Trucking Accidents 2018-02-13T16:37:43+00:00

Trucking Accident Attorneys Lebanon & Mt Juliet TN

Experienced Lebanon and Mt. Juliet Tennessee Attorneys

Accidents involving tractor trailers continue to be a serious problem in Tennessee and throughout the United States and has become more and more common. In recent years, the number of trucks on the roads has increased by over two million. As a result, there are over half a million trucking accidents in the United States every year. The experienced Trucking Accident Attorneys at Lannom & Williams are dedicated to helping persons injured in accidents with tractor trailers.

Middle Tennessee roads including I-65, I-40, I-24, 840, 440, Hwy 231, Hwy 96, Hwy 70, Vietnam Veterens Blvd. and many others have a large volume of interstate and regional truckers. Many trucking wrecks involve risk factors that many trucking companies have refused to address, such as long working hours, tight deadlines, and proper maintenance. These problems exacerbate the dangers of the road and are highly conducive to trucking accidents. Indeed, trucking accidents cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year, including Nashville trucking accidents, Lebanon trucking accidents, Mt. Juliet trucking accidents, Murfreesboro Trucking Accidents and all Middle Tennessee Trucking Accidents.

Hiring a knowledgeable attorney is especially important in a trucking accident case. Unlike general automobile accidents, trucking accidents involve extensive regulations over the trucking industry, as well as written and electronic records. Knowledge of the regulations, retention of these records and maintenance of the crash scene are very important in a Plaintiff’s case involving a trucking wreck. For example, there are relatively short minimum retention requirements for certain trucking records, so it is very important that action be taken quickly to obtain those records and prevent their destruction. Many trucking companies get accident personnel on scene shortly after an accident, and so should you.

If you or a loved one has experienced a serious injury or death from a trucking accident, you need to ensure your legal rights are protected. You may be entitled to recover for the harm that has been done to you. Contact the experienced Trucking Accident lawyers at Lannom & Williams today for a free consultation.

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Working conditions in the trucking industry greatly increase the likelihood for Trucking Wrecks. Among such conditions are:

  • Insufficient truck driver training
  • Basing pay on delivery times, which promotes high speeds and extremely long driving times
  • Tight delivery schedules, which also promotes high speeds and low rest times

Working conditions are not the only causes, however. Although most truck drivers drive safely and responsibly, some truck drivers are dangerous because of their negligent or reckless behaviors, including:

  • Rushing in order to meet deadlines
  • Driving despite being overly tired
  • Overloading the truck
  • Inattentive driving
  • Driving a Tractor Trailer that is improperly maintained or equipped
  • Not checking blind spots

Legal Help

If you or a loved one has experienced a serious injury or death from a trucking crash, you may be entitled to be compensated for your injuries, including for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please contact the experienced Lebanon Trucking Wreck Attorneys, Mt. Juliet Trucking Wreck Attorneys, Wilson County Trucking Wreck Attorneys and Middle Tennessee Trucking Wreck Attorneys at Lannom & Williams today for a FREE case evaluation.

Keith Williams and Jim Stocks have years of experience handling a wide array of Trucking Accident cases for individuals from every level of society, and will fight to make sure your rights, privacy, and freedom are protected.