Experienced Attorneys Helping You after a Tennessee Truck Accident Caused by Reckless Driving
Tough advocacy for Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Seymour, and Sevierville truck accident victims and families
Reckless drivers need to be held accountable for their irresponsible conduct. It is bad enough when truck accidents happen due to careless or negligent behavior. Reckless behavior is worse because while everyone makes mistakes, nobody should intentionally or irresponsibly ignore common safety laws. Tennessee allows victims and the families of victims the right to bring punitive damage claims for reckless conduct, meaning claimants can demand more than just compensation for lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Plaintiffs can also demand that defendants pay an extra sum to punish them for their reckless behavior and to help deter reckless drivers and companies from future misconduct.
At Delius & McKenzie, PLLC, our Sevierville truck accident lawyers understand the signs of reckless behavior and how to prove truck drivers and truck companies were irresponsible. We have been helping Eastern Tennessee residents get help in court for more than 20 years. Our lawyers have obtained large jury verdicts and insurance settlements for many of our clients, including cases where we have obtained million-dollar plus results.
Signs of reckless truck driving
The way an accident happens is often a key factor in showing the driver was reckless. Reckless conduct can also be shown by examining inspection records and by showing the driver or company disobeyed federal or state law. Reckless conduct often causes more severe injuries or death because the other driver simply has no time to react. Truck drivers tend to drive recklessly because they have to meet strict deadlines. Some take chances out of sheer boredom.
Some of the types of reckless behavior our Sevierville reckless truck driving attorneys bring claims for include:
- Crossing into another lane
- Violating a local traffic law
- Drunk driving
- Driving while under the influence of narcotics
- Distracted driving
- Driving a vehicle with an excessive load
- Failing to conduct a mandated inspection
- Road rage
Truck companies can also be considered reckless if they fail to monitor or train their drivers. They can also be reckless if they purposefully or repeatedly fail to follow safety and inspection laws. Our attorneys help you determine who is at fault for your accident and if reckless behavior was involved.
Contact a skilled Sevierville attorney after a truck accident caused by reckless driving
If you have been involved in a crash with a truck and suspect reckless driving is the cause, do not hesitate to get help from a dedicated Sevierville truck accident lawyer at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC. For answers to your questions and to begin the road to recovery and justice, please call us at 865-280-3686 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent clients in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Seymour, and throughout Tennessee.