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Truck Accidents

nashville truck accidentThe sheer difference in size between large trucks and smaller cars often results in significant injuries and death.  The injuries sustained in a truck accident tend to be more serious because of the large forces involved.  Newton’s Second Law of Motion, i.e. momentum, explains the serious injuries that result in truck accidents.  The forces involved in a truck accident are significant, and such forces are known to cause broken bones, concussion, and significant internal injuries.

If you have been hurt in a collision with a large truck, do not rush to accept an insurance company settlement until you know the full extent of your injuries. Turner Law Offices, P.C., has more than two decades of experience helping people recover expenses for injuries, loss of wages and recuperation.

Law of Trucking Accidents

Accidents caused by trucks, unlike passenger car crashes, can involve several liable parties.

  • The truck driver may be held accountable for is it can be shown he operated his rig in a negligent manner.
  • The trucking company also can be found responsible due to the actions of their employees.
  • Truck owners and companies can also be help accountable if they have failed to properly maintain their vehicles and that failure contributed to an accident.

None of these things are easy to sort out without the aid of a competent personal injury attorney. Turner Law Office, P.C., will stand with you to be sure you recover pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, medical or other costs arising from the truck accident.

Truck accidents in Tennessee

According to the most recent information available from the Tennessee Department of Safety, about seven percent of all traffic fatalities involve crashes with large trucks. About 130 people died in those accidents.  Truck accidents occur for a variety of reasons, but most are due to following too closely or improper lane changes or running other vehicles off the road.

Some of the injuries frequently suffered during a truck collision include:

  • Neck and back injuries or whiplash
  • Traumatic brain and head injuries that could result in permanent disabilities.
  • Massive internal injuries.
  • Multiple bone fractures.
  • Spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, or chronic pain.

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