North Carolina Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers
Truckers travel across North Carolina every day, transporting freight on I-95, I-40, or I-85 or driving along rural roads, which account for more than half of all fatal collisions. With so many drivers relying on highways to get to work every day, it takes just one mistake by a truck driver for your life to change in an instant. After a tractor-trailer accident, victims often suffer from the emotional scars that traumatic experiences frequently leave behind, as well as the substantial physical toll on your body, and financial losses.
Negligent truckers, trucking companies, and manufacturers can and should be held liable for your injuries and for the damages they caused. Pursuing justice and compensation after a traumatic tractor-trailer accident, however, may be daunting. The truck company's insurance company will pull out every defense in the book, invalidating your pain and suffering just to avoid a big payout, even if their driver is to blame.
At Henson Fuerst, our Raleigh North Carolina tractor-trailer accident lawyers have years of experience investigating truck accidents. We'll leave no stone unturned to ensure that you and your family receive the maximum remedy available under the law. With a successful claim, we can reduce the financial burden you face by obtaining full and complete compensation that you need to restore your quality of life.
The Insurance Company Doesn’t Make Getting Compensation Easy.
From tired drivers to improper maintenance and overloading, many factors can cause a tractor-trailer accident. However, the consequences of a collision between a commercial truck and a passenger car can be catastrophic regardless of the cause.
Insurance companies recognize how devastating a tractor-trailer accident can be and are well aware of how vulnerable you may be following an accident. Unfortunately, since they work for the trucking company, they will not hesitate to manipulate you into accepting a quick settlement before the full extent of your injuries is known. If you do not take their offer, they do everything they can to disprove your claim and minimize the payment you deserve after a crash or wreck involving one of their trucks. That's unfair and at Henson Fuerst, we will not let a trucking company or their insurance company take advantage of you.
We Care About Making You and Your Family’s Life Whole Again
The aftermath of a truck accident can be extremely emotional and stressful. We understand that it's easy for victims to be taken advantage of when an insurance company knows you're struggling to pay your bills and provide for your family. You don't need the added stress of dealing with an insurance adjuster or revisiting the accident scene for evidence when you are injured. We know the different tactics insurance companies use to reduce the compensation amount you need, and we're prepared to do whatever it takes to fight back on your behalf.
No one is prepared to be involved in an accident. But when it happens, you need a law firm by your side that understands how to get you back on the road to recovery. By choosing Henson Fuerst to represent you, you'll have a powerful advocate on your side, allowing you to focus on your physical rehabilitation and mental well-being. With us, you'll be treated like family. Our truck accident lawyers care about every person that walks through our doors. We take the time to learn the full scope of the effects of the accident on you both physically and mentally to make sure you're fairly compensated for things like current and future medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We are not afraid of large and powerful corporate defendants, and we won't stop working for you until we get justice for you. Contact us today by calling 919-781-1107 or by submitting a free consultation form online.
Investigation Is The Key to Proving Negligence In Your Truck Crash Injury Case.
To win a truck accident case, you need to prove that the driver, truck company, or other entity was at fault and are responsible for your injuries. This is why gathering evidence and crafting a strong narrative are crucial to achieving the best possible results in a case. Medical records, a police report from the accident, photos or video of the accident, witness testimony, and other evidence can be used to show negligence in tractor-trailer accidents. Unfortunately, the longer you wait to collect and verify evidence, the more difficult it gets. As a result, when a truck accident victim is not represented, they seldom receive the compensation they deserve. The trucking company will send investigators to the accident scene as quickly as possible to reduce their liability. Before it's too late, you might consider having an attorney investigate the scene on your behalf to safeguard your right to compensation.
What Are the Leading Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents?
A tractor-trailer collision can occur for a wide variety of reasons. The Raleigh tractor-trailer accident lawyers at Henson Fuerst are familiar with the causes of truck accidents, such as:
Unsafe Driving. Despite the increased size and impact of tractor-trailer accidents, drivers frequently drive recklessly. When tractor-trailer drivers' dangerous behaviors cause accidents, they can be held responsible for accident-related damages.
Poor Truck Maintenance. Trucks require frequent maintenance. Tractor-trailers are often driven thousands of miles per week. If the trailers are not adequately cared for, they can become dangerous quickly. If a trucking company fails to perform regular maintenance inspections on a truck and an accident occurs, they can be held responsible for any injuries or property damage the truck causes.
Equipment Failure. The failure of equipment on a tractor-trailer creates a situation that can be extremely dangerous to anyone in its path. If the equipment failure was caused by a defect, a product liability claim may be filed to hold the manufacturer or distributor accountable.
Improperly Loaded Cargo. Loading tractor-trailers must be done carefully while following a strict set of laws. If they are improperly loaded, the contents on the trailer may spill out onto the road and cause accidents and injuries. Or, if the weight of the cargo is not distributed evenly, it could cause the truck to flip and cause serious injuries.
"No-Zones." The FMCSA defines "No-Zones" as areas in the front, sides, and rear of trucks where truck drivers can't see other vehicles. When drivers are in trucks' "No-Zones, "serious accidents can occur if the truck drivers make sudden maneuvers. These accidents may be considered the other drivers' fault.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for My Tractor-Trailer Accident?
If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident, several parties may be held responsible for your losses. The liable parties can include the following:
- The truck driver
- The truck company
- The owner of the truck
- The company leasing the truck or trailer
- The shipper who wanted the load transported
- The manufacturer of the truck, trailer, or parts.
It is not uncommon for the parties listed above to deny liability for a crash. At Henson Fuerst, we strive to hold the proper party accountable in every case we pursue. Using our network of independent investigators and accident recreation specialists, we will utilize every avenue for restitution and find the entity liable for your damages.
What Compensation Can I Receive After A Tractor-Trailer Accident?
The financial fallout starts right after the accident and may last for years to come. This is why receiving a full and fair settlement is critical to you and your family's long-term financial security. Without knowing the details of your accident, it is impossible to give you an accurate estimate of the value of your tractor-trailer injury claim. Generally, though, the value of your case relies on multiple factors, including:
- The cost of both past and future medical care
- Your lost wages
- Any lost earning capacity
- How your injuries affect your daily-life
- Your future prognosis
- Any changes in quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Let Us Build Your Tractor-Trailer Accident Claim.
While all accidents are complex, truck accidents can seem even more complicated. They often involve severe injuries and multiple people, organizations, and insurance companies. If you've been injured in a truck accident, fighting an insurance company for fair compensation can be difficult without the help of a North Carolina truck accident lawyer.
Investigating the causes of truck accidents requires skill and experience. So, if you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, let the Raleigh truck accident lawyers at Henson Fuerst build a strong claim for you. Call us at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
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