DHL Express Truck Accident Lawyers
DHL Express is an international courier, express mail, and package delivery company. They are a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post. Delivering over 1.5 billion parcels per year, DHL Express is a major distributor. In the United States, DHL specializes in transporting general freight and parcels. DHL is located in Kentucky. With over 1,100 drivers, DHL logs 9.3 million miles per year. Even the safest mail and freight carriers may find themselves liable when one of their drivers is involved in a semi-truck accident.What to Do After Being Injured in a DHL Express Truck Accident
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a truck accident involving a DHL Express driver, the steps you take after the accident are crucial. The first thing you should do is obtain the medical care you need. Even if you think your injuries may be mild, we recommend following the recommendations of the paramedics at the scene of the accident. If they advise you to go to the emergency room, you should follow their advice. If you do not go to the emergency room, we recommend receiving a thorough medical evaluation from a medical doctor.
Receiving the medical care you need will help you recover as quickly as possible. Additionally, it will help you establish a record of medical care demonstrating that the truck accident caused your injuries. Insurance companies frequently argue that the victim's injuries pre-existed the truck accident, so their customer is not liable. Following your doctor's orders and keeping all of your medical records may help you prove that the truck accident caused your injuries.Discuss Your Case With a Truck Accident Lawyer
After receiving the medical care you need, your next step should be discussing your case with a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Truck accident companies have more resources than most passengers or drivers. They frequently send claims inspectors, investigators, and insurance representatives to truck accident scenes immediately to begin trying to deny liability. The sooner you discuss your case with an accident lawyer, the more time your lawyer will have to investigate your case and gather evidence.Paying for Legal Representation After a Truck Accident
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we understand how difficult it is for truck accident victims to pay their expenses while taking time off of work to recover from their injuries. We also know that the thought of getting involved in a lawsuit seems overwhelming after a devastating injury. However, it is crucial that you discuss your case as soon as possible. Trucking companies will begin mounting their legal defense immediately after the accident. You need an effective lawyer to protect your compensation claim and begin developing your legal strategy.
Our law firm offers potential clients free initial consultations so they can ask questions and learn about the value of their case without having to pay legal fees. Additionally, we do not charge our clients legal fees until we obtain compensation for them through an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit.Common Causes of North Carolina Truck Accidents
As with any other automobile accidents, the majority of truck accidents involve negligence. Either the truck driver’s negligence caused the accident, or another driver’s negligence caused the accident involving a semi-truck driver. In some cases, two or more drivers are at fault for causing the accident. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- Distracted driving: Truck drivers have more temptation than ever to engage in distracted driving. Truck drivers are on the road for hours at a time, and the temptation to watch videos, text, talk on the phone or eat while driving can cause devastating accidents
- Driving while intoxicated: In addition to driving while under the influence of alcohol, many truck accidents are caused by truck drivers taking drugs like amphetamines to help them stay awake on long drives
- Negligent or reckless driving: When truck drivers do not use reasonable care, they can veer into other lanes, causing devastating multi-vehicle accidents
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we work on a contingency fee basis. We do not demand payment upfront from our clients, and we offer a free initial consultation. If you have been injured in a Charlotte truck accident and you believe you are entitled to compensation, our fees will be free of charge until we win. In North Carolina, you only have three years to file a personal injury accident. The sooner you speak to a lawyer, the better your claim to compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.