North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured, or sustained damages, as the result of a truck-related accident in North Carolina? Was the accident in no way your fault, but due to the negligence of the truck driver? Whatever the situation, if you have been affected in a North Carolina truck accident that was not your fault, you could claim compensation for your injuries or for any damages sustained.

A large number of trucks travel through North Carolina, and according to statistics for 1996-2000, this has resulted in over 1,000 truck-related fatalities. In addition to this were many more injuries resulting from truck-related accidents. There are many North Carolina truck accident lawyers available to help you receive compensation if you have been affected by an injury or lost a loved one as a result of a truck related accident.

In 2008 there was a total of 123,918 large trucks and 13,263 buses that were involved in non-fatal crashes in the United States. 49,084 large trucks and 7,123 buses were involved in injury crashes. 73,047 injuries resulted in large truck crashes, and 16,760 injuries due to bus crashes. There were also 74,834 large trucks and 6,140 buses that were involved in tow away crashes, and 2,609 large trucks and 11 buses that were involved in hazmat placard (carrying potentially dangerous substances) crashes. Most of the fatal truck accidents occurred 68% of the time in rural areas, 66% during the day time, and 78% of the time on weekdays. Passenger vehicles are less likely than large trucks to be involved in a fatal multi-vehicle accident.

One of the most common reasons why there is a collision between a passenger vehicle and a large truck is because of the passenger vehicles driver being ignorant of the truck's performance capabilities, including what type of visibility the truck driver has, and the limits that are associated with braking. This can also include changing lanes quickly in front of a truck, driving in the "No-Zones", right behind and beside the truck where the driver cannot see you, and not slowing down or speeding up when a truck starts to change a lane or merge. Truck drivers who are driving fatigued or who are driving an unsafe truck are quite likely to wind up in an accident. An overloaded truck is also in danger of causing a roadway tragedy.

Working with a truck accident attorney will help to ensure a positive outcome for your case. They will be able to put together all necessary information for your claim.

In recent North Carolina truck accident news, a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 40 killed the driver of the truck. The driver had slammed on his breaks, causing the trailer to jackknife into the fuel tank, which resulted in the truck and box trailer becoming engulfed in flames. Other witnesses attempted to save the driver, but were unsuccessful in their attempts.

All states follow certain regulations and statutes when it comes to truck-related accidents, and North Carolina is no different. However, with the help of a North Carolina truck accident attorney you won't have to worry about knowing the regulations and statutes in order to determine your eligibility to claim, as your North Carolina truck accident lawyer will do all the research for you.

Hiring a North Carolina truck accident lawyer is the best way to increase your chances of getting compensation for injuries and damages sustained in a truck related accident or for the wrongful death of a loved one in such an accident. They can alleviate a lot of the stress associated with a truck related accident and the legal proceedings that may follow for you while you focus on recovering from the incident.

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