Causes of Truck Accidents in Nashville

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. But, filing a claim requires determining who was responsible for your accident. At Ponce Law, We know the common causes of truck accidents in Nashville and how to deal with each case. Our proactive semi-truck collision attorneys can gather the evidence needed to create a strong claim on your behalf.

We’re here to advocate for your rights after your truck accident. Call us at 615-235-0272 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or fill out a free initial consultation form to get the legal help you deserve today.


Three common causes of semi-truck crashes in Nashville include:

1. Truck Driver Error

Truck drivers must be well-trained and well-rested when behind the wheel. But some truck drivers are inexperienced — while others may drive while sleep-deprived, distracted, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These are all factors for driver error, which can lead to serious accidents.

2. Poor Truck Maintenance

Tractor trailers, dump trucks, and box trucks need frequent maintenance to stay safe on the road. Often, trucking companies may neglect to maintain their trucks to increase profits and decrease downtimes. If a single part of a truck’s brakes, engine, transmission, or other equipment fails, the truck may become uncontrollable and cause a major accident.

3. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Violations

The FMCSA specifies how much weight trucks can carry and how many hours drivers can travel without rest. Sometimes, trucking companies overload trucks or place unrealistic timelines on drivers to increase profits, which can lead to multi-car pileups and serious injuries.

Many factors can contribute to semi-truck accidents in Nashville. Our diligent truck accident lawyers can investigate to determine who was responsible. We’ll use our legal knowledge and experience to hold that party accountable for your accident-related expenses.

Determine the Cause of Your Truck Accident With the Help of Our Attorneys

The longer you wait to get legal help after a truck accident, the harder it may be to collect evidence that can strengthen your claim. So don’t wait to talk to an attorney about the common causes of truck accidents in Nashville—contact Ponce Law today. We’ve been helping injured victims in Nashville and middle Tennessee for more than 25 years, and we want to help you, too.

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