Dedicated And Tenacious Representation After Truck Accidents
When passenger vehicles are involved in accidents with semi-trucks or other commercial vehicles,
serious injuries result. The sheer size of commercial and industrial vehicles almost guarantees calamity.
At David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we understand how dangerous these accidents can be, and we have 120 years of experience protecting the rights of victims. Our truck accident lawyers in Wilmington work with injured individuals throughout North Carolina who have been hurt in commercial vehicle accidents.
Call us at 910-208-0535 today to schedule your free initial consultation. We will act quickly to get you the help you need.
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.
Committed to Offering Everything You Need
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.
Truck Driver Negligence Causes Injury & Death
Negligent truck drivers have the ability to ruin lives. Because they are trusted with the proper operation of a multiton vehicle and share the roadway with cars, motorcycles, and other commuter vehicles, they come in contact with upwards of thousands of drivers and passengers a day.
Accidents happen, but negligence is unacceptable when so much is at stake. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a truck accident, the personal injury attorneys of David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC have your back. Our attorneys have more than 120 years of combined experience pursuing the rights of injury survivors and families in southeastern North Carolina.
Let’s Put the Blame Where It Belongs
Truck drivers, trucking companies, and insurance companies have a couple of things in common: They don’t want you getting paid and they are really good at pointing fingers. We are tired of it and we are not going to let that happen to you. We will investigate the accident and determine whether truck driver negligence was a factor.
Acts of truck driver negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Reckless driving
- Drug and alcohol use
- Hours violations
Another huge issue in our neck of the woods is overloaded or improperly loaded trucks. When farm and logging vehicles have spills or are unstable due to overloading, accidents can result in catastrophic injury and death. We will put together a strong case that tells your story and demonstrates your need to be compensated for medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost earnings.
When Trucking Companies Are Negligent
Trucking companies are in the business of generating revenue and maximizing profit. This is often not compatible with the actions that are necessary to protect the drivers and passengers who share our streets and highways with commercial trucks.
If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of negligence, you have rights. These rights include the right to be compensated for your medical costs, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and property damage. To maximize your compensation, it is best not to go it alone.
The Trucking Company Will Have Powerful Lawyers
So will you.
At David & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, our team brings more than 120 years of experience to trucking accident cases. We have seen it all when it comes to truck accident cases, and we know what it takes to maximize compensation for injury survivors and the families of wrongful death victims in southeastern North Carolina.
We will pursue the full compensation you deserve if you have been injured as a result of trucking company negligence such as negligent hiring practices, hours violations, and inadequate maintenance.
The insurance company is not going to go down without a fight, and we are prepared to build the strongest possible case on your behalf and negotiate from a position of strength. If your case requires a trial, our team of litigators feels right at home in the courtroom.
What To Do After A Truck Accident
- What are the common causes of truck accidents? Drivers who ignore regulations governing the trucking industry put other vehicles at risk of serious accidents. Driving on minimal sleep, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or while distracted by a cellphone or other technology presents a deadly danger.
- What should I do after a truck accident? Seeking medical care comes first, due to the severity of injuries resulting from the collision. Following a thorough examination, you need representation from a skilled and seasoned personal injury attorney. The vehicle itself could be dangerous if a trailer is overloaded or defects exist in design, manufacturing, and maintenance.
- Do I need an attorney for an accident claim? Truck accident injury claims are complex with more severe injuries to victims and significantly higher insurance policies held by trucking companies.
With a thorough investigation, an attorney can determine the party responsible for the crash, whether it was a fatigued driver or a negligent designer or manufacturer.
- What should I do if I get a settlement offer? North Carolina insurance companies often lead with a settlement offer before their customers even talk to a lawyer. Signing an agreement early will put money in your pocket and cover immediate medical expenses. However, it probably will not address the long-term physical damage done in the accident.