In a report recently released by the Department of Homeland Safety and Security, it was noted that there were 105 fatal accidents in Tennessee during the 2012 calendar year, that involved both a passenger vehicle and a large truck or bus.
It was also determined that during this same period of time, March was the month the most amount of serious accidents occurred, while April and September shared an equal number of the lowest auto crash fatalities that year.
Due to the immense forces that are often involved when a truck collides with another object, the resulting injuries and damages can be life-changing for all parties involved.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car or truck accident injury that was caused due to the negligence of another driver, the injury victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries. Hiring the services of an experienced personal injury attorney can significantly increase the chances of obtaining a higher, favorable settlement.
To learn more, contact us today by filling out the "Free Case Review" form to the right.
Common Causes Of Car vs Truck Accidents
Most car and truck accident occur due to negligent driving practices - from the drivers of both vehicles. While truck drivers can often be tired from driving too many hours, or car drivers not paying attention due to distractions in their vehicle, there are often recurring causes in many of these types of accidents.
Some of these causes include:
- car drivers staying in the blind spot of the truck
- car drivers quickly changing lanes in front of the truck
- car drivers stopping unexpectedly in front of the truck
- texting and driving
- truck equipment malfunction
- truck load shift
- tire blow outs
- speed causing loss of control
.... just to name a few.
While there can be many contributing factors to a car and truck accident, it's important to reinforce that driver error is often the primary cause of most collisions.
Types Of Crashes
While there can be many contributing factors to a collision, in most accidents that involve cars and trucks, there are some more-common types of impact zones for both vehicles.
Some of these include:
Needless to say, many of these accidents are known to cause substantial personal injury and often a great amount of property damage to any objects that are in the path of the collision.
Common Injuries From Collisions
In many cases, the injuries that motorists can receive in a car vs truck accident can be significant. Despite recent advances in automotive occupant safety, the sheer energy generated by a large truck or commercial vehicle smashing into another object is immense.
Unfortunately, the materials found in most production vehicles are only able to withstand a somewhat limited amount of force, and as a result, often in a car and truck collision, the car often is broken apart at the point of impact.
Some common injuries that result from these accidents can include:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord damage
- facial injuries
- internal organ damage
- broken bones
.... just to name a few.
In many instances, the injury victims often require extended periods of time to recover from their injuries.
Injury Victim? Contact Our Attorneys Today
Medical costs and other associated expenses that are required during the recovery from a serious personal injury can often be crushing for the families of many injury victims.
Here at Greg Coleman Law, we understand the impact that these accidents can have on victims and their families, and strongly believe that negligent drivers must be held both responsible and accountable for their actions.
With that in mind, we have won hundreds of millions of dollars in successful settlements and verdicts for our clients, and are ready to fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation today.
Our main office is located in Knoxville and we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims throughout Knox County and the state of Tennessee, including:
- Deane Hill
- Middlebrook Heights
- North Hills
- Pleasant Ridge
- West View
..... and many others.
To find out how we can help you, contact a personal injury lawyer today at (865) 247-0080 and a member from our intake team will quickly connect you to one of our attorneys that is best suited to handling your specific case. We offer 100% FREE case reviews and work on a contingency basis, which means that we don't charge you for our services unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for your case.
Alternatively, simply fill out the "Free Case Review" form at the top of this page.