An accident involving a large truck is often more serious than an accident involving passenger cars. A typical passenger car weighs around 2,000 to 3,000 pounds. A commercial truck can weigh up to 70,000 pounds.
When you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a truck, especially a large truck, long-haul or heavy equipment moving truck, your case will involve special attention. You will need an experienced attorney to handle your claim, as detailed investigations must be completed to properly protect the client and prove the client's claims. Our law firm has ample experience in trucking accident cases.
Trucking accidents often involve commercial vehicles, issues regarding subcontracting or employment of drivers, proper permits and CDL licenses, route approvals, proper rest times, weight limits and other details that must be thoroughly investigated. When a truck driver negligently operates a vehicle in the course, and scope, of his employment, or as an agent for a trucking company or other employer, there is a claim, not only against the negligent driver, but also against the employer. Many companies are involved in interstate trucking operations and the employer may, or may not, be a business incorporated in North Carolina. Further, interstate trucking is governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Our law firm has experience with these trucking regulations.
Injuries sustained in trucking accidents can range from minor to horrific with catastrophic injuries or injuries resulting in death. There are many different reasons that accidents involving large trucks may occur. They can be caused by long work shifts, driver fatigue, use of a mobile phone, speeding, unsafe drivers, jack knifing, defective vehicle equipment, failure to have tires (or other equipment) in proper working condition and many other reasons our law firm has become familiar with over the years. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately so that your accident can be properly investigated and evidence is preserved.
If you have questions or concerns about an trucking accident, please contact the North Carolina Trucking Accident Injury lawyers at The Law Offices of J. Edgar Halstead, III, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. For assistance, call us at (704) 464-1088.
This article regarding Trucking Accidents is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of an Trucking Accident lawyer at The Law Offices of J. Edgar Halstead, III, PLLC, that has experience in these matters, to help you, if you have a Trucking Accident case.