Because tractor-trailers weigh more than other vehicles on the road, their accidents often result in fatalities.
Each year, there are approximately 500,000 trucking accidents in America, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Aside from death, these crashes can result in serious personal injuries, like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations and broken bones.
Unfortunately, a man was killed on July 29 in Lenoir City after two tractor-trailers and a pickup truck collided. According to WATE-TV, troopers told the station that the crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. at mile marker 364 in Loudon County.
According to WATE, a semi driven by Geoffrey Herman Jr., 24, was traveling eastbound when it rear-ended a Ford F-150 driven by Charles Phillips, 24, of Lenoir City. The crash reportedly caused the pickup to then crash into another semi, driven by Christopher Shuffler, 50, leaving Phillips’ truck sandwiched between the semis.
Phillips was killed in the crash, which remains under investigation.
How Do I File a Lawsuit Following a Truck Accident?
It should be noted that 66 percent of trucking accidents occur on rural roads—this is important to keep in mind, especially in Tennessee. While many truck accidents are unavoidable, there are some things you can do to protect yourself on the road, including giving semis plenty of room on the highway.
Sadly, one out of every eight-vehicle accident fatalities involves a truck, as the crashes cause approximately 4,000 deaths each year.
Our Nashville truck accident lawyer is experienced in dealing with these types of crashes. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are prepared to help you and your family seek damages.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” – Ephesians 6:1
Davis’ Words of Wisdom: Almost 98 percent of truck accident fatalities involve passengers or drivers in other vehicles.