Cary Truck Accident Lawyer
10+ Years of Handling Motor Vehicle Accidents
Given the sheer size and momentum of most large tractor-trailers and commercial trucks, trucking accidents are extremely dangerous and, unfortunately, all too common on our roadways. Although they seem similar to car accidents in location and frequency, there are many factors that could contribute to truck accidents, including, but not limited to, fatigue, poorly trained drivers, speed, distractions, and subpar maintenance. Due to the diversity of contributing factors, these collisions often lead to disputes which are addressed differently by the law. If you have a pre-existing condition, insurance companies may refuse to pay you if their insured is responsible for your accident. The companies might claim the injury is a result of the pre-existing condition and has nothing to do with the accident. It is a tricky subject, but the law requires insurance to pay after an accident even if you have a pre-existing condition, so don’t wait. Contact our experienced truck accident attorney at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood for a free case evaluation.
Why You Need an Attorney
At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, we have knowledge of the laws that govern these types of accidents and it is our duty to help truck accident victims obtain the justice they deserve. It is also our duty to educate the parties involved about what they face on a legal front.
To fulfill that duty, we’ve provided a few critical elements of trucking litigation to prove why you need an experienced attorney handling your case:
- Regulations and Safety Requirements – Most tractor-trailers are subject to federal regulations and safety requirements that differ from those implemented at the state level. You need a sharp attorney who can spot these subtleties and chart the most effective course of action for your case.
- Driver Employment and Retention – Truck drivers are generally employed or contracted by larger distribution companies with specific retention policies governing driver conduct. These policies open up the door for an entirely new area of litigation. Perhaps a driver was ineligible to be in operation based on his/her employer’s policy? If so, we can locate the culpability and proceed with your case accordingly.
- Insurance Companies and Negligent Parties – In a trucking accident dispute, there tends to be a number of insurance companies and corporations cited. Many of these companies are not as well-known as the marquee institutions we think of today. That’s why you need a competent, experienced attorney handling your case to ensure all case documents and complaints are constructed and filed properly. Any incorrect move on your part could threaten your ability to recover damages for your injuries and medical expenses.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an 18-wheeler accident, it’s important to hire an experienced law firm to handle your case. There are many types of injuries that can happen in a commercial truck accident. These include personal injury to the driver, passengers, or pedestrians. Due to the size of semi-trucks and commercial vehicles, serious injuries that can lead to wrongful death and traumatic brain injury are often a possibility in these types of accidents.
What Causes Semi-Truck Accidents?
There are many factors that can come into play when there is an accident with a commercial vehicle such as a big rig or large truck. Some of the most common causes are driver fatigue, poor driving, distracted driving, alcohol or drug use, and truck maintenance issues. Commercial truck drivers have a tough job that often requires long hours and stressful traffic situations. Laws have been put in place to reduce the risk of accidents involving large commercial trucks.
Call (919) 739-3643 today to get help from our Cary truck accident lawyer. We can recover damages like pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and property damage.