Three Recent North Carolina Truck Accidents
Semi-truck accidents occur regularly in North Carolina. Unfortunately, semi-truck accidents are among the most dangerous types of auto accidents. The large size and scope of semi-trucks make them particularly dangerous. Semi-truck accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, fractures, severe burns, and even death. We will discuss five recent North Carolina truck accidents that demonstrate just how dangerous these types of auto accidents can be for those involved.Woman Airlifted After Semi-Truck Accident on I-95
On July 17th, a devastating truck accident occurred, causing a North Carolina woman to be airlifted to WakeMed Hospital, where she is in critical condition. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the victim had to be extracted out of her vehicle after she was pinned within it. The semi-truck accident occurred on I-95 North near mile marker 100. A large moving truck flipped over during the accident.Amazon Delivery Driver Killed in Durham Crash
An Amazon delivery truck was recently involved in a deadly truck accident on Interstate 85 Northbound in Durham County. The truck accident occurred on Redwood Road. Sadly, the driver of the Amazon delivery truck was killed in the crash. The crash caused significant damage to the Amazon delivery truck.Four Dead, Including Two Children, in Truck Accident
Four family members, including two children, died in a dangerous truck accident. According to investigators, the family's vehicle hydroplaned and collided with a tractor-trailer. The truck accident occurred near Pine Bluff in Moore County, North Carolina. The driver of the Honda Accord lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and collided with the semi-truck.Recovering Compensation After a Truck Accident
As the truck accident cases mentioned above demonstrate, it only takes seconds for a devastating truck accident to occur. If you or your loved one has been injured in a North Carolina truck accident, you may be wondering what you should do next. Your medical bills may be piling up, and you may not be able to return to work due to your injury. The steps you take next can help or hurt your claim to compensation.
One of the most important things you can do is discuss your case with an experienced truck accident lawyer. Trucking companies have a vast amount of resources at their disposal. Many large trucking companies will send investigators to the scene of a truck accident to begin gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses. Passenger vehicle occupants who are injured are often at a disadvantage. When you work with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible, you can protect your legal claim to compensation.
Your lawyer can negotiate with the trucking company and insurance company on your behalf to ensure you obtain the most compensation possible. While your lawyer handles all of the aspects of your claim, you can focus on recovering from your serious injuries.Damages Available After a Truck Accident
There are two ways to obtain compensation after a truck accident. You can pursue compensation through the trucking company’s commercial insurance policy. Or you can pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against the trucker. Your lawyer will be able to help you determine who is liable for the accident. In many truck accident cases, there are multiple parties at fault for the accident. For example, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the truck driver and his or her employer.
Under North Carolina law, victims of trucking accidents may be entitled to at least two types of compensation, economic and non-economic. Economic compensation covers easily quantifiable costs, such as medical expenses, property damage, and lost income. Non-economic damages cover damages that are less easy to quantify, such as pain and suffering. An experienced lawyer can help you evaluate all of the damages you have suffered and will suffer in the future, so you know the total amount of compensation to which you are entitled.Discuss Your Case With a Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a semi-truck accident in North Carolina? If so, it is crucial that you discuss your case with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, We do not charge our clients until we successfully obtain compensation on their behalf. We also offer new clients a free initial consultation to ask us questions and discuss their cases with an experienced lawyer. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.