According to the Claiborne Progress, a tractor-trailer turned on its side due to an oversized load near Springdale, Tennessee, on June 20, 2011.Â When the tractor-trailer was rounding a curve on Highway 35 East, its load shifted, causing the vehicle to turn over on its side.Â The trailer took out over 200 feet of guardrail on the highway before it finally came to a stop.Â The Claiborne County Sherriffâ€™s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Claiborne County EMS, and Springdale Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident to tow the tractor-trailer and clean up the road.Â Fortunately, the driver of the tractor-trailer only suffered minor scratches on his arm.
Tractor-trailers, due to their large size, can pose danger to other drivers on Tennessee highways when improper loading occurs. When a commercial truck driver flips or turns over, the accident can produce devastating results, including spinal cord damage, fractured vertebrae, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and wrongful death.Â While no injuries occurred as a result of the accident near Springdale, most trucking accidents are accompanied by devastating injuries. If you have been hit and injured by a tractor-trailer, commercial truck, or big rig on Interstate 40, Interstate 240, or Interstate 55, call the Tennessee trucking accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 to discuss your case with one of our experienced and skilled lawyers.
NST lawyers have knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the rules truck drivers in Tennessee and other states are required to follow.Â These rules limit the number of daily on-duty hours for drivers, require truck drivers to keep detailed driving logs of their schedules and hours, and prohibit truck drivers from operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Â The trucking accident lawyers at NST Law know how to prove a truck driver violated one of these rules at the time of the crash.Â For example, NST lawyers can retain trucking industry experts to examine the driverâ€™s logbook or analyze a drug test.
If a truck driver violated federal regulations or state law at the time of the accident, the driver could be considered negligent.Â By proving negligence, NST Law can help a client recover maximum compensation the injuries he or she sustained in the wreck.Â NST utilizes the services of various experts to help clients obtain maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability. NST lawyers can retain economic experts to document medical bills and project the cost of future surgeries, rehabilitation, and medication expenses.Â In addition, Team NST can consult with vocational economists to compute lost wages and diminished earning capacity.Â NST lawyers also know how to fight for damages for the pain and suffering a client experiences as a result of a being in a traumatic crash.
To speak to a Memphis trucking accident attorney at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, call NST today at 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee and has over twenty years experience handling trucking accidents involving severe injuries in Memphis and Shelby County.Â Let a Team NST lawyer answer your questions and help develop a plan that leads you to recovering every dollar you are legally entitled to in your case.