Tractor-trailers and other large trucks are such a staple on Tennessee roadways that many drivers forget just how dangerous these vehicles can be. Truck accidents tend to cause more severe damage and injuries when compared with smaller motor vehicles, and the outcomes can be devastating. In such instances, it is important to have the right compensation to handle damages.
Commercial vehicle drivers might be specially trained to handle large vehicles, but that does not mean they always act responsibly. It is not uncommon for truck drivers to become distracted by their cell phones, either by texting, browsing the internet or making a phone call. Some truck drivers engage in other types of irresponsible behavior behind the wheel, such as drinking or purposely going above the posted speed limit.
Accidents caused by a large tractor-trailer slamming into a much smaller passenger vehicle tend to result in severe injuries. Serious trauma -- such as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries -- tend to impact the passengers of smaller vehicles. Truck drivers usually walk away from wrecks mostly unharmed or only suffering from minor injuries.
Victims suffering from such traumatic injuries typically have huge barriers in their paths to recovery. Contending with expensive medical bills for necessary treatment can feel impossible when victims must take time off work to recover and heal, and long-lasting pain and suffering can create a heavy emotional toll. Our firm understands what it takes to get just compensation after truck accidents, and we are proud of the guidance we provide to victims in Tennessee as they seek justice.