Interstate Truck Accident Lawyer - Charlotte
Car accident cases involving large trucks can be complicated. The parties to a truck accident law suit can include drivers, owners, shippers, mechanics, passengers, and multiple insurance companies. Some truck accident cases are even more complex because they happen out of state or the truck is driven or owned by a person who does not live in the state in which the accident occurred. These types of truck accidents are called interstate truck accidents.Contact a Charlotte Interstate Truck Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been injured in an interstate truck accident in North Carolina, the law firm of Arnold & Smith, PLLC, will seek justice on your behalf regardless of where the driver who caused your injuries resides. Contact us today to learn more about how we can advocate for your right to compensation during a free initial consultation.North Carolina Truck Accidents Involving Out-of-State Drivers
Truck drivers put many miles on the road, often crossing state lines, every day as part of their job. As a result, many truck accident cases involve out-of-state drivers. If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by an out-of-state driver, you may be concerned that you will not be able to recover compensation. However, as long as the accident occurred in North Carolina, personal injury victims can pursue compensation from the negligent defendant in North Carolina courts. It does not matter where the at-fault driver is from. It only matters that the accident took place in North Carolina. When an accident occurs within North Carolina state lines, the victim has jurisdiction to bring a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina.
Out-of-state drivers are typically treated the same way as they would be treated if they were from North Carolina in truck accident cases. As a result, victims of accidents caused by non-North Carolina residents have a right to pursue compensation in two different ways. First, they can pursue compensation through the truck driver’s insurance policy. When a truck driver is an employee of a trucking company, the victim will seek compensation through the trucking company’s commercial insurance policy. Victims can also pursue compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver personally, the trucking company, and/or any third-parties liable for the accident.Investigating Interstate Truck Accidents
In truck accident cases involving Interstate drivers, the investigation is crucial. Finding specific evidence of truck driver or trucking company negligence is essential to establishing fault in a personal injury lawsuit. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we have the financial resources and experience to explore all of the details in your interstate truck accident case, including driver fatigue, logbook violations, drunk driving, excessive speed, unsecured loads, and untrained drivers.Why You Need an Aggressive Lawyer on Your Side
You may assume that since you will be filing an insurance claim and since you were not at fault, you will be able to recover all of the compensation you need and deserve. Unfortunately, insurance companies are notorious for trying to deny and minimize claims to make as much profit as possible. Trucking companies are typically well-funded. They are motivated to defend against trucking accident claims and have the resources to do so aggressively. In some cases, trucking companies will even send out investigators to the scene of the truck accident to begin building their legal defense immediately.
If you have suffered a severe personal injury or your loved one has died because of a truck accident, it is crucial that you contact an aggressive lawyer as soon as possible. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers have experience working for auto insurance companies and know the ins and outs of how they attempt to deny paying victims compensation. We use this experience to defend our clients aggressively.
Our lawyers have experience handling high-stakes negotiations with trucking companies and their insurers. We treat every case as though it may go to trial and begin preparing immediately by thoroughly investigating the truck accident. We will fight to protect your interest and give you the same aggressive legal representation that the trucking company will be receiving.Contact a Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyer Today
In North Carolina, you only have a limited amount of time to bring a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The sooner you discuss your case with a skilled personal injury lawyer, the better. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation.