Fairness is an important principle for Knoxville residents in their everyday lives. And yet, there are some situations that are inherently unfair, such that individuals have no way to level the playing field.
When it comes to operating motor vehicles, this unfairness is at play whenever there is an accident between a tractor-trailer and a car or pickup truck. The great disparity in size between a tractor-trailer and a car simply gives the car little chance of making it out of the accident without more damage than the tractor-trailer. Unfortunately, this also means the driver and occupants of the car are at far greater danger than the semi-tractor driver.
Many truck accidents could be prevented if the truck driver had simply taken appropriate precautions. One important set of rules the truck driver can follow to prevent accidents are the federal trucking regulations. These regulations specify certain safety standards with which the truck driver must comply under federal law, such as driving only for a certain duration of hours and getting enough sleep.
Our firm has significant experience in handling cases involving tragic accidents between semi-trucks and cars. We examine the facts of each case to determine whether the truck driver violated the federal trucking regulations or any other rules of the road. We can then advocate vigorously for our client to hold the truck driver responsible for his or her negligence and obtain an award of compensation for our clients. For more information about our firm's services, please visit our tractor-trailer accident webpage.