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Truck Accident Attorney in Nashville Helping His Neighbors

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.

Nashville Underride Accident Attorney Here to Answers Your Questions

Stanley A. Davis has earned numerous verdicts and settlements for victims and families of victims of underride accidents.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi truck accident, contact our Nashville truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Stanley A. Davis today to set up a free initial consultation.

Your Success Is Our Success

Real Injuries. Real Recoveries.

  • $1.0 Million Settlement Head Injury

    Using his knowledge as a brain injury attorney and Nashville car accident lawyer, Nashville attorney Stanley A. Davis made sure his clients got their deserved justice for a serious closed head injury sustained in a car accident.

  • $1.5 Million Verdict Failure to Yield

    The victim was injured when the defendant failed to yield the right of way, causing him to suffer a ruptured disc in his lower back. Nashville auto accident attorney Stanley A. Davis prosecuted the claim and obtained this verdict for the victim.

  • $250,000 Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident

    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.

  • $120,000 Verdict Spine Injury

    A woman who was 15 weeks pregnant, with a history of back and neck problems, was involved in a car accident. She had abdominal and spinal pain after the crash. A week of monitoring determined that her unborn child was fine.

  • $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.

  • $240,228 Verdict Soft-Tissue Injuries

    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.

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    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.
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    Stan and his team were great! When I had my accident I got caught up with solicitors, they did a great job getting me out. Stan handled my case with care and got me the max with my settlement.
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    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.
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