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Causes of Truck Accidents

Experienced Nashville lawyer who knows how to win

There’s no telling when the driver behind an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer barreling down the road is going to make a wrong move and cause a terrible truck accident.

The Law Office of Eric Beasley has helped thousands of clients in the Nashville area during more than 20 years of practice. Attorney Eric Beasley knows that there’s many ways an accident with an 18-wheeler can happen:

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    • Someone can be walking down Broadway and get hit by an overloaded and out-of-control semi.
    • Someone can be driving down I-65 and get rear-ended by a distracted trucker operating a fully loaded big rig.
    • A driver can be taking the Donelson Pike off-ramp from I-40 after a long day at work and suddenly have a rollover truck accident in front of them because the truck driver hit the curve too fast.

    None of these accidents are the victim’s fault, but that’s who is going to pay the highest price. If you were hurt in truck crash, you can be left with devastating injuries that have a significant impact on your life. You deserve financial compensation. Having an experienced attorney on your side can make a big difference.

    Fighting for the injured

    Whether your truck accident was caused by distracted driving or brake failure, it’s important to hold negligent parties accountable. After a devastating crash, it would be great if the insurance companies treated you fairly, but you can’t count on that. The insurance companies will try to pay you as little as possible. They may even try to blame you for the accident

    You need someone on your side fighting for you, and only you, after your accident. The Law Office of Eric Beasley has been successfully representing truck accident and other personal injury victims in Tennessee for decades.

    Attorney Beasley was born in Tennessee and has a passion for working with fellow Tennesseans. Our firm has won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients who needed the money so they could heal, restore property broken or destroyed in the crash, cover future medical expenses related to their accidents, and avoid catastrophic debt.

    10 common factors behind 18-wheeler accidents

    There are about ten common factors that cause tractor-trailer accidents, according to federal research:

    • Overweight/overloaded truck
    • Making an illegal maneuver
    • Inadequate surveillance/training
    • Speeding or otherwise traveling too fast for road conditions
    • Inattention/distracted driving
    • Following too close/tailgating
    • Misjudgment of gap or other’s speed
    • Missing a required stop, like at a crosswalk
    • External distractions
    • Brake problems

    About a dozen other factors were identified as often being associated with truck accidents including tire problems, fatigue, aggressive driving, being in a hurry, personal problems, cargo shifts, illness, and drug and alcohol use. Trucker decisions were often the cause of crashes compared to equipment failure or weather.

    We will fight for your rights

    Whatever caused the crash, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Our firm can investigate your crash to find evidence of negligence. We are determined to help you recover compensation. We know Tennessee. We know how to build a winning case. We can get you the results you need and deserve.

    Attorney Beasley has a longstanding reputation for being honest, fair and hard-working. It's this kind of dedication that has led to referrals from former clients and fellow attorneys. Contact us to schedule a free case consultation. We will help you make sense of your accident and look at all your legal options.

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