If you are hit by a truck while driving or riding in a passenger vehicle, you are almost certain to suffer serious injuries. The truck’s size and weight is just too much for your vehicle to offer much protection.
At the Fayetteville-based Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. we understand the differences between trucking crashes and car accidents. We know how to secure important evidence that can hold the trucking company accountable for your losses. This is why we are one of the most recognized personal injury law firms in North Carolina.
From a legal standpoint and for recovering compensation, truck accidents are much more complex than a regular car crash. That is because in a truck accident case, you are usually not just taking action against a negligent driver.
Truck accidents often involve layers of ownership, responsibility, liability and insurance coverage. Trucking companies are required to carry substantial insurance policies, but they are very aggressive and try to find any way to shift the blame somewhere else — to you if possible. This is wrong.
Trucking companies must comply with a web of state and federal safety regulations to prevent deadly collisions with passenger vehicles. The sooner you contact our lawyers, the sooner we can collect and preserve evidence of safety violations.
If you wait too long, however, the driver and/or trucking company may dispose off evidence that could prove your case. This is why it’s essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
Most trucks are now equipped with “black box” data recorders that record speeds and hours of operation. Truckers must also keep logs of stops and times spent on the road. These can prove if a driver was driving too many hours without a rest break or driving recklessly.
We invite you to schedule a free consultation at our office in Fayetteville by calling 910-323-2555. If you cannot come to us, we will travel across North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and South Carolina to better serve you.