Memphis Semi Trucking & Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers
Handling a trucking accident case is different than handling any other type of accident case and it is crucial to hire an attorney with experience in handling these complicated cases. Truck drivers are required to have commercial drivers’ licenses and they are required to comply with a number of state and federal regulations in the operation of their vehicle. Truck drivers that travel from state to state must also comply with the requirements set forth in the Federal Motor Carrier Act and their vehicles must be equipped with an event data recorder, which acts like a black box and records important data related to any accident. The attorneys at Rosenblum & Reisman know how to handle trucking accident cases; they know how to obtain the information in the event data recorder and how to obtain a copy of the same information and documentation that the insurance companies for the trucking companies will undoubtedly have in their possession.
Tennessee is the nation’s second highest rated state in truck safety inspections, but we still have a 30 percent higher truck accident fatality rate than the national average. A truck accident can affect people’s lives and their property; even worse, these accidents are difficult to investigate and litigate because of the many parties involved and laws that are very complicated.
Who Is At Fault?
One of the reasons that eighteen wheeler wrecks are so complicated is that liability can be questionable. So many parties can be involved, including the driver of the truck, the driver's employer, the truck's manufacturer, and down to the manufacturers of truck brakes, tires, and headlights. What’s more, weather conditions, drug or alcohol use, driver fatigue, and time of day can all influence who is to blame for a Tennessee truck accident.
Tennessee Insurance and Licensing Regulations
In trucking accidents, there are federal and state regulations to which Tennessee truckers are bound regardless of who is at fault. Trucking and interstate commerce are overseen by both The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on the national level, while Tennessee laws also apply. According to federal rules, interstate truck drivers must carry at least $750,000 in liability insurance, and this number may rise depending on a truck's cargo and other factors.
If You Are in a Trucking Accident
Truck drivers aren't the only ones at risk in trucking accidents. Drivers of vehicles that crash into or collide with trucks seldom get away from a truck accident without serious injuries. If you have been injured in a trucking accident in Tennessee, collect as much information as possible by contacting the trucking accident attorneys of Rosenblum & Reisman. Their lawyers are experienced with Tennessee's truck accident laws. The Tennessee semi truck accident lawyers of Rosenblum & Reisman can help you determine where to file a claim and what kind of damages to seek. These experienced attorneys can help you get compensation for your injuries and expenses from a truck accident in Tennessee such as future medical care and attorney's fees. The semi truck and 18 wheeler accident attorneys at Rosenblum & Reisman are some of the best in Memphis, TN, Dyersburg, Bartlett, Brownsville, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Covington, Jackson and throughout the Mid-South.
Call the Attorneys at Rosenblum & Reisman about your Tennessee truck accident today.