Large trucks, including semi-trucks, tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers, make the roads and highways highly congested and problematic. Unfortunately, these large trucks result not only in increased traffic, but can also cause serious accidents. Crash statistics show that more fatalities and serious accidents occur when a large truck is involved. Due to the sheer force that is involved in trucking accidents, these collisions can lead to significant life changing injuries and even fatalities.
If another driver's negligence caused a truck accident that you were injured in, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses through a Trucking Accident Lawsuit.
Contact our experienced truck accident lawyers at Greg Coleman Law today, and let us help you receive the MAXIMUM financial compensation you deserve for your injury or significant property damage. Our experienced Knoxville trucking accident lawyers can guide you smoothly and effortlessly through the entire personal injury litigation process.
Truck Accident Statistics
Trucking accidents are responsible for thousands of crashes, injuries and fatalities each year. Below are some alarming truck accident statistics that were reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The data was reported in 2013, and the facts were revised in 2015.
- There are approximately 4,000 deaths per year caused by truck accidents, and 71 percent of those fatalities occurred in other motor vehicles.
- Approximately 95,000 injuries occur every year as a result of large trucks, and 72 percent of those injured were in other motor vehicles.
- An estimated 342,000 large trucks per year were involved in police reported traffic crashes.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration lists the common causes of trucking accidents, which have proven to be consistent over the many years that these accidents have been reported.
The primary causes of trucking accidents include (but are not limited to):
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Inadequately trained drivers
- Inexperienced drivers
- Drivers under the influence
- Truck loads that exceed their maximum weight limit
- Truck defects and Equipment Failure
- Unsafe lane changing and failure to maintain proper distance
Motorists can help minimize their chances of being involved in a truck accident by driving defensively at all times, and staying alert and aware of their surroundings.
It's important to note that if you have been injured in a truck crash that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for losses sustained as a result of the accident.
Contact our skilled truck accident attorneys to to learn about your available options to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Types of Truck Accidents
Because there are a variety of commercial vehicles ranging from cargo delivery to waste disposal, there can be different types of truck accidents. Below are some of the most common types:
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Often, serious injuries occur when an accident involves a large truck. Many commercial vehicles, such as semi-trucks, tractor trailers and 18-wheelers weigh over 10,000 pounds, which can cause significant life threatening injuries in a collision. The consequences can be devastating and often result in life-changing injuries for the victims.
Common injuries caused by truck accidents may include:
If you have been injured in a truck accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, our skilled personal injury lawyers at Greg Coleman Law Firm can help support you in pursuing compensation for your injuries.
What Does It Cost To Hire a Truck Accident Attorney?
At the law offices of Greg Coleman Law, our lawyers understand the hardships that come after a devastating truck accident, including permanent disability, injuries, lost wages, crushing medical bills and other factors that can significantly reduce the quality of life for you and your dependents.
For these reasons, we proudly work on a contingency-only basis, which means that we only charge a fee if we obtain a successful verdict or settlement for your trucking accident lawsuit. We also offer a 100 percent FREE initial case review, which allows potential clients to submit the details of their case to our lawyers, who will review the information and then determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit. We will then advise you on the best way to move forward with proceedings.
Contact Our Knoxville Truck Accident Lawyers Today
With decades of experience representing personal injury victims in Knoxville and throughout the state of Tennessee, the team of attorneys at our firm have the experience and desire to fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and are ready to help fight for the justice that you deserve.
To find out more, please contact us on (865) 247-0080, and a member from our intake team will collect some basic details about your incident, and then quickly connect you to one of our lawyers to further discuss the merits of your claim.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation form to get started today.