Added Dangers Of Truck Accidents
When passenger vehicles are involved in accidents with semitrucks or other commercial vehicles, serious injuries result. The sheer size of commercial and industrial vehicles almost guarantees calamity.
At David & Associates, we understand how dangerous these accidents can be, and we have 100 years of experience protecting the rights of victims. Our lawyers work with injured individuals in Wilmington and throughout North Carolina who have been hurt in commercial vehicle accidents.
Insurance Companies May Wrongly Try To Put The Blame On You
In addition to the size difference, many commercial carriers aggressively defend cases. Because North Carolina is a contributory negligence state, an accident victim who is found even 1 percent responsible for the accident cannot collect any compensation under the commercial vehicle’s liability policy. In an effort to avoid liability, many commercial carriers and their insurance companies try to argue that the accident victim could have avoided the accident.
It’s common for insurance adjusters to argue that if the victim had been paying attention, he or she could have avoided the accident. After all, they argue, commercial trucks are so large, it should be easy to see the vehicle, sense that something is wrong and drive defensively to avoid the accident. However, if you’ve been involved in an accident, you probably know that you did everything in your power to avoid it.
Contact Us When You Need Help
When accident victims contact our firm, we interview any witnesses to the accident, as well as the investigating police officer. If the accident was recorded on an intersection camera, we can use that footage to help reconstruct the accident. To help ensure we know exactly what caused the collision, we also work with accident reconstructionists who can determine what caused the accident and whether it could have been prevented by either party.