Almost everyone who has driven on the roadways in Tennessee has probably come across a logging truck at some point or another. Those trucks serve an important purpose for a variety of industries, but that doesn’t mean they are always safe to drive near on the roads. Logging truck accidents can cause serious injuries when the accident involves a passenger vehicle, pedestrian, motorcycle or bicycle. The severity of the injuries is something you can probably imagine when you consider how large logging trucks are and how heavy they can be, especially when they are loaded down.
Accidents involving logging trucks can take a variety of forms. The accident might be one in which the logging truck hits another vehicle. It might happen if a piece of timber slips off the back of the truck or goes barreling off the front of the truck. It might happen if the load spills from the side of the truck. In each of those cases, a vehicle that is struck by the truck or by logs will likely be damaged. The occupants of the vehicle might suffer from serious injuries that require costly medical care.
People who are injured in an accident with a logging truck have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. Oftentimes, this means spending time checking logbooks for the driver, investigating maintenance records and determining what might have caused the accident. We know that you probably don’t want to do that when you are healing from the accident. From doing the investigative work to moving through the court process, we can help you as you seek compensation.