Liability for Bridge Strike Truck Accidents

Truck accidents happen for many reasons. Drivers who violate traffic laws or drive while distracted deserve to be held accountable. Trucking companies that place profit before safety must be held responsible. Truck parts manufacturers who make and install defective products should be held liable. The counties and the state of Tennessee may also be at…

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Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident in Tennessee?

Truck accidents are extremely dangerous. The size and weight of tractor-trailers, rigs, and other commercial trucks mean that when cars and trucks collide, the occupants of the car are likely to die or suffer catastrophic injuries. Catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, head trauma, burns, and internal organ damage. Truck accidents also cause broken bones…

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Dump Truck and Garbage Truck Accidents in Memphis and Jackson

Trucks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Each type of truck requires unique driving skills and may be prone to certain types of accidents. For example, 18-wheelers and huge commercial trucks that transport goods throughout Tennessee and across the country are prone to rollovers, jackknives, and wide-turn accidents. When commercial trucks are involved…

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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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