Roadway Express Trucking Company Accident Lawyer
Roadway Express Trucking Company is an Ohio-based trucking company that comes from humble beginnings. Roadway Trucking Company has expanded several times to merge with other trucking companies. The company provides a wide range of shipping options for customers, including LTL (less than truckload) deliveries across North America. They try to save the environment and customers with the safe transport of cargo goods. With over 7,300 drivers and nearly 5,000 large commercial trucks, they have a significant presence in the national shipping company.Why are Trucking Accidents So Dangerous?
Because truck accidents are hazardous and can cause severe injuries and damages, federal and state governments have enacted laws to protect drivers. The trucking industry is heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which requires truck drivers to take periodic breaks and uphold maintenance standards. Unfortunately, some truck drivers and trucking companies do not follow federal and local regulations, leading to an increase in devastating truck accidents.
Trucking companies continue to be involved in accidents when they demand their drivers work longer hours than they should. Trucking companies can also ignore mechanical problems on trucks to save money, overload their trucks with too much cargo, or otherwise break safety regulations. When a large truck, tractor-trailer, or other commercial vehicle collides with a passenger vehicle, occupants are likely to be seriously injured. Trucking accidents commonly cause devastating injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, as well as death.Why You Need a Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer
Determining who is at fault in a truck accident is complicated. Even though many modern trucks have black boxes that record data before an accident, trucking companies have the resources and skills to protect themselves. Many trucking companies will send a claims adjuster to the truck accident scene immediately in an attempt to deny liability. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.Obtaining Compensation After a Truck Accident
After you have been injured in a truck accident, your vehicle may be totalled. Due to the large size of commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles involved in truck accidents rarely survive. You may also need expensive medical care, including surgeries and rehabilitation, to recover from your injuries. Many truck accident victims need money to pay for their medical care immediately after an accident.
One of the best ways to obtain compensation is to file a claim with the trucking company’s insurance policy. Another option is to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. You will need to prove that the truck driver caused your injuries through negligence, recklessness, or intentional behavior in both of these situations.Common Causes of Truck Accidents
One of our experienced lawyers can help determine the cause of your truck accident. We will engage in a thorough investigation of the accident to gather evidence for your case. Depending on the facts in your case, there could be one or more people or companies who are financially responsible for your injuries. For example, suppose a trucking company tried to cut corners and save money by not maintaining their trucks. As a result, they did not inspect a truck that later had a malfunction, resulting in your accident. In that case, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the trucking company.
Alternatively, if the truck driver acted negligently and caused the accident, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the truck driver. Additionally, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the trucking company for negligent hiring of the driver. Suppose the trucking company failed to look into the driver's background and discover a DUI conviction. If the truck driver was intoxicated over the legal limit when they collided with your vehicle, causing your injury, you would have the right to bring a lawsuit against the truck driver and the trucking company.Contact Our Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyers
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our skilled personal injury lawyers have experience working for insurance companies. We know all of the tactics used by insurance companies to deny paying compensation to victims. Our lawyers also have decades of experience taking cases to court. We are trial-ready lawyers who treat every case as though it may end up in court. As soon as you hire us, we will begin handling your case, negotiating with insurance companies, and protecting your rights. Contact our Charlotte personal injury lawyer to schedule your free initial consultation.