Trucking Accidents

Highway Truck Accident Attorney in Nashville

High-Speed Tractor-Trailer Collisions on Highways and Interstates

Commercial trucks and tractor-trailers are by far the most dangerous vehicles on our roads, posing public safety threats to everyone from other truckers and passenger vehicles occupants to motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Through risks created by tractor-trailers exist on local roads, parking lots, and loading docks, they’re often increased substantially on highways.

As a law firm which has earned a reputation for successfully representing injured truck accident victims across Nashville and the state of Tennessee, Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge is all too familiar with the devastating repercussions of trucking wrecks which occur on highways. By leveraging our experience in this field, we work to hold negligent trucking companies, truck drivers, and other at-fault parties accountable for causing preventable harm – and financially liable for the damages our clients suffered.

Why Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge?

  • Fighting for clients across Nashville, Tennessee, and beyond since 1977.
  • A proven record in complex commercial truck accident cases.
  • Voted among the nation’s “Best Law Firms” in Personal Injury by U.S. News.
  • Over 100 years’ combined experience, and decades of commitment to our community.

Have a highway truck accident case to discuss? Our firm is available 24 hours a day to help. Call (615) 933-2893 to request your free consultation, or contact us online.

Tractor-Trailer Highway Accidents: Increased Risks

Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, commercial tractor-trailers are hazards nearly everywhere. However, they’re even more dangerous on highways, interstates, and other busy thoroughfares where more traffic and higher speeds create increased risks for wrecks and devastating outcomes. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency tasked with overseeing trucking safety, notes many of the country’s most disastrous trucking accidents occur on freeways and interstates – including highways like I-40, I-24, I-75, and other major arteries which span the state of Tennessee.

Highway trucking accidents pose increased risks for devastating outcomes, including elevated risks for:

  • Catastrophic injuries – Victims of highway trucking accidents are more likely to suffer serious injuries than those involved in slower-speed wrecks which take place on local roads. These include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage and paralysis, amputation, and other serious physical injuries capable of causing more pain and suffering, long-term or life-altering consequences, and considerable financial and emotional losses.
  • Fatal trucking accidents – Nearly a third of fatal trucking accidents occur on highways and interstates, and over half on roads defined as “major roads,” according to the FMCA. That’s because highways tend to have more vehicles, higher speed limits, and commercial trucks engaged in longer hauls than minor roads, among other risk-heightening factors.
  • Other damages – Serious injuries or the tragic loss of life are not the only damages victims and families may suffer as a result of highway trucking wrecks. They’re also at risk of experiencing more substantial damages involving medical expenses, lost wages or diminished earning abilities, permanent disabilities or disfigurement, and other various economic and non-economic damages.

Holding At-Fault Parties Accountable

Highway trucking accidents pose greater risks to victims as a result of both issues unique to these roadways, and elevated dangers created by negligent trucking operators, truckers, and others who violate safety regulations or fail to take proper steps for reducing risks of preventable wrecks. These additional risks may involve:

The objective behind any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit arising from a trucking wreck is to hold the at-fault party accountable for the harm victims suffered. Accomplishing this goal, however, is no easy task, and often requires meticulous investigation and accident reconstruction, considerable knowledge of trucking regulations, and the necessary resources to take on trucking companies and insurance corporations that aggressively defend against claims, dispute or deny liability, and do whatever it takes to pay victims as little as possible.

A Proven Tennessee Truck Accident Law Firm

Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge is a Nashville-based personal injury law firm that has earned a reputation for our work handling complex truck, tractor-trailer, and commercial vehicle accident cases. If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking collision on any major highway or regional road, our nationally recognized attorneys are available to help you better understand your rights and options for pursuing the compensation you deserve. Contact us to request a free review of your case.

Why Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge?

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

Verdicts & Settlements

Our dedication to our clients and our determination to seek justice have lead our firm to record-setting victories. Learn more about some of our most notable cases.

See Our Past Victories
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Tell Us About Your Case

To schedule a detailed consultation with one of our Nashville personal injury lawyers about medical malpractice, a catastrophic accident, or wrongful death, contact our office today. Let us put our team of respected legal professionals, independent investigators, and medical experts to work on your case immediately.

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