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Causes of Overturned Tractor Trailers


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10/4/2011
Brent Adams
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Truck accidents often cause serious injuries. At times, due to their size and freight weight, some tractor trailer crashes result in death. Tractor-trailers have the potential to cause more damage to other vehicles if they are operated recklessly.

Truck Accident Delays

Recently a tractor-trailer overturned on I-95 in North Carolina and caused an 8-mile southbound traffic delay. Located near Benson, the tractor-trailer overturned early during rush hour. As of this writing, no injuries were reported. The extra traffic delays increase the risk for accidents.

NC Tractor-Trailer Accident

Truck accidents are known to be caused by overstressed sleep-deprived drivers, drivers trying to carry more weight than their freight capacity, inadequate reflectors, poor maintenance, debris in the road or dangerous weather conditions.

Truck Accident Attorneys Raleigh

In order to win the highest compensation possible for injured accident victims, North Carolina truck accident lawyers at Brent Adams & Associates consult with experts who reconstruct accidents, interview witnesses, subpoena company records and review a trucker's log. Truckers are notorious for keeping false log records in order to work more hours than the law allows. Also, truckers try to pack on more loads to their trailers to limit the number of trips they have to take. This often results in illegal overloading.

NC Lawyers for Truck Accidents

Our tractor-trailer attorneys in Raleigh, Dunn and Fayetteville are familiar with the methods used by trucking companies and their insurance providers. Victims may be entitled to payouts for damages to their vehicle, medical care, pain and suffering, long-term healthcare and lost wages. Trucking companies and their insurers avoid compensating victims more than they are forced to pay. The laws that surround semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are complex in North Carolina. Our personal injury law firm uses this experience to stay a step ahead throughout the claims process. Brent Adams & Associates' successful truck accident litigation has helped victims of tractor trailer crashes across NC. Contact one of our accident attorneys to learn how much you qualify for in compensation.



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