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Murfreesboro Commercial Truck Accident Attorney Compassionate to Your Injuries

Why do so many commercial truck accidents happen?

Commercial truck drivers are usually capable and patient. However, the length and heavy weight of commercial transportation trucks increase the risk of accidents. Also, the industry has inherent characteristics that increase risk. These include inadequate training, pressure to deliver on time, and long hours on the road. On the other hand, passenger vehicles may be at fault because the passenger vehicle’s driver doesn’t exercise enough caution around such large trucks.

If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, and negligent truck driver, contact our Murfreesboro truck accident attorney right away. With more than 19 years of experience, attorney David L. Scott works diligently on your case, using an array of legal skills to fight against the army of corporate lawyers who defend commercial truck drivers.

Common accidents involving commercial trucks

With lengthy trailers and heavy trucks, certain types of accidents are common. These include:

  • Jackknifing: This occurs when a semi-trailer folds into the truck like a jackknife, usually as a result of the driver losing control of the vehicle. The semi-trailer can sweep across several lanes of traffic, trapping passenger vehicles between the semi-trailer and commercial driver’s truck. The mass and speed of the semi-trailer can totally destroy passenger vehicles caught in the jackknife grip.

  • Wide turns: Commercial truck drivers face three challenges when turning a long semi-truck. First, they have limited visibility of surrounding cars. Second, sometimes they have to swing out so wide that they veer into an adjacent lane of traffic. Finally, surrounding drivers in passenger vehicles may not be aware of the visibility limitations and large turn radius of a commercial truck.

  • Underride: Semi-trailers ride high off the ground. When a collision occurs with a passenger vehicle, it can be forced underneath the semi-trailer, resulting in catastrophic vehicle damage and serious injuries to the occupants.

What kind of damages are available?

Given the large size of commercial trucks, accidents involving them can lead to serious injuries. Damages available include:

  • Medical costs: Compensation to cover past and future medical bills.

  • Pain and suffering: While it’s easier to quantify the amount of medical bills, a victim’s pain and suffering can be excruciating. Our commercial truck accident attorney works diligently to make sure juries take this less tangible injury into account.

  • Lost wages: Injuries involving large commercial trucks can leave the victim unable to work for a long time, or ever again.

  • Punitive damages: If intentional misconduct causes an accident, punitive damages are possible.

Contact our Murfreesboro commercial truck accident lawyer today

Commercial trucks are heavy and semi-trailers are long. This, combined with limited visibility and long driving hours, can result in serious accidents with passenger vehicles. If you’ve been injured by a commercial truck, contact us today. Our dedicated Murfreesboro truck accident lawyer David L. Scott leads you through every step of the legal process. Call us at 615-896-7656, or contact us online for a free initial consultation.





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