Truck Accident Questions

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Is there a difference between truck accident laws and automobile accident laws?
Yes. Laws exist to regulate trucking in order to ensure that other vehicle operators are not put at additional risk. This includes limiting the amount of time truck drivers are allowed to drive, maintaining a log, and making stops to get weighed. If a truck driver fails to adhere to these regulations and is involved in a truck accident, then you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Why are truck accidents more fatal than automobile accidents?
Automobile accidents typically involve vehicles of similar weight. Truck accidents on the other hand, which account for over 4,300 fatal accidents each year, involve a standard automobile and a massive truck, which increases the chance of jack-knifing or rollovers.

What may prove negligence in a truck accident injury case?
If a truck driver breaks trucking regulations, then he was negligent in their duties. In addition to failing to maintain a log, making regular stops to get weighed and breaking regulations restricting the amount of time truck drivers can operate the vehicle, the trucker or trucking company may be found guilty of:

  • Defective equipment
  • Driver intoxication
  • Driver fatigue due to attempting to meet neck breaking deadlines
  • Large, unstable loads
  • Not maintaining inspection standards

If I have been injured in a truck accident, what am I entitled to financially?
Truck accidents tend to result in serious injuries or death to those involved in them. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:

  • Loss of wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Physical and emotional stress and injury
  • Car repairs or replacement, if necessary
  • Medical costs
  • Car rental payments

Why do I need a truck accident attorney?

Truck accident cases are incredibly complicated, involving both Federal and State laws and regulations. Without an experienced, truck accident attorney on your side, you may be coerced into settling for less compensation than you deserve.

Due to the massive size of the trucking industry, they will work with insurance companies to limit the amount of compensation you are entitled to.

The Nashville, Tennessee truck accident attorneys at James R. Omer & Associates, PLLC, have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for truck accident victims. If you have been sustained a truck accident injury in Tennessee, please contact us today to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

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