Long Overdue Updates to Trucking Regulations Miss Critical Goal

There are so many advertisements, articles, and news stories about trucking accidents all the time that most of us are completely desensitized to the concept at all. At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, we’re hopeful that new infrastructure legislation will help to change this conversation and make our highways safer for all. It’s our job to…

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What Are the Safety Responsibilities of a Truck Driver?

Drivers of all types of trucks are responsible for any accidents that happen through their own negligence. This responsibility means that a negligent driver is responsible for your medical bills, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, scarring or disfigurement, and damage to your vehicle. In addition to the driver, other responsible trucking companies may include…

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Lane Departure Truck Accidents

Trucks have terrible sight lines. The length, breadth, and width of most trucks make it impossible for the driver to see some of the surrounding traffic. The dangers of blind spots are especially increased for semi-trucks which can run more than 70 feet long. Trucks are often loaded with heavy and shifting cargo and are…

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Negligent Trucking Companies: Speeding

Unfortunately, we see truck wreck cases all the time that are caused by a speeding truck driver. And the sheer damage that can be done by these 18-wheelers on the roadway is pretty horrific. When they’re fully loaded, they’re 80,000 pounds – and it doesn’t take much for them to do a lot of catastrophic…

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What Are the Top Causes of Trucking Accidents in Tennessee?

Well, the common things that we see in our practice are fatigue, and that could be the result of drivers driving too many hours, violating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations. We see lack of training. Oftentimes, the trucking companies have an incentive to get drivers out on the road, and they don’t do a…

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Negligent Trucking Companies: Fatigued Drivers Kill

 We handle a lot of cases involving fatigued truck drivers. There’s lots of reasons that truckers will get out on the road being fatigued. There are federal regulations that require them to get a certain amount of rest, a certain amount of breaks in their shift, but often times they don’t comply with the…

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What Happens if I Get Hurt in a Dump Truck Accident?

Dump trucks are often used at construction sites and road repair sites to transport gravel, dirt, sand, and waste. They’re operated through a hydraulic system that allows the bed to dump materials to the ground by lifting the front of the bed. There are different types of dump trucks including traditional dump trucks, semi-trailer dump…

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Negligent Trucking Companies: Truck Driver Log Book Fraud

 In a lot of our truck wreck cases, we uncover log book fraud. What that means is, there is a federal motor carrier safety act that requires truckers to keep log books of their hours. They’re only allowed to drive so many hours per day. They’re only allowed to drive so many hours per…

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Bailey & Greer Client Awarded $1.2 Million in Truck Accident Case

Bailey & Greer, PLLC partner Thomas Greer recently obtained a $1.2 million jury verdict on behalf of our client, a truck driver, who was injured when a distracted driver for Short Fuse Trucking rear-ended our client. Under Tennessee’s comparative fault laws, our client will be entitled to just under $1 million for his injuries. On…

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