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Truck driver and company sued after fatal crash

Knoxville residents place a great deal of trust in the people they deal with on an everyday basis. This is not only true in more intimate settings like at home and in the office, but also out in public. When individuals are on the road, for example, they trust that the motorists around them are driving safely and obeying the rules of the road. Unfortunately, that often turns out not to be the case, as other drivers can make serious mistakes that endanger the lives of everyone else on the road.

Are commercial drivers allowed to use a cell phone while driving?

The advances in technology have been astonishing over the past several decades. For instance, many Knoxville residents now depend heavily on their smartphones, which did not even exist just a few years ago.

Do different rules of the road apply to truck drivers?

All Knoxville residents must follow the rules of the road when they are driving. For most, this means obeying the posted speed limit, stopping and yielding where required and not texting while driving, among other requirements. Some individuals are required to follow more rules, however, depending on the vehicle they are operating.

Understanding the impact of federal trucking regulations

Even the slightest change of circumstances can make a big difference when it comes to the eyes of the law. For instance, with motor vehicle accidents, it may initially seem as though all accidents are the same or similar. Yet, differences in the drivers and vehicles involved, among other things, can play a huge role in a later lawsuit brought by those injured in the accident against the negligent driver.

Fiery truck accident leaves one dead, closes I-75 for hours

One driver is dead and three people were injured in a terrifying semi-truck crash that closed both lanes of I-75 north of Knoxville on Wednesday. The driver of a northbound truck carrying batteries appears to have lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median of the interstate, hit a SUV and another semi-truck southbound.

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