Causes of Truck Accidents -- Chattanooga Lawyers

Truck accidents can be caused by many factors, including negligent or careless actions of a truck driver and inadequate rest stop policies by the employer trucking company. Poor weather conditions only exacerbate a bad situation, leading to serious and often deadly truck accidents. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, the attorneys and staff at Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, can help.

Since 1969, the skilled personal injury attorneys of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, have been helping injured truck accident victims and their families seek maximum compensation for their damages. Contact us for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Chattanooga truck accident attorneys.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Causes of truck wrecks can include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Drug use
  • Changing lanes
  • Speeding
  • Weather conditions
  • Faulty tires/brakes
  • Texting
  • Sleeping-at-the-wheel/driver fatigue
  • Failure to take appropriate number of rests
  • Truck maintenance negligence
  • Employer negligence due to inadequate scheduling/policies

Many times not only is the truck driver negligent but his or her employer is also responsible, due to inadequate scheduling policies leading to driver fatigue. Other failures of an employer such as negligent supervision of drug or alcohol use by a driver can also lead to serious accidents.

Truck Crashes and Serious Injuries

When semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles are involved in an accident, serious injuries often result. These injuries can include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, paraplegia and quadriplegia. Life-changing injuries require years of rehabilitation and care. If your loved one has died as result of their injuries, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

Contact Us for Speeding and Brake Failure Accident Attorneys — Hamilton County, Tennessee

If you need to speak with a Hamilton County truck accident lawyer about your claim, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. To reach us at our Chattanooga law firm, call 423-933-2738, or contact us by e-mail.