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  • Test Results Show the Dangers of Crashes Without Underride Guards

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 6, 2017

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released the results from their study looking at truck crashes where cars slid into side underride guards just two days after a serious crash in Murfreesboro, TN put the driver of a passenger vehicle in the hospital. Despite the timing, this was a previously scheduled release date for the data. The results provided by the IIHS showed that ...
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  • Causes of Summer Truck Tire Blowouts

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 8, 2016

    Summer weather is still in full swing now that September has started, and while it’s important to keep yourself protected from heat and sun-related injuries while outside, it’s even more important to pay attention to hazards on the road. One of the most dangerous problems you may face while driving is the risk of a truck’s tire bursting. While they can cause catastrophic collisions at any time, ...
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  • Truck Accident Statistics

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 22, 2016

    Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions on the highway, especially when they involve smaller vehicles. A fully loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds within regulation limits, which puts it at around 25 times the size of the average passenger car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [1] , 73,000 large trucks were involved in crashes that ...
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  • The Dangers of Overloaded and Improperly Loaded Trucks

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 30, 2016

    Commercial trucks enable companies to ship products all across the country, keeping the nation’s shelves and pantries stocked. A key part of the transportation process is the actual loading of the vehicles, and if that step isn’t done properly, it can lead to catastrophe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) details the proper method for loading a truck on its website, and ...
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  • Tennessee's Most Dangerous Driving Cities

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 14, 2016

    With the main summer months approaching fast, more cars will be hitting the roads. Whether you’re on the road for your daily commute, setting out for an anticipated vacation destination, embarking on an epic road trip, or just walking alongside it as a pedestrian, the increased traffic only makes the roads more dangerous. According to a 2014 report from the National Complete Streets Coalition ...
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  • Determining Fault in a Semi-Truck Accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, May 13, 2016

    A trucking accident can be devastating. Unfortunately, when these occur, the victims may be unsure of what they can do. This is because there are multiple parties who can be found at-fault in a semi-truck accident. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our Nashville trucking accident attorneys know who may be liable for the accident and against whom we may be able to action. Truck Driver When a driver ...
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  • FedEx Truck Driver Issued Citation for Driving Fatigued

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, May 6, 2016

    A FedEx semi-truck driver was issued a fatigue citation after being involved in a trucking accident involving roughly eight vehicles on the Interstate 24 West in Nashville. The crash resulted in significant delays and closed a portion of the road near Old Hickory Boulevard during the investigation by Tennessee Highway Patrol and Metro police. According to authorities, the FedEx truck collided with ...
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  • Truck Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 28, 2016

    At roughly 9:45 a.m. this morning, an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a TDOT truck occurred on Interstate 40 around the State Route 230 exit. According to the Hickman County EMA director, four people were injured and one person was killed as a result of the accident. Westbound lanes at mile marker 156 were shut down and the traffic was detoured through Exit 172 in Dickson. The semi-truck ...
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  • Hours of Service Rules & Drowsy Truck Drivers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 22, 2016

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration created the Hours of Service Regulations to protect both truck drivers and other vehicles on the road. Too often, drivers will violate these rules in order to meet their deadlines. However, when they do this, they risk making fatal mistakes caused by fatigue. When an individual is too tired to drive, he or she is not alert and cannot respond quickly ...
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  • Brief History of Tennessee State Route 840

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 5, 2016

    If you live in Nashville, it is hard to miss hearing about Tennessee State Route 840. 77.28 miles in length, the highway serves Dickson, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. With the recent construction efforts and reopening, more drivers opt to take the route. However, with the increase in traffic, particularly with commercial trucks, the highway generates more congestion that can lead to more ...
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  • 5 Tips for Driving Next to Big Rigs

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 15, 2016

    The road can be a dangerous place on a normal day. But when driving next to a big rig or commercial truck, it can feel like a scarier adventure. Big rigs have a right to be on the streets just like everyone else. However, because of their size and weight, if you get into an accident with one, it can lead to extensive damage, injuries, and even death. At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, we believe ...
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  • Resolve to Find the Best Legal Representation for Your Case This Year

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 8, 2016

    It can be difficult to truly enjoy the holidays and the New Year if you have been injured in an accident or due to medical malpractice . Rather than focus on the fun festivities and making plans for the new year, you probably have to deal with returning to basic health and mobility. It can be painful overcoming serious and catastrophic injuries . That is why we believe that one of your main New ...
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  • Good brakes keep Tennessee drivers safe

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 2, 2015

    Brake safety is crucial to keeping commercial vehicles safe while on the road. Therefore, Brake Safety Week was created to reach out to commercial vehicle drivers and owners as well as to increase enforcement of current laws. Between Sept. 6 and Sept. 12, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will team up with the Commerical Vehicle Safety Alliance for ...
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  • Samsung unveils "see through" truck technology

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 29, 2015

    Drivers in Tennessee often become nervous when they pull out to pass a semi-tractor trailer. The length of these vehicles makes passing maneuvers risky even at the best of times, and their height and width makes it difficult for drivers behind them who are thinking of passing to see the road ahead. The electronics company Samsung has developed an innovative system that may calm nerves and reduce ...
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  • Truck accident on I-75 claims 6 lives

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 29, 2015

    While it is possible that injuries could be the end result of any type of motor vehicle accident , when a tractor-trailer strikes another vehicle the outcome is often catastrophic. While some people end up with traumatic brain injuries or spinal injuries that change their lives forever, for others, the injuries are so severe that they lead to death. A truck accident that recently occurred in ...
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  • Truck and car collision kills 1

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 15, 2015

    According to law enforcement officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 21-year-old Smyrna woman was killed in a car and truck collision on April 14. The accident happened on State Route 840 around 7:40 a.m. in Smyrna. A 55-year-old man driving a big rig was driving in the fast lane when he reportedly lost control of his vehicle. He then ran off the road through the median and into the ...
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  • Large trucks and fatal accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jan 6, 2015

    Of the 1,379 vehicles involved in fatal accidents in Tennessee during 2012, 107 were large trucks. This figure represents nearly 3 percent of large trucks involved in such incidents throughout the nation during that year. While Tennessee's numbers aren't the highest, this data does indicate that there is certainly room to improve the state's safety strategies to obtain reduced accident numbers. ...
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  • 2 killed in Tennessee motor vehicle crash

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Dec 10, 2014

    A 29-year-old man and a 52-year-old man were killed on Dec. 2 after an accident that took place on Interstate 24 north of Nashville. According to authorities, the 29-year-old man was driving eastbound on I-24 at about 5 a.m. when his trailer crossed a grassy median and collided with a FedEx truck going westbound. When the two trucks collided, they both became engulfed in flames. Both drivers were ...
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  • Semi-truck crashes into Tennessee home, kills 1 woman

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Oct 14, 2014

    A 66-year-old Nashville woman suffered fatal injuries when a semi-truck crashed into her home on Oct. 8. The accident reportedly occurred in Donelson around 3:30 a.m while the woman was asleep in her bedroom. The driver of the semi-truck, a 34-year-old man who works for a Nashville trucking company, claims that the truck, which was loaded with 40,000 pounds of pumpkins, wobbled as he traveled down ...
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  • Tractor-trailer runs into TDOT truck, injures 2 workers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 10, 2014

    A tractor-trailer ran into a Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance truck on Sept. 4, sending two crewmembers to the hospital with injuries. The wreck happened on Interstate 24 near Manchester around 1:45 p.m. when traffic in the area was already congested due to an earlier accident in addition to the grass farther down the road being mowed. A pair of TDOT employees observed the ...
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  • Fiery, fatal crash closes I-75

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 3, 2014

    Two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 75 in Tennessee on Aug. 27 at around 3:15 p.m. The site of the accident was near Caryville in Campbell County. Tennessee Highway Patrol stated that a northbound semi crossed the median and crashed head-on into a southbound rig. All lanes of the interstate in both directions were closed following the incident. At first, it was thought that radioactive ...
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  • Man dies in fiery 3-truck collision on major freeway

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 31, 2014

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 24-year-old man died in a fiery multi-truck crash by mile marker 364 on Interstate 40 in Loudon County on July 29. No one else involved in the truck accident was injured. Highway authorities report that the accident happened around 6:30 a.m. when a 24-year-old man driving a tractor-trailer eastbound on the highway struck a Ford pickup truck from the ...
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  • Are crash-avoidance systems the key to limiting truck accidents?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jul 9, 2014

    Every year, it seems as though auto manufacturers are adding new features to vehicles in order to enhance driver experience. These features could include built-in GPS guidance or smartphone integration, but others focus on something more critical: safety. A recent report from the New York Times suggests that many large truck manufacturers are turning to the technology sometimes added to passenger ...
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  • Pain can persist -- even intensify -- months after a car accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, May 7, 2014

    Immediately after a truck accident , tending to medical needs should obviously be a top priority. Drivers and their passengers may be checked out by emergency medical technicians and potentially undergo further evaluation and treatment at a hospital. Of course, some medical conditions might obviously need attention. At the same time, however, other cases might not be so clear cut. According to a ...
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  • More can be done to prevent common types of trucking accidents

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 18, 2014

    On certain stretches of highway in Tennessee, commercial trucks might be ubiquitous. After all, tractor-trailer drivers cover thousands of miles every year in order to transport goods to stores for average consumers. Given how common these large vehicles are, truckers and their employers should do what is necessary to protect the safety of others on the road. In order to maintain safe roads, the ...
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