What to Do if You Have Been Injured in a Moving Truck Accident in Charlotte
As more people have been working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans have moved to a new state or even across the country. Moving trucks are a common sight in North Carolina and throughout the United States. Customers can choose between many different moving truck companies, and these vehicles come in multiple sizes. Customers can rent moving vans or even large commercial trucks.Why are Moving Trucks So Dangerous?
Moving trucks present a special danger to others on the road. Inexperienced drivers who get behind the wheel of massive moving trucks do not need a special commercial driver's license. As a result, many people who usually drive smaller vehicles may find themselves driving larger vehicles, up to 26 ft long, for the first time when they are moving across the state. Many people who drive moving trucks have never operated such a large vehicle, and they are unfamiliar with how the vehicle drives, their blind spots, and other factors that affect the safety of the moving truck. While national data regarding moving truck accidents can be difficult to find, we know that these accidents are usually preventable and far too common.Damages Caused in Moving Truck Accidents
When moving truck accidents do occur, serious damage can result. Moving trucks are often packed with furniture and other types of household goods, making them extremely heavy. Additionally, moving trucks are often higher off the ground than the average car. When they are involved in an accident and collide with another vehicle, the truck may fall over, crushing the occupants and resulting in severe injuries. When a moving truck accident occurs on the highway, the moving truck can jackknife and block several traffic lanes. The vehicles traveling on the highway can collide with the moving truck, causing serious injuries and a potential fire hazard.Get the Compensation You Deserve After a Moving Truck Accident
As with other commercial vehicle accidents, obtaining the compensation you deserve after a moving truck accident can be challenging. Many large moving companies and the owners of moving trucks have the financial resources to hire a team of lawyers to defend themselves and their clients after a moving truck accident. Insurance companies that ensure the moving truck company will fight tooth and nail to lower the amount of conversation you receive after an accident. They put their profits first and will try nearly any tactic to avoid paying.
It is important for victims of moving truck accidents to work with an experienced lawyer. Moving truck companies may begin investigating your case as soon as the accident happens to avoid paying you compensation. They may start calling you on the day of the accident. Working with an experienced lawyer can help you protect yourself as soon as the accident occurs. It will allow you to be on an equal footing with the large corporations who will begin trying to deny they are at fault and refusing to pay you compensation.
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our lawyers have the experience needed to fight for your right to compensation. Our lawyers have worked for insurance companies; we know the tactics they use to avoid paying victims their rightful compensation. We use our skills and experience to take on the insurance companies in moving truck accident cases. We focus a large part of our practice on fighting for personal injury victims to recover the compensation they need.
When you call us to schedule your free initial consultation, we will carefully evaluate your case. We will investigate your case and gather evidence proving that you are not at fault. When necessary, we work with experts to determine the total value of compensation you are owed, including compensation for all of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical disfigurement
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Wrongful death
If you have been seriously injured in a moving truck accident in North Carolina, you are probably concerned about how you will pay your mounting medical bills. You may have had to take time off of work due to your injuries. One of the best things you can do is discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC, as soon as possible so you can schedule your free initial consultation.