Covenant Transport - Truck Accident Lawyers in Charlotte
Covenant Transport, Inc., is a trucking company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Many businesses and retail locations in Charlotte and across North Carolina rely on Covenant Transport to transport their goods across the country. They provide regional delivery, long haul team driver delivery, and temperature-controlled trucking. Founded in 1986, the company now operates over 7,000 trailers and 3,000 trucks with their sister companies Star Transportation, Inc., out of Tennessee and Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc., out of Arkansas.
Covenant Transport, Inc., owns a freight brokerage company called Covenant Transport Solutions, a Financial Solutions company and a tractor-trailer leasing company that caters to smaller fleets. They also sell used tractor trailers. The company has over 3,000 professional truck drivers who offer services to customers throughout the country, providing long-haul trucking services and over-the-road lanes to dedicated accounts. With such a significant presence in the South, it is inevitable that truck accidents involving Covenant Transport, Inc., can and do happen every year in North Carolina and throughout the United States.Victims’ Rights After a Semi-Truck Accident
Have you or your loved one been injured in a semi-truck accident involving a Covenant Transport, Inc., truck driver? If so, you may be wondering what you can do to pursue damages. If you have been seriously injured, you are probably facing extensive medical bills. You may be unable to return to work and worried about how you will pay your rent, mortgage, or other essential bills. One of the best things you can do to protect your claim and your financial future is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Under North Carolina law, victims of tractor-trailer accidents caused by another person's negligence have a right to sue the at fault driver for compensation. As a result, truck accident victims have the right to be fairly and fully compensated for all of the financial losses they have suffered when someone else is to blame for the truck accident. Victims can also recover non-economic damages for the pain and suffering they have endured from their injuries.Wrongful Death Claims After a Semi-Truck Accident
Unfortunately, due to the large size and heavy weight of semi-trucks, many truck accidents involving a passenger vehicle result in one or more deaths. The weight of a semi-truck can crush the passengers and drivers, and passenger vehicles. Or, a semi-truck can collide with a passenger vehicle and send it spinning or rolling across the road, causing fatal injuries to those involved. If your loved one has died in a truck accident because of another person's negligence, you can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Families who bring successful wrongful death lawsuits are entitled to compensation for the medical expenses of their loved one before his or her death. They are also entitled to a loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, and compensation for the pain of losing their loved one. While bringing a wrongful death lawsuit after a truck accident can never bring your loved one back, it can help you secure your and your family's financial future and bring a sense of justice for your loved one's death.Proving Liability After a Semi-Truck Accident
Whether you plan on filing a claim for compensation through the at-fault truck driver’s insurance company or by pursuing compensation to a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove liability. Liability means that the person who acted negligently is liable or at fault for the accident. Trucking companies have significant resources and often send adjusters or investigators to the scene of a truck accident. They may begin pressuring you to provide them with a statement. It is important that you do not discuss the case with an adjuster or investigator until you talk to your lawyer. You may unintentionally admit fault and harm your chances of obtaining compensation.
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our experienced truck accident lawyers know how to investigate a devastating truck accident successfully. We have the experience and financial resources to gather the evidence available to build a case that the truck driver or third-party driver caused the accident that resulted in your injuries. Truck drivers are held to a higher standard than passenger drivers, and we may be able to use their federal or state law violations to show that the truck driver is presumed to be negligent for your injuries. The sooner you contact our award-winning personal injury lawyers to schedule your free initial consultation, the better.