North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers Who Fight For You
Our firm knows how to get more out of the insurance company
We see trucks every day throughout North Carolina. Big rigs speeding down I-440 in Raleigh. Tractor-trailers making their way down the All American Freeway in Fayetteville. Trucks making deliveries on West Cumberland Street in Dunn or picking up cargo on Northeast Boulevard in Clinton. An accident with one of these trucks can leave you with serious injuries.
At the North Carolina personal injury law offices of Brent Adams & Associates, our one and only priority is to fight for you. Our dedicated team of truck accident attorneys and paralegals are experienced in federal and North Carolina traffic laws. We make every effort to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
How do truck accidents happen?
Large tractor trailers have been greatly increasing in presence on North Carolina roads and highways – especially in Raleigh and Fayetteville. Transporting everything from furniture, lumber, and clothing, to dairy, meat, and other food products, many of the truck drivers on the roads today drive further in a week than many of us do in an entire year.
Though most truck drivers are safe and courteous, many are forced to work long hours and drive long distances in a short period of time, which can often lead to careless operator errors. Many times, these errors can result in a collision or other type of accident in which other drivers are hurt.
Can I recover compensation after an accident?
If you have been injured in a Raleigh accident involving a tractor-trailer, you may be entitled to compensation from the driver and the trucking company for your medical bills and other losses. But don’t expect much help from the insurance companies. They know there’s a lot of money at stake and will fight you every step of the way.
Insurance companies have a lot of tactics they use to try to pay you less. This includes minimizing your injuries or claiming your injuries were pre-existing. They may even blame you for what happened. You may get a settlement offer from them that falls far short of covering all of the damages you suffered. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer.
Are truck accident claims complicated?
It is first very important to understand that the laws governing large trucks and truck drivers are dramatically different than those laws dealing with the average car driver. Since you are dealing with a driver and a trucking company, the laws regulating how the two are to be paired together in terms of responsibility have to be different as well.
The driver, their qualifications, and the trucking company in question all have to be taken into consideration in each individual North Carolina truck accident, in addition to the separate and differing circumstances surrounding each accident. In addition, vital evidence in truck accidents is often controlled by the trucking company.
Can trucking companies be held responsible if there’s an accident?
Yes. There are many examples of trucking company negligence that can lead to an accident. The company may have hired an inexperienced driver or one who did not have a safe driving record. The company may have given the driver an unrealistic schedule. Or the company may have failed to properly maintain the truck or make needed repairs.
Trucking companies know how to cover themselves. They often send investigators to the scene of a crash to gather evidence that they own, such as data from event data recorders or hours of service logs. And they hire lawyers who will take steps to protect the company’s interests – not yours. That’s why your choice of legal representation is so important.
How can a lawyer help me after a truck accident?
It is imperative that the truck accident attorney you choose to represent you and your family has the expertise and experience to get you the results you deserve. Truck accidents are extremely costly for trucking companies that are operating on short schedules and deadlines, so many insurance companies representing these trucking companies can be very eager to settle any claims when they are faced with a strong case.
But building a case for compensation is complicated. Experience counts. Find a good truck accident attorney in Raleigh to ensure you will not be taken advantage of by unfair insurance companies. An experienced lawyer can investigate the accident, build a strong case that holds negligent parties accountable, and negotiate with the insurance company – or take them to court.
If you have been hurt in a North Carolina truck accident, it is vital you have a truck accident attorney in Raleigh who knows and understands the laws governing these kinds of situations. Brent Adams is an experienced lawyer and is happy to put his knowledge and expertise to work for you to get the results you deserve.
All of our attorneys have years of experience dealing with serious multi-axle collisions. When handling a truck accident case, a lawyer needs to have a vast depth of knowledge in a variety of different areas, including commercial insurance, truck mechanics and operations, as well as federal trucking guidelines and regulations such as drug and alcohol testing and hours of service/work requirements.
We build strong cases that the insurance company has to take seriously. Then we can negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But we’re not a settlement mill. We’re not interested in making a quick deal that helps them save money. We’re only interested in recovering the financial compensation you deserve. If the insurance company won’t negotiate, we are not afraid to go to court.
Do not let an unfortunate truck driving accident ruin your life. You have rights. If you have been injured in any way by a negligent truck driver or other party, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. The first step is ensuring you have a good lawyer, one who is experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to the often complex nature of trucking accidents.
Contact us today to learn more. It will cost you nothing to have your case reviewed by one of our experienced lawyers. Once you have all the information you need, you can make the informed decision as to whether or not you wish to continue with your claim. We will make every effort to ensure you see maximum results.