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Cars veering over medians key factor in many trucking accidents

The strips of land between opposing lanes of traffic on many Tennessee highways are meant to help keep motorists who share such roadways safe. However, a median is unlikely to prevent an accident if a vehicle veers out of its lane and crosses over the strip. In fact, many trucking accidents are caused by cars or other vehicles traveling through medians and into oncoming traffic.

Where to turn for help following Tennessee trucking accidents

Commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers are often part of fast-moving traffic on Tennessee highways. Many factors affect a truck operator's ability to safely navigate the roadway. Sadly, many trucking accidents occur when drivers fail to adhere to traffic regulations or are otherwise negligent behind their wheels.

Determining exact causes of trucking accidents can be tough

When Tennessee investigators approach an accident site, the cause of the crash is not always immediately apparent. Even when it appears one or another person may have caused a particular collision, sometimes evidence is later produced that shows something or someone else may, in fact, have been the cause. Trucking accidents often result in serious, if not fatal injuries to one or more people; family members who survive deceased accident victims often turn to the court to see that justice is served.

Trucking accidents on I-81 sometimes lead to drug charges

The sound of crunching steel and metal when a commercial vehicle is involved in a collision is something those who hear it are not soon to forget. In Tennessee and elsewhere, trucking accidents often leave those involved, as well as those who witness them, emotionally affected by what transpired. A recent crash involved a tractor-trailer whose driver reportedly did his best to try to avoid the collision.

Recovering losses after trucking accidents in Tennessee

If you've ever been driving on a Tennessee highway when a tractor-trailer comes barreling alongside you, you understand how frightful such situations can be. When 40 tons of steel is riding your bumper or cutting you off in your lane, the lives of everyone nearby are greatly at risk, including yours. Trucking accidents happen every day throughout the nation, many resulting in catastrophic injuries and death.

Running red lights may cause serious trucking accidents

A significant number of vehicle accidents in Tennessee occur at intersections where drivers disregard traffic lights. An extensive list of precautions exists for drivers to ensure safe traveling through intersections, especially those operating trucks that need more space to come to a halt. Trucking accidents in intersections often result in fatalities of pedestrians, bicyclists or occupants of passenger vehicles.

Trucking accidents: The threat of catastrophic injuries

When Tennessee motorists share the state's highways with big rigs such as 18-wheelers, semis, tractor-trailers and tankards, their lives are at risk. Even the slightest error by a truck driver -- especially at a high rate of speed -- can be catastrophic. Trucking accidents often lead to fatalities and/or life-changing injuries.

Action to get unsafe truckers off the road often comes too late

Driving a commercial vehicle is a demanding job. Commercial truckers operate enormous, complicated vehicles and often spend long hours and days behind the wheel. While many are able to stay alert and safe on the road, there are some who go to dangerous -- and sometimes illegal -- lengths to keep themselves awake and on-the-job.

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