According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, these accidents happen for a number of reasons including:
- Driver error
- A lack of truck maintenance
- Poor weather
- Defective auto parts
- Improper cargo weight
- Distracted driving
- And poorly loaded cargo
Unfortunately, aside from death, due to their sheer force of collisions, truck accidents can also result in catastrophic injuries, like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. As many crashes are avoidable and result from negligence, if you are involved in a truck collision or your loved one is killed, it may be important to seek quality legal representation following an accident.
Semi Crash Kills 21-Year-Old Smyrna Woman
We bring up truck accidents because recently a 21-year-old Smyrna woman was killed in a violent collision on eastbound State Route 840 in Rutherford County.
According to WSMV-TV, the accident occurred near Exit 65, on April 14. An initial investigation into the wreck revealed that a tractor-trailer was heading westbound when it crossed over the median into oncoming traffic, striking a car going eastbound driven by Kelsey Dearmon, who was ejected from her vehicle.
The force of the crash was reportedly so strong that the victim’s seat was thrown from the car. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and charges are pending.
Obtaining Legal Support Following a Truck Accident
By speaking to an attorney following a truck accident, you may be able to ensure that an independent investigation into the crash will take place. Additionally, you may be able to secure evidence that could be useful in the event of litigation.
If your loved one is ever involved in a violent tractor-trailer accident, you should know that our attorney has obtained million dollar verdicts and settlements. Continue to follow our blog and visit us on Facebook for more information about vehicle accidents.
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