Estes Express Line Truck Accident Lawyer

Estes Express Line is a freight company that offers end-to-end transportation and custom Logistics Solutions. With semi-truck drivers working across the country, Estes Express line is the largest privately-owned freight shipping company in North America. They manage more than 3,000 trailers and 7,000 tractors, and a network of over 260 terminals. Estes Express line offers freight solutions to and from every state, as well as throughout Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean. They also have a standard network of nearly 7,000 next-day lanes and over 270 million next-day points. The company provides custom shipping and Logistics Services, commercial non-stop Delivery Solutions, and residential solutions.

What to Do After an Estes Express Truck Accident

With such a significant presence of semi-truck drivers across the country, truck accidents involving Estes Express Line drivers happen every year. If you have been injured in a devastating truck accident, you may be wondering what steps you should take. After a truck accident, the following can help your legal claim or cause problems for your claim down the road.

One of the most important things you can do after calling 911 is to ensure that you do not unintentionally admit fault for the accident. Large trucking companies, including Estes Express Line, have vast resources. They may send claims adjusters or investigators to the truck accident scene to gather evidence to avoid paying compensation to victims. They may try to ask you questions. Remember, you do not have any obligation to discuss the accident with anyone other than the police. Wait until you have discussed your case with a lawyer before you discuss your case with an insurance claims adjuster to protect yourself.

Follow Your Doctor's Orders

It is also important that you follow your doctor's orders after an accident. Many of us downplay injuries or illnesses, but it is crucial that you do not do so if you have been injured in a truck accident. When the paramedics recommend going to the emergency room, follow their advice. If not, visit your doctor as soon as possible to obtain a comprehensive evaluation. Tell your doctor about all of your symptoms so your doctor can diagnose you accordingly. Follow all of your doctor's orders, including taking your medication on time and visiting any specialist your doctor recommends. Doing so will help show that the truck accident caused your injuries and that they are as serious as you claim.

Top 10 Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are hazardous due to the considerable weight and size of semi-trucks. The most common causes of truck accidents include the following:

  • Brake problems
  • Traffic flow interruptions from a previous accident or congestion
  • Prescription drug use, including uppers
  • Traveling too fast for the road conditions or weather conditions
  • Unfamiliarity with the roadway
  • Railway problems
  • Not following traffic directions, such as not stopping at a stoplight or traffic control device or ignoring a crosswalk
  • Over-the-counter drug use
  • Inadequate surveillance
  • Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common causes of truck accidents. Truck drivers have to drive for long periods. Even though they are required by federal law to take breaks while driving, many truck drivers ignore these laws and drive for hours at a time. Fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. When a driver is fatigued, it is more likely that they will miss dangerous conditions or respond to them poorly.

Recovering Compensation After a Truck Accident

Litigating truck accident cases can be an expensive and daunting prospect. Truck accident companies typically have a team of lawyers ready to defend the company and prevent the victim from recovering compensation. Likewise, insurance companies often attempt to deny claims to save money. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need an aggressive lawyer who will negotiate diligently on your behalf. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we know how to obtain compensation for truck accident victims by conducting a thorough investigation, negotiating aggressively, and, when necessary, representing our clients with skill in court.

Contact Our Charlotte Car Accident Lawyers

If you or your loved one has been injured and a Charlotte car accident, Arnold & Smith, PLLC, can help. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. We do not charge our clients legal fees until we obtain compensation for them.

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