Nashville Unsafe Lane Change Attorney
Truck Accidents Caused by Unsafe Lane Changes
One way in which truck drivers cause accidents is by making unsafe lane changes. Big rig trucks have much larger blind spots than other vehicles on the road, and drivers must exercise caution above and beyond that required of a passenger car driver when changing lanes. Learning to make safe lane changes and checking the blind spot is part of the training requirements for truck drivers.
Nevertheless, some truck drivers become hurried and impatient as they are pressured to adhere to strict and sometimes unrealistic deadlines, and they change lanes aggressively, attempting to cover more ground in less time. In addition to haste and impatience, driver distraction, fatigue, and/or impairment may factor into this type of negligent driving behavior.
Types of Unsafe Lane Changes
Types of unsafe lane changes include
- Failing to signal
- Changing lanes in an intersection
- Changing lanes at an excessive speed
- Failing to check blind spot before making a lane change
Why You Must Have an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a truck driver making an unsafe lane change, you will need to hire a Tennessee truck accident lawyer with years of experience representing clients with injury claims against trucking companies and drivers.
Truck accidents can be a lot more complicated than regular passenger car collisions. Trucking companies and their drivers are bound by federal and state regulations regarding driver training, inspection and maintenance of trucks, amount of liability coverage, and more. Injuries are typically severe and life changing because of the vastly greater weight of the truck as compared to a passenger vehicle. In addition, some trucking companies have dedicated mitigation teams that begin to try to obscure evidence of driver or company liability when accidents occur. For the best outcome, engage the services of the most experienced and highly-rated truck accident lawyer you can find.
Nashville Truck Accident Attorney
Phillip Miller is a Nashville truck accident lawyer with 30 years of experience representing victims of driver and trucking company negligence in their fight to recover fair compensation for their injuries. He is a nationally board-certified civil trial lawyer and one of a very small percentage of U.S. attorneys designated a Super Lawyer. He consistently scores the highest possible ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers and AVVO, reflecting the high esteem in which he is held by clients and professional colleagues alike.
Phillip has recovered millions of dollars for grateful clients, allowing them to pick up the pieces of their lives following catastrophic accidents on the highway. He is thoroughly familiar with state and local trucking regulations and understands how trucking companies operate when an accident occurs. He has the resources to investigate and to call upon expert witnesses, including traffic safety experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and medical professionals to assist in proving liability and damages.
Time Limits Apply
If you or a loved one has been injured by a truck making an unsafe lane change or engaging in other negligent driving behaviors, Phillip Miller & Associates can help. Call today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
The personal injury attorneys at Miller & Associates will front all the costs of preparing your case, and you won’t pay us anything until your settlement check comes in.
In Tennessee, you have a very limited amount of time in which to file a lawsuit following an accident with a truck. To avoid losing your legal right to a recovery, call as soon as you possibly can. If your condition prevents you from coming to our office, we’ll come to see you in the hospital or your home.