Truck Accidents Archives

The politics of driverless trucks

Considering the countless trucking accidents caused by driver error every year, it's understandable that the driverless vehicle revolution would move its way into the commercial trucking industry. However, it could mean that truck drivers will one day be out of a job. It's for this reason that truck drivers tend to be against the idea.

Former lawmaker files suit after trucking accident

A former Tennessee lawmaker filed a personal injury suit against two trucking companies -- Gogu Trucking Express and Sopranos, Inc. The former state representative filed the lawsuit over injuries he suffered in a trucking accident that happened in Kingsport last November. Although the crash happened in Tennessee, both of the trucking companies in this case are located in Illinois.

Remember semitruck safety this holiday season

As the need for goods increases due to holiday shopping, more semitrucks will venture out on the roads. Being prepared to drive near these large and heavy vehicles is imperative for all drivers. Because the risks are so great, drivers should take a few minutes to brush up on some basic facts about semitrucks.

What's truck driver burn-out?

There's a little-discussed problem that contributes to truck accidents throughout the nation and it's a lot more complicated than being fatigued and tired. Truckers spend so many hours on the job, driving down the highway, that they can get bored and unhappy. But, at a certain level, the situation gets worse, and they experience trucker "burn-out."

Top 6 reasons why semitruck accidents happen

Common sense tells you that when a passenger vehicle gets into a collision with a semitruck, the semitruck's weight and size will result in catastrophic damage -- and the possibility of fatal injuries -- to anyone inside the passenger car. In order to prevent these accidents from happening, semitruck drivers and passenger vehicle drivers need to learn about their common causes so they can avoid them.

Mom of man killed in semitruck crash hopes to change the law

A Tennessee mother is trying to change federal law following the death of her son in a semitruck crash. The woman is lamenting the death of her son, and hoping it won't be in vain. In her effort to honor her son's memory, she spent the last days of August in Washington, D.C., to talk about trucking safety in round table discussions with leaders from the insurance and trucking industries.

Shouldn't school buses have seatbelts?

A school bus crash is particularly dangerous to the student riders inside the bus. Not only is it rare for students in a bus to use a seatbelt, but there is no legal requirement for buses to have seatbelts installed, so in many cases, riders do not even have the option to use them. This means that even in a relatively minor bus accident, riders can get thrown around and suffer injuries.

Were you partially at fault for a truck accident?

At Chancey, Kavanos, Love & Painter, we have represented a lot of plaintiffs in car and semitruck accidents. Something that we have come to know for sure in all of our experience is that no two motor vehicle crashes are the same. Another thing we've come to learn is that the issue of "fault" is never cut and dry.

Educating drivers in the hope of decreasing truck accidents

With the beginning of July comes summer holidays and the obvious increase of traffic on the highways across Tennessee. A joint operation between highway traffic authorities and a local trucking association was launched just before the Independence Day holiday weekend aimed at creating awareness among motorists about the bigger vehicles sharing the roads with them. The main purpose of the operation is to decrease the number of truck accidents on U.S highways.  

Recent Tennessee truck accidents: Tour bus and semi truck collide

An accident that involved a semi truck, as well as a tour bus, occurred recently, authorities say. The accident took place near Cookeville around noon on a recent Wednesday in November. When truck accidents like these occur, Tennessee motorists are often left seriously injured.