Jackson, TN

The city of Jackson is located in west-central Tennessee and has a population of approximately 63,200 making it the seventh largest city in the state. Jackson is the county seat for Madison County. Jackson is home to Jackson State Community College, Lambuth University, Lane College and Union University. Interstate 40 (I-40), US 45 and US 70 are the main trucking routes that run through Jackson. I-40 is the third largest east-west highway in the United States running from southern California to North Carolina. In Tennessee, I-40 travels northeast across the entire state passing through Memphis, Jackson, Clarksburg, Nashville, Cookeville and Knoxville and continues traveling east into North Carolina. US 45 is a north-south highway that runs from Michigan to Alabama. US 45E and US 45W enter Tennessee in the northwest corner of the state and travel southeast through Union City, Martin and Rutherford before joining one another (US 45) in Jackson and continuing southeast through Medon, Selmer and Ramer and then entering into Mississippi. US 70 is an east-west highway that runs from east-central Arizona to eastern North Carolina. US 70 enters Tennessee in the southwestern part of the state and travels northeast through Brownsville, Jackson, Huntingdon, Nashville, Cookeville and Knoxville and continues northeast into North Carolina. McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport provides air services to the city of Jackson.

Recent Truck Accidents in the Area

On May 3, 2011 – Tenn. 100

A truck driver from Parsons, Tennessee died  as a result of his 18-wheeler colliding head on with another tractor-trailer in the city of Henderson, Tennessee according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Timothy Thomas, 41, was headed west on Tenn. 100 when his tractor-trailer swerved to avoid traffic stopped at the Wilson School Road intersection and struck an eastbound tractor-trailer driven by Abram Thiessen, 26. Thomas was killed in the crash, and Thiessen was injured.

Truck-on-truck accidents: These kinds of accidents are common. On any major trucking route, there are numerous tractor-trailers within a close proximity of each other. If a truck driver makes an error in judgment and loses control of his tractor-trailer, it is difficult for other tractor-trailers to move quickly to avoid the runaway vehicle. It is imperative that truck drivers keep a diligent lookout for stopped traffic ahead of them and manage space around them to keep their vehicle under control, especially in areas of high truck traffic where other tractor-trailers may be in the vicinity. Unfortunately, truck-on-truck accidents often result in fatalities or catastrophic injuries because of the size and velocity of these vehicles. We have handled a number of truck on truck accidents. You can view our case results by clicking here.

Tennessee Law

Interstate trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSR”), including trucking operations, driver qualifications, hours of service, maintenance of equipment, insurance, and alcohol and drug testing. Tennessee also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the State of Tennessee and do not cross state lines. Tennessee has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Tennessee law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum liability insurance coverage in the amount of $300,000 if the gross vehicle weight is 26,000 lbs or less and $750,000 if the vehicle weighs over 26,000 lbs.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a trucking accident, you should contact a trucking attorney at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC as soon as possible to make sure that evidence is preserved and not destroyed by the trucking company. You can contact us by calling 877-591-1801 or clicking here to email us.

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