With expanding construction and energy development in the Chattanooga area, dump trucks are a common sight. Due to their massive size and weight, as well as the potentially hazardous cargo they carry, dump trucks are also extremely dangerous to the occupants of passenger vehicles when they are involved in an accident.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident involving a construction vehicle such as a dump truck or commercial vehicle such as a semi-truck, Chattanooga accident lawyer Herbert Thornbury may be able to help you and your family recover the compensation you need for medical expenses and other resulting damages.
Accidents involving large trucks such as dump trucks result in a significantly higher rate of severe injuries and death than auto accidents. Common injuries in truck accidents include:
As with most motor vehicle accidents, collisions involving dump trucks and commercial vehicles are typically the result of negligence by one of the involved drivers. Negligence in dump truck accidents may stem from:
- Overloaded cargo
- Unbalanced load
- Improperly secured cargo
- Reckless driving
- Inadequate maintenance
- Inadequate lights or safety warnings
If you were involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, please contact Herbert Thornbury Attorney at Law to schedule your free case consultation. We welcome clients from the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee, area.