You Need an Experienced Southern Pines Truck Accident Attorney
Our law firm has the resources and track record to stand up for you
We see heavy trucks on the roads in and around Southern Pines every day, and fortunately, most of them are operated safely. However, when truckers become careless and cause serious accidents, the consequences for people in smaller cars can be devastating. If you were hit by a tractor-trailer, you need the right attorney on your side to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Don’t go up against the trucking companies and their insurance companies on your own. Brent Adams & Associates has the experience and resources needed to get real results for people hurt in truck accidents. Schedule your free consultation with a truck accident lawyer at our Southern Pines office today.
Know what you’re up against after a tractor-trailer accident
There are two main reasons truck accidents can be tougher to deal with than car accidents. First, because of the sheer size of large commercial trucks, the injuries sustained can be more severe. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and even smaller commercial vehicles like dump trucks and box trucks still weigh much more than passenger cars. The bigger the vehicle, the greater the force of impact.
Second, the insurance situation is often much more perilous in a truck accident. In tractor-trailer wrecks, the cab and the trailer usually have separate insurance. So do the company that owns the cargo, the manufacturer, and other businesses that may be liable for the accident. This means there is potentially more coverage available, but it also makes your claim complicated to navigate, and one misstep can have huge implications for your future.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. Our truck accident attorneys have the experience and legal knowledge needed to untangle this situation and fight for the compensation you deserve.
We thoroughly investigate truck accidents in Southern Pines
We know the laws that apply to commercial truck accidents, and from our experience handling these cases, we understand what evidence matters. We will launch a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of your truck accident, which may include evidence such as:
- Hours of Service (HOS) records, which document whether the truck driver took legally required rest breaks – and may establish whether the driver was tired or asleep at the wheel.
- The event data recorder (EDR) or “black box,” which helps us understand how fast the truck was going, whether the brakes were used, and other critical information.
- Hiring and supervision records, which may show the trucking company knowingly hired or retained a dangerous driver.
- Maintenance records, which may indicate that the truck had faulty brakes, bald tires, or other safety hazards.
- Witness testimony, both from people who saw the crash itself and people who may have interacted with the trucker before the accident.
The trucking companies know the importance of a thorough investigation. They often have rapid response teams on the scene within 24 hours to start gathering evidence to protect their interests. With Brent Adams & Associates on your side, you can match them shot for shot – and we’ll protect your rights every step of the way.
The clock is ticking. Talk to a truck accident lawyer today.
Remember, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action after your truck accident. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations (legal deadline) is generally three years from the date of the accident, but practically speaking, you need to act much sooner. Critical evidence needs to be preserved before it’s lost or destroyed. The sooner you get an attorney involved, the better.
If you’re worried about cost, remember that we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay us out of pocket. You only owe us a fee if we win your case. In other words, you can afford to level the playing field with the trucking company. What you can’t afford is to go it alone.
Take back control of the situation with an experienced Southern Pines truck accident lawyer who won’t back down. Contact us to schedule your free consultation today.