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Solar eclipse may lead to increase in truck accidents

Distracted motorists are a growing concern for Knoxville truckers. Many people assume that trucks operate like passenger cars. They do not realize that these vehicles take much more work and time to operate. Sudden reductions in speed and stops often prove catastrophic. Commercial vehicles carry heavy loads and are at risk of colliding with motorists and falling over. Truck accidents are not always the fault of the operators. Sometimes, it is the motorists who are to blame. 

How can I stay safe on the roads during the school season?

Summer vacation has come to an end for students in Knoxville. Now that it is time for them to go back to school, you may notice that the roads are more congested than usual. More traffic means you will need to get used to new driving habits and patterns. It also means there is a higher risk of car accidents. According to Edmunds.com, school season car accidents are more likely to occur in school zones, especially during the afternoon. Contributing factors include distracted pedestrians and drivers, motorists disregarding school zone signs and school buses. 

Driving errors and bad habits leading cause of vehicle accidents

Many motorists in Knoxville are not aware that some of their bad habits are contributing causes to motor vehicle accidents. There are many other factors that increase the risk of car and motorcycle accidents. However, many common driving errors are made when drivers misbehave while operating their vehicles. Many vehicles are equipped with technology and advanced safety features that embolden many vehicle operators to exhibit risky behaviors. According to NPR.org, during the first half of 2016, 18,000 motorists died in fatal collisions.” 

Who can I sue if I am hurt in a truck accident?

The mere thought of being involved in a collision with a truck while driving on the roads in Knoxville is frightening. When you think about how large trucks are, the weight of the loads they carry, speed and other factors, the fact that you are still alive after such an ordeal is amazing. Because of the accident, you may find yourself stressing about how you will pay your medical expenses, household bills and other financial obligations since your injuries are so severe that you cannot return to work. You may also be wondering who you can sue for compensation to help lighten the financial burden and stress you are under. 

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