the operator or for negligent training practices.

When you contact The Law Office of William F. Evans, we will go right to work in investigating the crash in question. We will review employment and training records, maintenance records, driver logs, and other information to identify which party or parties may be held liable. From there, we will build a case designed to get you the compensation you need to put your life back together. Truck accident cases can be complicated, but you can rely on us to be at your side every step of the way.

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If you have been hurt in a truck crash in East Tennessee, contact our office. Call 423-449-7980 to schedule a free, confidential consultation today. Our firm represents injured victims and their families in in Knox County, Blount County, Anderson County, Loudon County, Sevier County, and communities throughout East Tennessee.

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