US Xpress: Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyers
US Xpress is one of these largest asset-based truckload carriers by revenue in the United States. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US Xpress employs over 7,000 truck drivers, and its vehicles travel over 616 million miles each year. US Xpress fills a need that other large companies do not by transporting hazardous materials, volatile liquids and gases, and chemicals. Even though US Xpress has one of the best safety records among other similarly sized trucking companies, accidents involving US Xpress drivers happen every year.Recovering Compensation After a US Xpress Trucking Accident
If you are one of the many people who've been injured in a truck accident in North Carolina, we recommend discussing your case with a lawyer as soon as possible. Truck accidents are some of the most devastating types of auto accidents due to the large size of semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles. There are two ways that truck accident victims can recover the compensation they deserve. The first is to submit an insurance claim with the at-fault driver. The second option is to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in civil court against the at-fault driver.
Determining who is at fault in a truck accident can be difficult. Many trucking companies have more resources than the passengers of other vehicles who become injured. As a result, they can send claims representatives or investigators to the truck accident scene to begin investigating immediately. Doing so puts the injured passenger at a disadvantage. If you have been injured, it is wise to discuss your case with a lawyer as soon as you are healthy enough to do so.
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we will immediately begin investigating your case and representing your rights. We will negotiate aggressively with the trucking company’s insurance policyholder and ensure that they do not take advantage of you. When our clients are trying to recover from serious injuries, the last thing they need is to deal with an insurance representative putting pressure on them to accept a settlement offer that's too low. We will handle all the communication between the insurance company defendant while you focus on your recovery.Pursuing a Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Driver
If you were involved in a US Xpress accident, you might be able to seek compensation from the driver’s employer. In many cases, individual drivers who were independent contractors do not have enough assets to pay for a victim's medical expenses in pain and suffering. However, large trucking companies like US Xpress do have enough assets to pay the victim's compensation. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Trucking companies have teams of lawyers and employees who limit their liability and avoid paying out compensation. They will begin investigating the accident to find any evidence possible to blame you for the accident so they can avoid paying you compensation. They may try to claim that you were distracted, not focusing on the road, or speeding and that you caused the accident. Our legal team knows how to advocate strongly for victims of truck accidents.
We will investigate by gathering video evidence, witness statements, and working with an accident reconstruction specialist to show that the at-fault truck driver caused your injuries. Once we determine who is at fault, we can begin pursuing compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. There may be multiple parties at fault, and in that case, you can bring a case against all of them.Why are Truck Accidents So Dangerous?
In most truck accidents, the driver and passengers in smaller vehicles have more severe injuries or even die due to the truck accidents. Large commercial vehicles can crush a smaller vehicle, block several lanes of traffic, cause head-on collisions, and cause dangerous fires. When passenger vehicles get caught underneath semi-trucks, they can be dragged along the highway or crushed, causing the death of the passengers involved.
In other semi-truck accidents, the semi-truck can clip the side of another vehicle, cause it to spin, and involve numerous other vehicles. It is not uncommon for serious truck accidents to involve 10 or more additional vehicles, especially when the accident happens on a freeway or highway.Discuss Your Case With a Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or your loved one has been injured in a serious truck accident involving a US Xpress driver, you need an experienced lawyer. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation.