Freight Truck Wrecks

Tips for driving safety

Freight truck wrecks are terrifying. Colliding with a tractor trailer is a driver’s worst nightmare. What happens on the road may be out of your control, but you control what happens after an accident. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Tennessee, seek the advice of a skilled personal injury attorney now.

Truck accident lawyers in Tennessee

Don’t take a chance with an inexperienced lawyer. The Cave Law Firm’s truck accident attorneys are experts in Tennessee law and understand your rights. We know how difficult it is for families dealing with personal injuries after a serious accident. Let the Cave Law Firm help take care of you and your family. The Cave Law Firm attorneys will fight for you. Our lawyers fully investigate each case to ensure that you get fair compensation.Call today for a free consultation with a freight truck wreck lawyer at 855-CAVE-LAW.

What you need to know about freight trucks

What is a freight truck? A freight truck is a vehicle used to transport goods. There are many types of freight trucks that drive on Tennessee roads, including:

  • Semi-trailer truck
  • 18-wheeler truck
  • Tanker truck
  • Flatbed truck
  • Garbage truck
  • Extra duty or wide-load truck

A freight truck wreck can involve multiple cars and serious injuries. Common types of freight truck wrecks are:

  • Underrides
  • Jackknife
  • Fishtail
  • Rollover
  • T-bone
  • Lost load
  • Head-on collision
Freight truck wreck causes

There are often several factors that contribute to a freight truck wreck. Some common causes of freight truck accidents in Tennessee are:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Negligence
  • Lack of driver training
  • Brake failure
  • Inadequate screening of applicants
  • Drunk driving
  • Drug use
  • Non-compliance with rest break laws
  • Deficient vehicle inspections
  • Insufficient safety programs
  • Hazardous and flammable materials
  • Weather and traffic conditions
  • Defective tires
  • Speeding
Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and reveal who is really at fault. Negligent trucking companies and truck drivers are dangerous. The Cave Law Firm works hard to make East Tennessee a safer place to live and drive.Tennessee truck accident resources

TDOT- Tennessee Department of Transportation - Rules, regulations, and reports about driving in Tennessee.

TDOT Smartway Information System - Stay informed about road conditions and accidents.

Share the Road Safely - An educational program run by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help reduce the number of crashes with freight trucks.