Maryville Tennessee Trucking Accidents Lawyers
Collisions with large commercial semi-trucks frequently do not turn out well for occupants of small passenger vehicles. Yet severely injured victims often have to struggle to obtain the compensation they deserve when truck drivers or their companies are liable for these accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates truck drivers, their vehicles and the trucking companies to help ensure the safety of everyone who shares the roads with large commercial vehicles. In spite of both federal and state regulations, 129 fatal truck crashes occurred in Tennessee in 2007 alone. Because of the regulations and the special considerations pertaining to trucking accidents, injury victims need the legal support of a lawyer in Maryville with extensive experience handling these challenging claims. I am Kevin W. Shepherd, Attorney At Law. With more than 20 years of experience as a Maryville personal injury lawyer, I have the skills and experience to help level the playing field when my clients must go up against powerful trucking companies, and I fight to the end on your behalf pursuing compensation for these often-devastating injuries.
Common causes of trucking accidents
Trucking accident attorneys must conduct thorough investigations into accidents in East Tennessee because the causes often extend well beyond simple driver error. While truck drivers can cause accidents by failing to obey the rules of the road, many accidents occur due to the failure of trucking operations, as in the following examples:
- Unrealistic delivery schedules can lead drivers to use unsafe routes to shave time off their runs.
- Drivers can lose focus due to distracting communications initiated by dispatchers or other trucking company personnel.
- Inspectors may take shortcut measures and fail to notice tire or brake problems before sending trucks on the road.
- Truck company employees may fail to properly balance loads in the trailer, causing it to shift or jackknife while in transit.
Truck accident attorneys must understand all aspects of the trucking business and enlist the aid of investigators to obtain driver logs and other evidence needed to develop an effective case for their clients.
Contact an experienced Maryville trucking accidents attorney for a free consultation
The unique aspects of trucking accidents require injury victims to seek the support of lawyers in East Tennessee with a specific set of skills and experience. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident involving a truck, I have the experience you need to protect your rights. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with me, Maryville trucking accidents attorney Kevin Shepherd, call 865-225-9655 or fill out the contact form on this website.
I handle trucking accident claims in Maryville, Madisonville, Lenoir City and the surrounding areas on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney fees until I successfully obtain compensation for you.