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Underride Accidents

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The Lord says in the book of Psalms that he will protect the weak from those who malign them. Experienced Tennessee truck accident attorney Stanley A. Davis knows that underride accidents involving 18-wheelers can result in some of the most catastrophic injuries imaginable. He treats all of his clients with the utmost compassion, and he understands that families are often wondering where their protection is when a loved one is killed or seriously injured in an underride truck accident. Semi truck attorney Stanley A. Davis puts the needs of his clients first and helps them recover by fighting to get them the compensation they deserve.

What Happens in a Semi Underride Truck Accident?

An underride accident with semi truck often involves either a truck running over a passenger vehicle, or the passenger vehicle sliding or being forced underneath the trailer. The nature of the injuries for passenger vehicle occupants in an underride collision can be severe, and our Nashville accident attorney can also file wrongful death claims for families who have lost loved ones in such a crash.

Commercial tractor trailers are required by federal law to have certain protections to reduce the occurrence of underride accidents. Nashville car accident lawyer Stanley A. Davis can investigate to see if your underride accident may have been the result of:

  • No taillights or taillight failure — Motorists can be at risk of colliding with trucks if the taillights on trailers are concealed, inoperative, dirty or dim.
  • No reflective tape or dirty reflective tape — While new tractors are required to be equipped with reflective tape along the sides and rear of the trailer, some companies have neglected to retrofit older trailers with the tape. Absence of the tape could make a trailer difficult to see at night or during inclement weather.
  • Truck improperly parked too close to roadway — Truck drivers should never park commercial trucks on any roadway where the speed limit is greater than 25 mile per hour. There is an exception if a tractor trailer is disabled, but the driver must place warning devices to notify other motorists.
  • No protective rear guard or rear guard failure — Rear guards are underride bumper devices designed to prevent passenger vehicles from sliding underneath trailers, but a carrier can be liable if a motorist’s injuries were the result of defective design, faulty installation or the complete absence of such guards.
  • Truck backed up or was traveling too slowly —Underride collisions can result when a truck driver fails to notice a passenger vehicle and backs over it. Similarly, there are also cases in which slower-moving semi trucks merge into faster-moving traffic, depriving drivers of necessary time to react properly.

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Representative Vehicle Accident Verdicts & Settlements

  • Truck Accident $170,000 Settlement

    This truck accident occurred when another truck driver hit a parked trucker who was sleeping in his sleeper cab. The trucker incurred injuries that required extensive pain management and physical therapy.

  • Truck Accident $95,000 Settlement

    Our Nashville personal injury attorney gained a truck accident settlement in a case where the victim was hit by a truck driver and incurred soft tissue injuries. Medical bills totaled $14,000.00.

  • Tractor-Trailer Accident $300,000 Settlement

    Our Nashville truck accident lawyer gained a recovery in a Murfreesboro truck accident case involving a client hit by a tractor-trailer. Although property damage was minimal, the client sustained significant soft tissue injuries.

  • Tractor-Trailer Accident $650,000 Recovered

    Our Nashville personal injury attorney recovered $650,000.00 for an individual who sustained injuries when the defendant, a tractor-trailer driver, caused a car and truck accident by failing to yield the right of way.

  • Neck & Back Injuries $250,000 Verdict

    Our Nashville truck accident attorney obtained an accident injury verdict for a young man hit by a truck. The insurance company offered $8,000.00 to settle the claim before trial. The injured man had neck and back injuries.

  • Tractor-Trailer Accident $350,000.00 Settlement

    A middle-aged man was injured in a tractor-trailer crash when he was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in Davidson County, Tennessee. This tractor-trailer accident left Plaintiff with significant spinal injuries and gastrointestinal problems.

  • Tractor-Trailer Accident $250,000 Settlement

    A middle-aged man was driving in Rutherford County, Tennessee when a tractor-trailer driver entered his lane of traffic. He was forced to take evasive maneuvers and was run off the road causing this automobile/tractor-trailer crash.

  • Tractor-Trailer Accident $450,000 Settlement

    An over-the-road truck driver sustained injuries when another tractor-trailer driver hit his vehicle in a parking lot. The injured victim required a discectomy. The defendant, through their insurance carrier, attempted to diminish the accident damages.

  • Soft-Tissue Injuries $240,228 Verdict

    Our Nashville truck accident lawyer gained a jury verdict for a truck accident that caused soft tissue injuries. The amount was reduced by 27 percent, which accounts for the victim’s comparative fault.

    Stanley Davis is an excellent attorney.

    “Attorney Davis came through for me at a very difficult time in my life. I am truly grateful for him and his staff and would highly recommend his services. Even when my case was settled, the professional and friendly relationship didn’t end.”

    - Madelene G.
    The Absolute Best Attorney in Nashville

    “Stan and his team have a "never give up" attitude and always put your best interest above their bottom line. This isn't your typical law firm. They're just good, honest people fighting to make sure you get what you deserve from your case.”

    - Geoff H.
    Look no further, Stanley A Davis and his team are here for YOU!

    “Stan and his team treated me like family. The communication, respect, and care for their clients here are incomparable.  I wasn’t just a number here. I was their client, their friend. They are top-notch.”

    - Zoraida P.
    You will find yourself in capable and caring hands.

    “Being in a position that was unfamiliar and out of my control was really scary. Stan, his staff, his smile, and his genuine personality went a long way to providing the support that I needed to get through the process.”

    - Tim S.
    Stan and his staff are the best.

    “Choosing him to represent me in several cases is the best choice I have ever made. A professional in every way he still treats his clients like family. He's an amazing lawyer and person.”

    - Elke K.

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