Winston-Salem Truck Accident Attorneys
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More than 4,000 people died in truck accidents in 2018 in the United States alone, and while 16% of those deaths were truck occupants, a staggering 67% were occupants of passenger vehicles, and 15% were either motorcyclists, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Because commercial trucks are so much taller and heavier than other vehicles, truck accidents pose a serious threat to anyone else on the road. For that reason, trucking companies, truck manufacturers, and truck drivers carry a significant amount of responsibility when their vehicles take to the road. Any act of carelessness or negligence could result in a dangerous, if not deadly, accident.
If you or someone you love was harmed in a truck accident, our firm is here for you. We can listen to your story, investigate the circumstances of your crash, identify the liable parties, and take legal action on your behalf.
Call (866) 691-0607 today to get in touch with our Winston-Salem truck accident attorneys at Crumley Roberts.
Types of Truck Accidents
Our firm can handle a wide variety of commercial trucking accidents. By reviewing the circumstances of your crash and investigating the particulars, we can find evidence of wrongdoing, identify the liable party, and better support your insurance claim or legal action.
Some of the more common types of truck accidents include:
- Brake failure
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk driving accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Improperly secured cargo
- Jackknife accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Tire blowout
- Trailer-related accidents
- Under-ride accidents
Who Could Be Liable?
After a truck accident, identifying the liable party, or parties, is crucial. Truck accidents can be costly and may result in expensive medical bills, ongoing medical treatments, lost wages, and more. Depending on the circumstances of your crash, there are several different parties who could be liable, but the most common include:
Trucking company: The trucking company that owns the vehicle and employs the driver may be liable if an accident occurs on their watch. These companies are responsible for maintaining the vehicles, hiring properly licensed drivers, enforcing safe driving laws, and more. If they are in any way negligent, they could be liable for your crash.
Cargo loading company: Trucking companies often work closely with cargo companies responsible for loading and unloading the cargo safely. If they fail to properly balance the trailer, or if they do not tie down the cargo appropriately, it could create an imbalance which might tip the truck or cause a cargo spill. If this happens, the cargo loading company might be liable.
Vehicle manufacturer: Vehicle defects, such as dangerous trailer designs, brake failures, and defective tires can be a very serious danger in truck accidents. If your crash was caused by some mechanical defect, the manufacturer could be liable for the oversight.
Identifying the liable party after a crash can be extremely difficult, which is why it's important to work with an experienced professional. Our attorneys at Crumley Roberts can listen to your story and determine the best course of action. We have more than three decades of experience, and our first priority is to protect your interests.
At Crumley Roberts, We Stand Up For You
Since establishing our firm in 1989, we’ve been passionate about fighting for the rights of the wrongfully injured. We understand what’s at stake for you and your family if you were seriously injured in a truck accident, and we want to do our part to help you get back on your feet. To date, we’ve secured more than $500 million on behalf of our clients, and, more importantly, we have more than 5,000 five-star reviews from folks we helped.
At our firm, we’re committed to doing the right thing, and we have received several prestigious recognitions and awards for our legal work over the years. To learn more about our firm, or to discuss your case, we encourage you to give us a call.