Motor vehicle accidents that involve a semi-truck tend to be vitally different from those involving normal cars. For one, truck accidents tend to involve more severe injuries. That is because trucks are bigger and cause more damage when they collide with another car. Also, when semi drivers cause truck accidents, both the driver and his or her employer will likely be named as defendants in the case.
Common themes tend to pervade Tennessee semi-truck accidents. For example, there may be a problem with the condition of the truck. In such cases, an employer will likely be responsible for the crash, because truck company owners are responsible for the safe up-keeping of their vehicles. Alternatively, the truck driver might have been texting while driving, distracted or engaged in some illegal activity like driving under the influence.