Knoxville Truck Accident Lawyer
Injured in a Trucking Accident? Call (865) 409-0004
Truck accidents (also known as 18-wheeler collisions) are some of the most
auto accidents. Because of the weight and size of a truck, especially one carrying cargo,
such accidents often cause life-altering
personal injuries. Injuries incurred in a trucking accident can include traumatic brain
spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and other
catastrophic injuries. If you have been in a truck accident, you will need a Knoxville truck
accident attorney from the Law Office of Joshua S. Reed to represent you
in filing a claim.
Some of the common causes of trucking accidents, include:
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At the Law Office of Joshua S. Reed, our personal injury lawyer represents
clients who have been involved in a wide range of trucking accidents,
such as jackknifing accidents, road departures, multi-vehicle pileups,
and even explosions. No matter how severe your injuries or how complex
your claim, our legal team is here to ensure that you get the compensation
you deserve so you and your family can recover with peace of mind. We
have the resources and experience you need on your side to fight
insurance companies, the trucking company, and any other liable party.
Federal Trucking Regulations
The U.S. Department of Transportation has strict laws that regulate commercial
vehicles and trucks exceeding 10,000 pounds in weight. Under the Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck drivers, truck companies,
and other parties in the trucking industry must follow stringent standards
and regulations, otherwise they can be held liable for accidents that
happen as a result of these violations.
What does the FMCSA regulate?
Driving time on the road – Truck drivers are not to exceed the maximum 11 hour a day driving
limit without consecutive hours off duty. Drivers must also take mandatory
rest breaks while driving in order to minimize fatigued driving.
Driver qualifications – Drivers must have a valid commercial driver’s license indicating
he or she passed the road test and is physically able to operate a commercial vehicle.
Truck maintenance – Trucks must undergo routine inspection, repair, and maintenance
to ensure that the vehicle is safe to operate. Truck accidents are often
caused by defective parts such as tire blowouts or brake failures.
Cargo securement – There are specific rules regarding how to secure cargo as well
as weight limits for certain vehicles. An overloaded or improperly loaded
truck can be very dangerous because it limits maneuverability, slows braking,
and can scatter debris on the road.
During a truck accident investigation, we can work with accident experts
to help you uncover the causes of your crash and determine the liability party.
Request a FREE Consultation: (865) 409-0004!
You may have a number of different questions about
what to do after you have been in an accident, including who is responsible and how
you can recover damages. Our Knoxville personal injury attorney is here
to help guide you through the complex process and address your concerns.
Call our office
today at (865) 409-0004 if you would like to speak directly with our lawyer!