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 good job training their drivers. We see a lack of supervision as well, so oftentimes, you’ll have a driver who’s been in multiple wrecks, caused multiple issues, and they continue to be put out on the road, so a lot of the themes that we see in trucking cases go back to the trucking company themselves. They are the result of an industry that’s driven by profits.

Then, I guess the final thing that we see, that goes through all of the same themes, is distracted driving. Truck drivers are just as susceptible as the rest of us to wanting to get on their phone, or not paying attention, or texting, and things like that. If you are in a situation where you need a lawyer to talk to you about a truck wreck case, we’d be glad to talk to you. Please call us at 901-680-9777, or on the web at baileygreer.com.