Prime Freight Logistics Truck Accident Lawyer

Prime Freight Logistics has provided integrating shipping, tracking, and freight management services during the last three decades. They specialize in transporting goods between North America and Southeast Asia. Prime Freight Logistics has helped tens of thousands of suppliers and clients. They provide truck services, warehousing, brokering with customs, ocean, and air shipping. Since 1991, Prime Freight has remained committed to freight management needs. Their industry leaders have over 150 years of combined experience in global shipping, freight forwarding, and hands-on supply chain expertise.

Why You Need an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, you may be wondering what steps you should take. You are probably facing significant medical bills from your ambulance trip, costs from a hospital stay, surgeries, medical equipment, and ongoing medical care. Victims of catastrophic injuries are unable to return to work, making it difficult to pay bills. Hiring an experienced lawyer can help you obtain the financial compensation you need to pay all of your medical expenses and obtain the medical care you need in the future.

How Do Truck Accident Claims and Lawsuits Work?

If a negligent driver caused the truck accident that caused your injuries, you might be entitled to compensation under North Carolina law. Victims of truck accidents have a legal right to bring a lawsuit against the person or company whose negligence caused their injuries. You will need to gather evidence to show or demonstrate that the defendant's negligence caused your injuries to obtain compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we have the resources and skills needed to investigate your case thoroughly and gather evidence on your behalf.

Trucking companies like Prime Freight Logistics have extensive resources and funding to deny paying you the compensation you deserve. We will immediately begin protecting your rights by investigating the incident, working with accident reconstruction specialists, and gathering information like the black box recording on the big rig truck.

We will also negotiate aggressively with the insurance company, pushing them to give you the full amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries. Truck accident victims who hire an attorney have more success than those who try to seek compensation on their own, whether from a personal injury lawsuit or an insurance settlement.

The Most Common Types of Truck Accident Lawsuits

Buses, delivery vans, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and fuel trucks are among the most common commercial vehicles involved in truck accident cases. Because of their massive size and weight, truck accidents are more likely to cause devastating injuries. Individuals who have been injured in a large trucking collision will often begin a lawsuit alleging that negligence occurred on the truck driver’s part.

Depending on the facts of the case, the victim may be able to sue the trucking company. For example, if the truck driver was an employee of the company, the victim may be able to sue the company for negligent hiring. Trucking companies have a legal duty to use reasonable care when hiring employees. Suppose a trucking company fails to conduct a reasonable background check and does not discover that an employee has had serious traffic violations or a DUI conviction. If an employee injures someone in a drunk driving incident, the victim can hold the trucking company liable for hiring his or her injuries.

Accidents Involving Negligent Vehicle Maintenance

Commercial vehicles are legally required to meet several different federal laws and safety standards. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for regulating commercial trucking activity. Nonetheless, common carriers sometimes evade or ignore federal law to save money. As a result, truck maintenance accidents occur. Some of the common maintenance issues that affect trucking safety and serious collisions include the following:

  • Brakes
  • Headlights
  • Steering
  • Tow hitch defects
  • Lack of inspections
  • Unsecured loads
Proving Negligence

Negligence occurs whenever a person or a company fails to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. For a victim to hold a commercial truck driver liable, he or she must prove that the driver breached a duty of care, causing the truck accident. The victim also must prove that the truck accident caused him or her an injury that resulted in financial losses.

Discuss Your Case With a Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or your loved one have been seriously injured in a Charlotte truck accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation with our skilled truck accident lawyers.

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