A trucking accident in Tennessee claimed the life of one teenager and injured three more. The teens were driving in a car on Interstate 40 in the right hand lane when a truck moved to switch lanes from the left lane to the right lane. The car occupied by the teens was apparently in the truck driver’s blind spot, and he continued to merge into the right lane even though the driver of the car was honking his horn. To avoid a collision with the truck, the driver of the car went onto the shoulder of the road, but lost control and struck a guard rail and bounced back onto the highway, directly into the path of another tractor trailer which was behind the car. The impact caused one teen sitting in the back seat to be ejected from the vehicle onto the highway where she sustained injuries which caused her wrongful death. The first truck kept going an did not stop after the accident occurred.In cases such as this, there is some degree of fault to be assessed on the part of all of the drivers involved. The driver of the first truck bears some fault for not make sure that his blind spot was clear before changing lanes. Every truck driver is aware of his blind spots are, and it is part of his job to make sure that they are clear before changing lanes. The driver of the second truck also bears some fault in that there was clearly a dangerous situation developing ahead of him with the other truck merging into the same lanes as the car. This called for slowing and changing lanes. Had this been done, the fatal injuries probably would not have occurred. Finally, the driver of the car bears some fault for this as well based upon his driving his car in the blind spot of the truck and failing to react properly to the intrusion into his lane by the tractor trailer.Because there is a certain amount of fault on the part of each of the drivers involved in this accident, it will probably require a truck accident suit to resolve the claims, and each of the passengers would do well to hire their own experienced truck accident lawyer to make sure that their interests are properly protected.