Knight Transportation - Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyer
Knight Transportation offers Nationwide trucking services. With 25 terminals, over 4,000 trucks, and over 11,000 trailers, they are one of the largest trucking companies in North America. Knight Transportation also works with the following affiliate companies: Swift Transportation, Abilene Motor Express, and Barr-Nun. Knight Transportation has 64,000 trailers, 15,000 trucks, and 38 terminals at its disposal when including the resources from these affiliated companies. They offer customers consistent, predictable freight deliveries throughout the year and across the country.Why Semi-Truck Accidents are So Dangerous
Unfortunately, even when trucking companies like Knight Transportation make safety a priority, truck accidents happen. Semi-truck accidents are especially dangerous because of the weight and size of the semi-truck. When a semi-truck clips a passenger vehicle, it can cause the passenger vehicle to roll, sometimes crushing the driver or passenger. In truck accidents that occur on the freeway, a semi-truck can cause a dangerous multi-vehicle collision.What to Do After a Truck Accident
If you are involved in a truck accident, you may be in a state of shock. Whether you are a pedestrian, trucker, or passenger who has been injured in a commercial truck accident, it is crucial that you understand your legal rights. Do not discuss the accident with anyone at the scene of the truck accident except for the police. Trucking companies such as Knight Transportation have significant resources. They may send a claims adjuster to the scene of the truck accident to begin investigating.
Their ultimate goal is to avoid paying victim's compensation whenever possible. We recommend discussing your case with an experienced truck accident lawyer first so you can protect your rights and avoid unintentionally admitting fault.Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
We also recommend going to the hospital and undergoing a thorough medical evaluation. Make sure you tell the doctor evaluating you about all of your symptoms and pain. Doing so will help you receive an accurate diagnosis. It may also help you demonstrate that the truck accident caused your injury. Defendants and insurance companies may argue that you were not injured by the truck accident if you do not undergo a medical evaluation.
Additionally, if you do not follow your doctor's orders, take your medication, and attend follow-up appointments, they may try to argue that your injury is not as severe as you are claiming. Following your doctor's orders will help you protect your legal claim to compensation.Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
In the aftermath of the truck accident, you may be wondering if you do need an attorney. The thought of dealing with a lawsuit may seem overwhelming, especially when you are trying to recover from your injuries. Working with a truck accident lawyer is essential for several reasons. As mentioned above, trucking companies like Knight Transportation have significant resources at their disposal, teams of lawyers and claims investigators. If you do not hire a lawyer quickly after the accident, you will be at a disadvantage.
Additionally, an experienced truck accident lawyer will be able to negotiate with the insurance company. Your lawyer can help you prepare a statement to give to the insurance company, and avoid unintentionally admitting fault. Experienced truck accident lawyers know how to negotiate aggressively to help their clients obtain the largest settlement possible. If you are concerned about paying for a lawyer, Arnold & Smith, PLLC works on a contingency basis. You will not have to pay any legal costs until your lawyer successfully obtains compensation through an insurance settlement or lawsuit.Damages Available in a Truck Accident Lawsuit
In North Carolina, victims of truck accidents can recover several types of damages. They are entitled to economic damages for the easily quantifiable costs associated with their injuries. Monetary damages include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and any other expense caused by the truck accident. Plaintiffs are also entitled to non-economic damages for the pain and suffering they have injured due to the accident.Discuss Your Truck Accident Case With an Experienced Lawyer
Have you been seriously injured in a truck accident involving Knight Transportation? Are your medical bills and other bills mounting higher while you cannot return to work due to your injuries? If so, we recommend setting up a free consultation with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Arnold & Smith, PLLC. Our attorneys know how to negotiate aggressively with insurance companies and provide you with the excellent legal representation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.