Tractor-trailers are massive, weighing up to 80,000 lbs. when fully loaded. Driving alongside one of these behemoths can be intimidating. But as the economy continues to grow in Tennessee and across the United States, more commercial trucks will be needed to ship goods across the country. Since tractor-trailers are so big, motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers have a high chance of being serious or fatal.
Details of recent crash involving tractor-trailer
Recently in Clarksville, multiple injuries were reported in an accident involving multiple tractor-trailers and vehicles. The crash happened at night in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 near mile marker 13. According to reports, a tractor-trailer jack-knifed near mile marker 13 and sparked a chain-reaction crash.
Authorities said multiple people were injured. However, there was no word on the extent of the injuries. Police reported an additional pileup near mile marker 15 that involved at least five vehicles. Reports said winter weather may have played a role in the crashes.
What can victims do in the aftermath of an accident?
These days, it seems like tractor-trailers and other large commercial trucks are everywhere. Tractor-trailers may be one of the most efficient ways to ship goods and merchandise throughout the country, but they are also some of the most dangerous vehicles on our roadways. Anyone in Tennessee who suffers injury or the loss of a loved one due to negligence in motor vehicle accidents has the right to speak with an attorney and pursue legal recourse. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed financial relief to help with any documented monetary losses that resulted from the accident.