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Motorists and truckers must join forces to avoid truck accidents

Sharing the Tennessee highways with big rigs and other commercial vehicles can be a harrowing experience. Because of the difference in size and weight, truck accidents that involve passenger vehicles typically leave the occupants of the smaller vehicle with severe injuries, and many lives are lost in such crashes. Although truck operators need special licenses and training, drivers of smaller vehicles can take precautions to stay safe.

Truck accidents are not always caused by negligent drivers

Many Tennessee motorists might feel threatened by the presence of big rigs with which they have to share the roads. The difference in size between passenger vehicles and commercial trucks typically leave occupants of cars with severe injuries after car vs. truck accidents, while the truck operators are often uninjured. Many people do not realize that a significant percentage of big rig accidents are not caused by negligent truck operators but rather from the negligence of other parties.

Truck accidents: TDOT workers injured on Highway 385

The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently released a statement about a crash that sent four people to the hospital. It was one of many truck accidents that happen in road construction zones when drivers fail to take care. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Wednesday on Highway 385.

Truck accidents: Sedan causes fatal tractor-trailer rollover

Authorities in Tennessee are investigating a crash that claimed one life on a recent Thursday evening. Unlike other truck accidents that typically see passenger car occupants killed or severely injured, this time a truck driver lost his life. Charges against the driver of the car might follow. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the fatal accident that occurred on westbound Interstate 24 caused closure of some lanes until the following morning.

Recovery of damages after a truck accidents can be challenging

Motor vehicle crashes can have devastating consequences that could adversely affect victims financially and emotionally. Incidents that involve large trucks typically cause the most harm. Individuals in Tennessee who survived truck accidents usually explore the available options for recovering damages.

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