Truck Accident Attorneys in North Carolina
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If you or someone you love was harmed in a truck accident caused by negligence or carelessness, make sure you know your legal rights. These types of incidents can be devastating and traumatizing, especially if they result in painful injuries. Semi-trucks are difficult to maneuver due to their large size, which is why truck drivers must be extremely careful when they operate these overlarge vehicles on a regular basis. If a truck driver is inadequately trained, overworked, or if the vehicle itself is dysfunctional, those seemingly small oversights can have enormously damaging repercussions.
At Crumley Roberts, we understand how serious these types of accidents can be, and we want to help you get back on your feet after a severe crash. If you or someone you love was injured in an act of negligence or carelessness, we may be able to help you take legal action against the negligent party.
Contact Crumley Roberts today to schedule a free consultation with our North Carolina truck accident lawyers.
What Causes Trucking Accidents?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 3,865 fatal truck accidents reported in 2017, resulting in a total of 4,326 fatalities. These vehicles play a big part in our economy, transporting roughly $671 billion in manufactured and retail goods each year, which is why so many trucking companies push their drivers and their vehicles to their limits. Unfortunately, this enthusiasm sometimes comes at the expense of others. Driver fatigue is an enormous factor in trucking accidents, which is why trucking laws have since been established and enforced to limit driving hours to avoid drowsy driving. That said, there are several other truck accident causes.
Truck accidents can be caused by any of the following:
- Driver drowsiness
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance
- Inadequate driver training
- Improper cargo loading
Any of these accidents can result in severe injuries, including spinal damage, head injuries, lacerations, broken bones, and more. If you or someone you love was harmed in a truck accident, make sure you discuss your options with our attorneys.
Who Could Be Liable for a Truck Accident?
Several parties could be responsible for a trucking accident, and in some cases, they may share liability. If an accident is caused by driver error, both the driver and the driver’s employer may be liable, whereas the vehicle manufacturer would be liable if the accident was caused by a mechanical defect. To determine who could be at-fault in your case, it’s always best to discuss the particulars with a knowledgeable attorney from our team at Crumley Roberts.
The following parties could be found liable for a truck accident:
- The trucking company
- The vehicle owner
- The loading company
- The vehicle manufacturer
- The company responsible for vehicle maintenance
- The driver
Let Crumley Roberts Help You
We have successfully obtained more than $500 million in compensation in settlements and verdicts, but most importantly, we care deeply for each of our clients and treat them like family. We understand that our clients come to us during some of the most difficult periods of their lives, which is why we are so determined to use our ample experience and resources to help in any way we can.