Truck Accident FAQ
Our North & South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
If you’ve been involved in an accident with a large commercial truck and you want answers, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we have included some answers to some of the most common questions our truck accident attorneys receive. We also welcome you to call our offices to talk to a friendly professional about your specific case and concerns. We handle truck accident cases across North and South Carolina. At Crumley Roberts, we care like family, listen to learn, and do what’s right.
What makes truck accidents so dangerous?
A fully loaded commercial truck may weigh 80,000 pounds or more. These vehicles are also extremely large and are higher off the ground than most passenger vehicles. This disparity in size, weight, and height will mean that the smaller vehicle will sustain the majority of damage. Trucks may also carry hazardous cargo that could cause fires, chemical burns, or explosions.
What are some common causes of truck accidents?
Truck accidents may be caused by truck driver negligence, violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) trucking regulations, dangerous roadways, adverse weather, or defective truck parts. It is important to determine and prove cause to recover compensation for a truck accident claim.
How can I prove that the truck driver caused the accident?
Physical evidence, including pictures of the accident scene, damage to the vehicles, driver logs, maintenance logs, and tire marks, along with witness accounts of the accident, can help build evidence that proves liability. We may complete accident reconstructions and work with our in-house investigators to prove that the truck operator or other party should be responsible for your claim.
What are my rights after a truck accident?
If someone else was responsible for the injuries you sustained in a truck accident, you have the right to hold them accountable. That individual or entity should be responsible for paying compensation to help make you whole. This may include money for medical bills, lost earnings, damage to your vehicle and personal property, emotional trauma, and possibly more.
What are some steps I can take to avoid a truck accident?
When sharing the road with commercial trucks, remember that they have very large blind spots. Remember that they will take longer to slow down or come to a complete stop, and take into account the fact that cargo could become loose or the driver could lose control of the vehicle. Give trucks space and do not make sudden maneuvers that place your vehicle in their way. Taking these steps may help you avoid an accident.
For more information, please call Crumley Roberts at (866) 691-0607.