When trucks are involved in collisions, the outcomes can be devastating. Often, truck drivers are protected from injury or death by the large size of their vehicles, but other road users are not so lucky. To file a truck-related injury claim can be complicated because the process is very different from a typical auto accident.
In North Carolina, there are strict regulations that the trucking industry has to follow. A truck accident attorney understands all of these. This knowledge increases a claimant’s chance of success.
If you are injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, or if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, speak to a truck accident attorney at a local law firm that’s passionate about justice being served. You deserve to receive fair compensation for your injuries and/or loss.
Your Case Needs Experience:
Before you can be compensated, you and your attorney will have to prove that another party was at fault, and explain the cause of the accident. This requires the experience of a skilled truck accident attorney who understands the practices and laws of commercial transportation in NC.
To complicate matters even more, North Carolina is a “contributory negligence” state, meaning that if an insurance company can prove that you were negligent and your negligence contributed to the accident (even 1%), your claim will be denied, and they will defend a lawsuit on the grounds you were contributory negligent and barred from any recovery. North Carolina is one of the very few states with such an “all or nothing” law.”
With the attorney’s experience, plus help from skilled investigators and accident reconstruction experts, the exact cause of the accident can be determined.
(Articles on this blog are provided for informational purposes only. Use of this blog does not provide or replace individualized legal advice. If you are in need of legal advice, please speak with one of our attorneys, who can offer legal advice specific to your circumstances.)