Mt. Juliet and Lebanon TN
Did you know that approximately 450,000 semi-truck accidents occur each year? And, of those, 4,237 resulted in at least one fatality (statistics reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). At the Law Office of Yancy Belcher, we don’t want to see you become another statistic. Prevention is your best defense, and knowledge is power. That’s why he came up with this list of the top causes of trucking accidents.
Cautions and Dangers
There are about 15.5 million trucks in the United States, with thousands of them on the road at any one time. The trucking industry is pivotal in providing needed goods all over the country. This heavy reliance on the trucking industry comes at a cost, however. High-pressure schedules, deadlines, and pressure from competing companies place high amounts of stress on a truck driver, who on average travels between 2,000 and 3,000 miles. All that time on the road, combined with stress and fatigue, leads to accidents.
Vehicular accidents happen, and the truck driver involved may not always be the cause.
However, tractor-trailer operators who are at fault usually commit one of the following eight mistakes:
- Poor training
- Fatigue and/or falling asleep at the wheel
- Improper or negligent maintenance of the vehicle
- Improper loading
- Aggressive driving
- Texting while driving
- Substance abuse
What if the worst has already happened?
If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries due to a trucking accident, it helps to understand your options and know where to turn next. We encourage you to contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Nashville who will represent your rights and fight for your case.
The trucking industry is big business—about $255 billion per year, currently, to be precise. If you’re involved in an accident with a trucker on the job, you may end up dealing with the representatives of a major corporation. These large companies hire expert attorneys who can overwhelm an average person. They may attempt tactics such as delays or offering extremely low settlements, meaning you may never heal properly from the incident. You need to have a professional lawyer who will fight for you.
Accident Injury Representation in Nashville
Yancy Belcher has the experience and the tenacity you need to go against a major trucking corporation. He has been practicing law for two decades and will fight for you through every step of the process, even going all the way to trial if necessary. If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident anywhere in the Nashville area, don’t merely settle for what the company is offering you. Don’t let them take advantage of you. Consult a qualified lawyer like Yancy Belcher today to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering. To schedule a free consultation with an accident attorney in Mt. Juliet, just call (615) 773-2889.
The Law Office of Yancy Belcher is proud to serve clients throughout the Nashville area, including Hermitage and Mt. Juliet in Tennessee.