Truck drivers have a responsibility to themselves and others to safely share the road with other vehicles.
Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Johnson City truck accident attorney Mac Meade said today that a recent news story detailing the long-term consequences of a truck accident serves as a reminder of the danger that fatigued, impaired, and otherwise distracted truck drivers pose on the road.
According to Knoxnews.com (“Trooper forgives trucker who nearly killed him,” August 19), a Tennessee Highway Patrol sergeant nearly lost his life after a March 2012 crash with a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel and veered off the road, striking the trooper as he was parked alongside the road.
“Truck drivers have a responsibility to themselves and others to safely share the road with other vehicles. Regardless of whether they’re fatigued, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or distracted while behind the wheel, truck drivers who cause accidents must be held accountable,” said Meade, who represents victims of negligence in the Tri-cities area. “The trucking company that employs the driver also may be liable in an accident.”
The Knoxnews.com article reports that the trooper has spent over a year undergoing physical rehabilitation for the severe injuries he suffered in the accident, which happened as he sat alongside Interstate 40/75 in eastern Tennessee.
In addition, the Knoxnews.com story said that the trucker admitted to continuing his run in the face of extreme fatigue, splashing water on his face to stay awake. He stayed at the scene of the accident to aid law enforcement and emergency officials in pulling the trooper from the wreckage.
“While we applaud the truck driver’s decision to admit fault for the crash, this accident serves as a reminder of the long-term effects that a truck accident could have on its victims,” said Meade, a truck accident lawyer in Johnson City. “When an accident occurs after truck driver acts in a negligent manner, or when a trucking company disobeys regulations and intimidates drivers into covering extra miles before the end of their shift, they may be held liable for the victim’s losses. Personal injury lawyers can help victims and their families pursue compensation and closure.”
About Meade Injury Law Group
Serving clients throughout the Tennessee, the personal injury lawyers at the Meade Injury Law Group have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injury victims. The law firm focuses on a wide variety of cases, including workers compensation, car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, products liability, premises liability and other personal injury cases. Attorney Mac Meade and his colleagues work on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing if you don’t win. Meade Injury Law Group is located at 215 North Boone Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.
For more information on what to do if you’re a victim of a truck accident in Tennessee, call 1-800-993-1802 for a free case evaluation.
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