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Knoxville lawyers holding negligent truck companies accountable

Last week on the blog we discussed how truck drivers' untreated medical conditions can lead to serious truck accidents that leave victims injured. Sadly, this problem is all too common yet represents a small portion of all truck-related negligence cases. Negligence can take many forms, from intoxicated and sleepy truck drivers, to improperly maintained trucks. If negligence causes injuries, a victim may be able to recover compensation from not only the trucker who caused the accident, but also the truck company for which he or she works.

An untreated medical condition can cause a truck accident

Every day, hundreds of semi-trucks move in and out of Tennessee. While these massive vehicles provide a significant public service by moving goods across the state and the country, they can also be extraordinarily dangerous. A truckers who is fatigued, intoxicated, or otherwise negligent behind the wheel can cause a devastating truck accident that leaves victims with damages that can affect them for the rest of their lives. In an attempt to prevent these wrecks, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has implemented a number of safety regulations with regard to trucking.

Smartphone use increases the risk of a car accident

Most people in Tennessee are well aware of the ever-increasing presence of technology in our lives. Although easy access to the internet and quick communication can be beneficial, these technological advances can also prove dangerous. This is especially true for those who attempt to use personal technology while driving. Whether a motorist tries to text and drive, surf the web on a smart phone, or adjust a radio or mp3 player, their attention is taken from the road. Even if it only seems like a moment, depending on the vehicle's speed, significant distances can pass while the driver's attention is distracted.

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