A car crashed into a tractor-trailer near Charlotte, North Carolina. The car was occupied by a mother and her child when the early morning collision took place.
Tractor-trailer accidents usually make headlines because of over-tired drivers who fall asleep at the wheel, overloaded cargo, or poor safety inspections. This Charlotte accident, still under investigation, was caused by a woman who drove her car straight into oncoming traffic and collided with the tractor-trailer. The accident killed both the woman and her child.
Are there special legal issues when a tractor-trailer is involved in an accident? In situations where the truck driver is at-fault, not like the recent Catawba accident above, truck companies try to settle right away. The initial offer is usually far lower than the victim is truly entitled to, plus trucking companies like to catch the victims off-guard while they’re still in the shock of the accident.
It’s especially important to speak with an accident attorney if you’re involved with a tractor-trailer wreck. Tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates help North Carolina injured crash victims navigate the complex truck company insurance claim system. Truck accident lawyers in our Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn offices work solely on your behalf and only earn our fee when we win you your injury payout. Call 800.849.5931 to learn how we can make it easier for you to make your truck accident injury claim in NC.