Causes of Truck Wrecks

We know how to determine causes of tractor trailer accidents

Truck accidents happen all too often in eastern Tennessee — and for any number of reasons. At Meade Law Group, we are committed to helping Tennesseans injured in any type of trucking accident. If you were seriously injured or sustained significant property damage, contact our firm for a free consultation. An experienced attorney can work aggressively to make sure you get the full compensation you are entitled to receive.

The following are a few common causes of trucking accidents:

  • Truckers who are speeding
  • Truckers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Truckers who have failed to receive proper training
  • Mechanically unsound trucks or trucks operating with malfunctioning equipment such as poor tires, broken lights or brakes.
  • Trailers that are overloaded

A truck driver who is driving recklessly may be responsible for causing an accident, but the driver’s company may also be liable. Drivers typically face tremendous pressure to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible. The company may expect the driver to reach the destination in an unreasonable amount of time.

Trucking companies also may be negligent for failing to keep a commercial vehicle in proper running order. A trucker who sends or reads text messages behind the wheel is in violation of federal law which bans texting for truckers and bus drivers.

We have the experience you need to determine who is responsible for your trucking accident.

Contact a truck accident attorney

Contact a truck accident attorney today. We are prepared to analyze your potential truck accident case and provide an honest assessment. At Meade Law Group, we are dedicated to helping personal injury victims in Tennessee. Please get in touch with us for your free consultation.


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