This past December in Nashville, a semi-truck driver caused a truck accident when he fell asleep at the wheel. According to police, it was around 10:00am when the tractor-trailer attempted to merge onto Interstate 40 but instead collided into a concrete barrier. This caused the truck to run off the road where it began to jackknife, eventually rolling over.
Truck drivers are driving longer hours and at faster, posted speed limits. If the driver is under pressure to deliver loads on time, they may speed or not use necessary caution in poor weather conditions. These reasons are not legal or safe; which is why it’s important to contact a lawyer if you are involved in a truck accident in order to maintain your rights.
There is an average of 130+ truck accidents per year in Tennessee. The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration writes federal regulations for a truck driver’s hours worked, while the Department of Transportation enforces these regulations in an attempt to lower the average of fatal truck accidents.
No one was injured in this truck accident, and for that we are very thankful. However, if you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, contact our Nashville truck accident attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation.
“According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.” – Psalm 94:19