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Winter Weather Increases the Risk of Trucking Accidents

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

Driving in bad weather always increases the chances of being involved in an accident. In fact, around twenty percent of all traffic accidents nationwide occur during bad weather. Winter weather, including ice, snow, and sleet are particularly dangerous for drivers and passengers on the road, especially when larger vehicle truck drivers are not driving… Read More »

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When is a Trucking Company Liable in an Accident?

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

When most people think about who is responsible for a truck accident, they immediately think of the driver. However, the trucking companies that hire the drivers may also be liable for damages in certain situations, providing even more compensation to victims injured in these tragic crashes. At Mitch Grissim & Associates, we investigate all… Read More »

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Truck Accidents Involving Hazardous Materials

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

Truck accidents are almost always considered serious crashes, but when a large commercial truck is hauling hazardous materials the damage caused by the accident can be even more acute. Along with injuries caused by the impact of the crash, victims can suffer additional harm from the contents of the truck. The experienced truck accident… Read More »

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What Causes Jackknife Truck Accidents?

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

Accidents involving large commercial trucks often result in devastating injuries for victims in smaller passenger vehicles sharing the road. There are many different types of truck accidents and many causes, but jackknife accident can result in catastrophic injuries and worse. Jackknife accidents occur for a number of different reasons, and recognizing why a truck… Read More »

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Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck By Large Truck

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

A Vanderbilt student was killed after being struck by a large truck on June 16. Ruonan Yao, 31, was a graduate student at the university. He was crossing West End Ave. at 31st Ave. S. in a crosswalk with the green walk signal when a dump truck driven by Ken Cathey, 58, made a… Read More »

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Common Types of Trucking Accidents

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

Accidents involving large commercial trucks cause some of the most catastrophic injuries and devastating personal injury claims in Tennessee. Given the incredible size and force of these trucks on the road, victims in smaller vehicles have little protection when an accident occurs. Truck accidents can happen for many different reasons but certain types of… Read More »

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Nashville Vehicle Accident Report: December 2018

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

Within the month of December, Tennesseans have encountered multiple automobile accidents. Collisions occur more frequently than people realize and, in numerous cases, result in serious or even life-altering injuries to those involved. If you or someone you love has sustained property damage or injuries directly caused by the negligent actions of another driver, it… Read More »

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Do Most Truck Accident Cases Settle Or Go To Trial?

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

Whenever you’re in an accident of any kind and you suffer a serious injury, it’s a scary and confusing time. When the other vehicle is a big rig, it’s even worse. The damage from such accidents can be catastrophic. It can result in lifelong and debilitating injuries, even the inability to work, and irreparable… Read More »

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Should You Sue The Trucking Company Or The Driver After An Accident?

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

Trucking accidents are among the worst kinds of vehicle accidents there are. Because of the sheer size and scope of the vehicles involved, the damage they cause is truly catastrophic. People involved in these accidents suffer life-changing injuries, many of which are lifelong in scope. Even worse, these incidents are on the rise across… Read More »

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Which States Have The Most Trucking Accidents?

By Mitch Grissim & Associates |

Commercial trucking accidents aren’t too common among automotive accidents overall, but when they do happen, they’re especially damaging. With so much potential for things to go wrong, it’s important to know which states have the highest rates of trucking accidents. Trucks drive all around the country, so knowing which areas are particularly dangerous is… Read More »

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