According to WBIR Knoxville, a 78-year-old man died in Kingston, Tennessee, after he drove underneath a tractor-trailer on April 19, 2011.Â That night, the deceased was traveling south on Highway 58 in a Chevrolet when a tractor-trailer pulled out of a nearby parking lot.Â The tractor-trailer, also heading southbound on Highway 58, crossed both southbound traffic lanes and into the path of the deceasedâ€™s car.Â The deceased then drove under the trailer and died as a result.
Parking lots are often located in areas frequently traveled by vehicles.Â Therefore, it is extremely important for tractor-trailer truck drivers to exercise caution when pulling out of parking lots in order to avoid colliding with a smaller private-passenger vehicle.Â If you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident in Tennessee, call the Tennessee trucking accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 for a free consultation on your case.Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, also known as NST Law, has represented trucking accident victims in Tennessee for over twenty years, handling cases involving accidents on Interstate 40, Interstate 240, Interstate 55, and Interstate 24.Â Trucking accident cases can be complex because big rig and commercial truck drivers are often subject to Tennessee and federal safety regulations. For example, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) mandate safety requirements when operating these types of vehicles, such as limiting the maximum number of hours that a person can drive a tractor-trailer on the road and prohibiting the use of alcohol or drugs by a driver while on duty. At NST Law, our trucking accident lawyers are familiar with these regulations and can consult with experts to determine if a truck driver violated any regulations at the time of the crash.Â NST lawyers also begin investigating a trucking accident as soon as possible.Â NST Law may retain investigators to document evidence from the scene of the accident or reconstruction specialists to recreate the accident.Â Combining knowledge of Tennessee trucking laws with the use of experts allows NST lawyers to prove negligence, helping clients recover maximum compensation.
Fatal trucking accidents can also come with medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, costs that can be passed on to surviving family members and loved ones.Â NST lawyers can retain medical experts to prove a victimâ€™s cause of death, economic experts to document medical bills, and vocational economists to compute lost wages.Â NST lawyers utilize these resources to fight for clients to obtain every dollar they are legally entitled to.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee dedicated to protecting the rights of trucking accident victims in Tennessee.Â NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville and handles trucking accident cases throughout Tennessee.Â To speak to a Tennessee Tractor Trailer Truck Accident Attorney, call the attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz today at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.