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Sharing the road with truckers

On Behalf of | Aug 13, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries |

Because commercial trucks are much larger than many of the other vehicles on the road in Tennessee, it’s sometimes difficult for drivers of these trucks to see areas around them. What could seem like a minor error to a driver in a car could result in a major accident involving a commercial truck. Common mistakes that are made while driving include not using turn signals and following too closely.

Although not all the time, many accidents that result in semi-truck accident injuries are caused by drivers who are in cars and smaller trucks. Drivers, sometimes, don’t realize the capability and power behind commercial trucks, acting as though the trucks can perform in the same manner as smaller vehicles. There are areas around commercial trucks where the driver usually can’t see smaller vehicles, including right beside the truck and near the rear corners.

Truck accidents can occur when other drivers make passes without proper warning or when they try to move to the right lane when the truck is making a right turn since the truck usually needs more room on the road in this situation. Drivers who don’t accelerate at a safe speed after pulling out in front of a truck could cause an accident. It’s important that drivers play it safe around semi-trucks and other large vehicles.

If you are in a semi-truck accident and injured, then it’s important to seek assistance from an attorney who can file the proper claims against the person responsible. An attorney can file a claim against the driver, trucking company and possibly the truck manufacturer to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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