Anderson Trucking Company Accidents in Charlotte
Anderson Trucking Services (ATS) has been family-owned since 1955. It offers worldwide transportation solutions with fleets of semi-trucks. With locations throughout the East Coast, Anderson Trucking Company is one of the most popular long-haul service providers for North Carolina businesses. Headquartered in Minnesota, ATS serves a wide variety of markets, including aerospace and aviation, construction, energy, food and beverage, household goods, manufacturing, and retail. They also provide expedited shipping services and offer customers a load tracker service. ATS is a large shipping company, providing truck drivers with more stability than other companies.Truck Driver Liability
If you were involved in a traffic accident involving an ATS driver, you might be wondering about your options. If you have been catastrophically injured and have mounting medical bills, you may not be able to return to work, making paying your bills difficult. Under North Carolina law, victims of car accidents can bring a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused their injuries. In other words, as long as you can prove that the ATC truck driver’s negligence caused your injury, you may be able to recover compensation from ATC or their auto liability policy.Bringing a Lawsuit Against ATC
Sometimes the truck driver is working as an independent contractor whom ATS did not employ. In that case, it may be more challenging to seek compensation from ATS, although you will be able to pursue damages from the truck driver directly. However, if ATS employed the negligent truck driver at the time of the truck accident, you can pursue compensation from ATS. Seeking compensation from a large company like ATS can be advantageous because they are likely financially solvent.
You may be able to pursue compensation through ATS’ commercial liability policy, as well. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing clients and truck accident cases. Our Managing Member Matt Arnold worked as insurance defense lawyer previously, so they have an in-depth knowledge of how insurance companies work. We will work with experts if needed to thoroughly investigate the truck accident to determine who is at fault and the best legal strategy for recovering compensation.Obtaining Compensation Through ATS’ Insurance Policy
Your case's value also depends on whether you negotiate with ATS’ insurance carrier for a settlement payout. Keep in mind that insurance companies almost always offer a settlement amount far too low, hoping the victim will take the settlement to close the case. Our attorneys do not let the insurance adjusters off the hook.
After analyzing your case and determining the value of your case, we negotiate aggressively with the insurance company to obtain the best settlement amount possible. Do not sign a settlement agreement or provide a recorded or written statement to the insurance company before discussing it with your lawyer. Your lawyer will help you protect your rights and your compensation claim.What Types of Compensation Can I Recover?
It is difficult to estimate the total value of your claim accurately. Our team will need to investigate your case and look at multiple factors to provide you with an accurate estimate for your case. In most cases, the more injuries the victim sustained, the more compensation he or she can obtain. Suppose you are unable to work because you have a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. In that case, the jury is typically more willing to provide you with a large amount of damages for your injuries. Successful plaintiffs may be entitled to the following types of damage:
- Compensation for past and future medical expenses and the cost of rehabilitation
- Compensation for lost income
- Compensation for property damage
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Compensation for emotional trauma and mental anguish
One of the benefits of filing a personal injury lawsuit instead of seeking an insurance claim involves damages for pain and suffering. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you can recover damages for your pain and suffering. In some cases, courts will award additional punitive damages to punish a defendant who acted egregiously or maliciously. For example, when a defendant drinks and drives a semi-truck while on the job, courts are more likely to award additional punitive damages.Consult With a Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you or your loved one been injured in a truck accident involving a truck driver? If so, contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC at 704-370-2828 to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer.