At Wilson Law, P.A., we understand the dramatic and life-altering consequences of truck accidents. Large commercial trucks often weigh over 80,000 pounds, which limits their maneuverability and increases the amount of time it takes for them to come to a complete stop. But more importantly, this excessive size and weight often results in catastrophic injuries for the drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles when they are involved in a truck accident.
If you've been seriously injured in a truck accident, you're most likely dealing with expensive medical treatment and significant time away from work while you recover. These financial burdens can place a great deal of stress on your family. Fortunately, Wilson Law, P.A. can help. Kimberly Wilson White and her team will fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.
The best way to learn about your rights and options after a truck accident is to speak with attorneys at Wilson Law, P.A. in person. Please call 919-890-0180 today to schedule your free consultation at our Raleigh personal injury office.
Causes of Truck Accidents
While some truck accidents are caused by factors beyond our control such as harsh weather conditions, the vast majority of these collisions are due to negligence on the part of truck drivers, trucking companies, and truck manufacturers.
Common negligent actions that result in truck accidents include:
- Inadequate truck driver training
- Unrealistic schedules that cause truck drivers to violate hours of service regulations
- Improperly secured cargo
- Overloaded trucks
- Unbalanced truck loads
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Drug and alcohol use
- Truck driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Failure to properly screen truck drivers during the hiring process
A Complex Area of Law
Truck accident cases are significantly more complex than typical car accident cases. There are state and federal trucking regulations that govern these vehicles, and it's important to work with a lawyer who knows how these laws apply to your case.
There are also several different parties that may have potentially contributed to your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your truck accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck manufacturer
- Another vehicle that may have caused the accident
Experienced Raleigh Truck Accident Attorneys
At Wilson Law, P.A., we've made truck accident cases a primary focus of our practice. We'll also utilize medical experts who can explain to a jury the total extent of your damages. This team-oriented approach will give you the edge you need when seeking to maximize the value of your compensation.
Please contact Wilson Law, P.A. using the form or call 919-890-0180 today to schedule your free truck accident consultation. We serve clients in communities throughout North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.