With their massive size, high center of gravity and weighty cargo, semi-trucks require a longer stopping distance than passenger vehicles. Because it can be difficult to stop a tractor-trailer in a matter of seconds, many truck drivers choose to risk the lives of innocent drivers by running yellow or red traffic lights.
However, the same factors that make semi-trucks challenging to stop also make them dangerous to the occupants of passenger vehicles. If you were injured or a loved one died in a collision caused by a negligent truck driver, Chattanooga truck accident attorney Herbert Thornbury may be able to help you and your family recover the financial security you need to cope with medical costs and other related expenses.
Truck accidents historically result in more severe injuries than auto accidents. Common severe injuries caused by truck accidents include:
Truck accidents also result in a higher percentage of fatalities than collisions involving passenger vehicles. If a family member died in a truck accident caused by a negligent tractor-trailer driver, Mr. Thornbury may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking financial compensation on your behalf.
For more information about truck accidents, please see our Questions about Truck Accidents page.
If you were hurt or a family member was killed in a truck accident caused by a negligent driver, please contact Herbert Thornbury Attorney at Law to schedule your free case consultation. We welcome clients from the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee, area.