CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. Lawyers in Charlotte
CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc., formerly known as CRST International, is a freight trucking company based out of Iowa. Founded in 1955, CRST The Transportation Solutions, Inc. is a privately held trucking company with annual revenue of $1.5 billion and a current fleet of about 4,500 semi-trucks. In the 2010s, CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc. entered a phase of acquisitions and mergers. They acquired Specialized Transportation Inc. out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2011. In 2014, the company moved its headquarters to Iowa.Filing a Compensation Claim for a Personal Injury Caused by a Truck Accident
Many accidents involving semi-truck drivers are due to the driver’s negligence or errors. A semi-truck driver may cause an accident due to erratic movements. Many truck accidents are caused by speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, or truck driver fatigue. When a driver’s negligence causes your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Under North Carolina law, when a person’s negligence causes another’s injuries, the injured party has a right to bring a lawsuit for compensation.
There are two main ways to recover compensation after a truck accident: an insurance claim and a personal injury lawsuit. Most commercial truck companies carry commercial vehicle insurance. As an injured victim, you can file an insurance claim with CRST’s insurance policy. However, even if it’s evident that the truck driver was at fault for your injuries, obtaining the compensation you deserve can be challenging.
Insurance companies often try to pay out as little as possible in damages. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we offer aggressive legal representation. We will handle all of the negotiations with the insurance company and ensure that your rights are protected. If you decide to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, we will thoroughly investigate your case and gather evidence related to proving fault. We treat every case as if it could go to trial and work tirelessly to fight for your right to compensation. Our lawyers have significant courtroom experience.Determining Liability in a Truck Accident
As someone injured in a commercial truck, semi-trailer, or cargo van accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Many personal injury lawsuits settle out-of-court. Before the case goes to trial, the defendant may offer a settlement agreement. When plaintiffs sign the settlement agreement, they forfeit the right to take the lawsuit to trial.
Truck accident lawsuits tend to be highly complex. After we review the facts of your case, we will determine who is liable for the truck accident. There could be several different defendants who are liable. Suppose the following scenario. A trucking company hired a truck driver but failed to run a background check. If they had run a background check, they would have noticed that the truck driver has a criminal record that includes driving under the influence. One day, the truck driver gets into the truck and starts driving while intoxicated, causing a devastating accident that results in your injuries.
In this case, the victim could file a lawsuit against the truck driver and the trucking company. The victim would be able to claim that the trucking company's negligent hiring caused the accident. If they had done their due diligence, they would have discovered that the driver had an unsafe driving record. Depending on the accident, there could be other drivers who are also at fault for your injuries. We will determine the best strategy to obtain compensation in your case.Damages Available in a Truck Accident Lawsuit
Personal injury victims are entitled to several different types of damages under North Carolina law. Filing a truck accident claim is the first remedy available for injured truck accident victims. Doing so can help you and your loved ones receive the financial compensation you need to stay afloat financially and receive the medical care you deserve. Successful truck accident victims are entitled to the following types of damages:
- Hospital bills, the cost of rehabilitation and therapy, and medical expenses
- Loss of past, current, and future earnings due to a permanent or temporary disability
- The cost of rental vehicles
- Property damage, including the loss of your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Mental stress and emotional anguish
Have you or your loved one been injured in a truck accident involving CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc.? If so, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation.