Truck Accidents

Representing Truck Accident Victims in Eastern Tennessee

When truck drivers and their employers violate truck safety laws in order to increase their profits, they are putting the lives of innocent people at risk. Truck drivers usually walk away from accidents involving cars. It is the driver and any passengers in the car who pay the price.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a semi truck, the lawyers at the Piper Law Office will hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable. Jack W. Piper Jr. has represented truck accident victims in Knoxville and the surrounding geographic area, including accidents that occurred on I-40, I-75, Kingston Pike, Chapman Highway and other roadways that have heavy truck traffic in eastern Tennessee.

Who Was At Fault in the Truck Accident?

To recover damages in a truck accident case, there must be something that the driver or trucking company did or failed to do that caused the accident. Secondly, there must be a link (called proximate cause) between truck driver or trucking negligence and your injury.

Examples of the ways truck drivers put other people’s lives at risk include:

  • Driving too long without taking required rest breaks
  • Driving with overloaded or improperly loaded trailers
  • Failing to maintain a trucks safety equipment such as lights, brakes and tires
  • Truck speeding or unsafe passing

Prompt investigation is needed to preserve evidence of truck driver and trucking company negligence. Important evidence such as the driver logbook may be destroyed if your lawyer does not request that these items be preserved.

To protect your rights, you should contact the Piper Law Office as soon as possible after your truck accident. A lot can be at stake in your personal injury or wrongful death claim. We will address all of the losses which flow from your injury, including pain and suffering, lost income, loss of future earnings or earning capacity, medical bills that may be accumulating, and any degree of permanent disability you suffer.

 

Jack W. Piper, Jr. has the legal experience and determination to achieve the result you want. Contact the Piper Law Office today to learn how we can help you.