Between 1994 and 2007, Tennessee saw nearly 1,800 large truck accidents that resulted in fatalities — an annual average of 128 Tennessee truck accidents with deadly results. These Tennessee truck accident statistics paint a sobering picture of the terrible damage such accidents cause on our roads.

We at The Sexton Law Firm have many years of experience supporting victims of Tennessee truck accidents. This kind of focused litigation has required us to become intimately familiar with horrific Tennessee road accidents involving commercial motor vehicles and understanding what caused them.

Trucking Accident Statistics

Between 2003 and 2008, a report from the Tennessee state government noted that:

  • Cellphone use was listed as a contributing factor in 3,560 Tennessee truck accidents.
  • The period of day during which you are mostly likely to find yourself involved in a Tennessee truck accident is between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (The time of day with the fewest accidents was 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.)
  • A total of 1,288 truck accidents involved alcohol or drugs.
  • The worst year for fatal Tennessee truck accidents during this period was 2006, which saw 152.

Mechanical Defects Cause Many Truck Accidents

A 2006-2007 compilation by the Tennessee state government revealed that many truck accidents involved equipment failure. The leading vehicle defects involved in these accidents were those involving:

  • Wheels/tires
  • Truck body
  • Truck doors or hood
  • Safety belts
  • Signal lights
  • Brake systems
  • Trailer hitch

Other common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • High winds
  • Icy roads
  • Improperly balanced loads
  • Road rage
  • Speeding
  • Wet roads

Contact A Tennessee Truck Accident Attorney

The Tennessee truck accident attorneys at The Sexton Law Firm have decades of experience and will litigate your Tennessee truck accident lawsuit with the dedication to assist you with every step of the legal process.

Serious injuries and death often result from truck crashes. If this happens to you or someone you love, make sure that you find a reliable Tennessee truck accident lawyer to represent you. His or her experience will help ensure that you obtain the strongest possible Tennessee truck accident settlement or verdict.

To better serve the eastern Tennessee area, we maintain offices in Knoxville and Mount Juliet. Contact us for a confidential consultation or call us today at 865-297-5242.