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Nashville Truck Accident Attorney Investigates Crashes Involving Negligent Semi Drivers

Semi trucks are enormous compared to the size of regular vehicles, which means they have the potential to cause catastrophic damage to other cars if involved in a crash. These kinds of accidents can be caused by truck defects and poor road conditions, but the leading cause of semi trucking accidents is driver negligence. If truck drivers ignore the rules and laws put in place to keep roadways safe, they risk causing serious personal injury or even death to other drivers.

Nashville truck driver accident attorney Stanley A. Davis understands the toll a semi truck accident can take on the lives of those involved and the community. In one case, he was able to help a client recover more than half a million dollars after a truck driver accident when the driver failed to yield the right of way.

The laws governing truck drivers are complicated, but Nashville attorney Stan Davis has experience holding negligent truckers and their companies accountable for careless actions. There is no shipping deadline or excuse that is enough to justify negligent driving, especially by those in control of such huge, heavy vehicles.

When is the Truck Driver at Fault?

Truckers are people, and people can become angry, tired or take improper risks with their vehicles. When a crash happens, truck accident lawyer Stan Davis can determine if any form of negligence on the part of the driver caused the accident by thoroughly investigating and finding answers to a number of questions, such as:

  • Aggressive driving – Was the truck driver tailgating? Did he or she perform a risky lane change? Did the driver force any other passenger vehicles off the road?
  • Distracted driving – Was the driver talking or texting on a cell phone? Was he or she eating or drinking while driving? Did the driver have a map open?
  • Unsecure load – Was there debris falling from the truck? Did it seem that something in the trailer caused the truck to shift? Was the tractor trailer overloaded with cargo, which made braking more difficult?
  • Driver fatigue – Had the driver been on the road for too many hours? Did he or she not get sufficient rest between shifts? Some truckers and their companies may even attempt to falsify truck driver log book hours to keep driving for longer than trucking regulations allow.
  • Drug usage – Was the driver under the influence? Did he or she have a previous DUI history? Had the driver taken any prescription or over-the-counter stimulants?
  • Lack of route knowledge – Did being unaccustomed to a particular road make the driver less cautious? Was the site of the accident in a construction zone? Could hazardous weather conditions have affected the road?

If a truck driver engages in these or any other risky behaviors and causes an accident, the sad fact is that it is typically other drivers who will suffer serious personal injuries or even wrongful death as result.

Leading Tennessee Truck Crash Injury Lawyer Fights for the Compensation Accident Victims Deserve

If you or someone you love is injured in an accident with a semi truck caused by a negligent driver, you have a right to compensation. Our personal injury attorney in Nashville can begin investigating the truck crash and gathering evidence while you and your family focus on recovering.

Stan Davis is a truck accident attorney whose faith and family values have led him to find his calling helping clients in Nashville and throughout Tennessee in communities like Madison, Smyrna and Brentwood for the past 28 years. Truck accidents are complex. If you are filing a lawsuit against a negligent truck driver or company, you need an attorney who knows the law and will get to know you and your case. By working on a contingency fee basis, our attorney requires no fees for his legal services unless you recover compensation.

Call Nashville truck accident attorney Stan Davis today if you are looking for a dedicated, caring attorney who will put you first.

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Real Injuries. Real Recoveries.

  • $300,000 Settlement Dog Bite

    A golden retriever bit a 7-year-old boy, causing injuries that required $18,000.00 in medical bills. The family had continuing problems coping with the dog attack. Our personal injury and dog bite lawyer helped gain a settlement that covered future counseling and treatment.

  • $485,000 Settlement Failure to Yield

    This Plaintiff was injured when the Defendant entered her lane of travel and failed to yield the right-of-way. Liability was a swearing contest because the Defendant alleged that the Plaintiff entered his lane of traffic and there were no independent witnesses to this collision

  • $300,000 Settlement Work Injury

    A middle-aged man was injured by repetitive trauma during the course and scope of his employment. A trial was held in Davidson County. The insurance company doctor testified that Plaintiff’s injuries were not causally related to his work and, therefore, were not compensable.

  • $292,000 Recovered Spine Injury

    A middle-aged woman was working and traveling in an automobile when she was injured in a Nashville car accident. She suffered a spinal cord injury that required surgery.

  • $325,000 Settlement Rear-End Collision

    A young 32-year-old woman was carefully and cautiously proceeding on I-24 in Nashville, Tennessee when she was rear-ended by the Defendant driver.  She suffered damages to her shoulder requiring surgical repair and had significant preexisting injuries which were aggravated by this crash.

  • $300,000 Recovered Dog Bite

    This 25-year-old young woman was a guest at the home of Defendants who owned a Lab/Corgi mix dog.  Unknown to Plaintiff, the Defendants had previously admitted that the dog did not like people and they had to muzzle him when he goes out.

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