Truck accidents can be caused by many factors, including negligent or careless actions of a truck driver and inadequate rest stop policies by the employer trucking company. Poor weather conditions only exacerbate a bad situation, leading to serious and often deadly truck accidents.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Causes of truck wrecks can include:
- Drunk driving
- Drug use
- Changing lanes
- Weather conditions
- Faulty tires/brakes
- Sleeping-at-the-wheel/driver fatigue
- Failure to take appropriate number of rests
- Truck maintenance negligence
- Employer negligence due to inadequate scheduling/policies
Many times not only is the truck driver negligent but his or her employer is also responsible, due to inadequate scheduling policies leading to driver fatigue. Other failures of an employer such as negligent supervision of drug or alcohol use by a driver can also lead to serious accidents.
Truck Crashes and Serious Injuries
When semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles are involved in an accident, serious injuries often result. These injuries can include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, paraplegia and quadriplegia. Life-changing injuries require years of rehabilitation and care. If your loved one has died as result of their injuries, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.
The process of birth and delivery is intrinsically dangerous to both mother and child. It is precisely because of this inherent danger that doctors, nurses and hospital staff must take the most stringent precautions for the safety of mothers and babies in the delivery process.
When medical professionals fail to take proper precautions in the birth and delivery process, serious injuries can result, including:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic encephalopathy (brain disease)
- Pregnancy induced hyper tension (preeclampsia)
The most common error that is made by doctors and nurses is a failure to recognize and properly respond to signs of fetal distress. Through careful testing and monitoring of the mother, medical professionals can prevent many forms of birth injury.
Because the process of delivery is complicated and injuries do occur in some cases even in the absence of negligence, proving a birth injury claim is difficult. To improve your chance of successful recovery, it is critical that you retain an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling medical malpractice claims. We carefully screen cases to limit our caseload and pursue only meritorious claims. We are respected in the legal community because we do not pursue frivolous claims. We believe strongly that our experience and our reputation are strong assets to the clients we serve.
When we do choose to take a case, we aggressively pursue maximum compensation. As experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, we have the ability to handle your case with the highest degree of competence and care.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. While mesothelioma is not curable, early diagnosis and timely treatment can significantly ease the symptoms and prolong life. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to explore your legal options. You may be able to obtain compensation for your many hardships, including medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering.
We represent people with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. We understand that time is very important to our clients. Our Tennessee mesothelioma lawyers work in a timely manner to help our clients achieve the compensation they need and deserve.
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Facts
Virtually all cases of mesothelioma can be linked to asbestos exposure. When asbestos particles are inhaled or ingested, they can get lodged in the mesothelium — a thin, protective membrane that lines the lungs and other internal organs.
The symptoms of mesothelioma do not appear until 20-30 years or more after initial exposure. The two major forms of mesothelioma are:
- Pleural mesothelioma: Affecting the lining of the lungs, symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include difficulty breathing, fluid buildup in the lungs, persistent cough and shortness of breath.
- Peritoneal mesothelioma: Affecting the lining of the stomach and abdomen, peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting and anemia.
If you suffer from mesothelioma, you may wonder how you were exposed to asbestos. Our attorneys are adept at uncovering the root causes of asbestos exposure and have successfully handled numerous asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. We can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.