Yellow Freight Truck Accident Lawyers - Charlotte, North Carolina
Yellow Freight Company, also known as YRC Worldwide, is now called Yellow. Yellow provides national trucking services powered by regional expertise. Yellow also gives customers comprehensive freight solutions. They offer next-day delivery, national coverage, guaranteed and expedited services, and freeze protection.
With terminals all over the United States, they also offer customers shipping in Canada and Mexico with hassle-free border crossing. Yellow provides domestic ocean services between Mainland USA ports, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. Yellow is powered by five brands, including Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, YRC Freight, and HNRY Logistics.Why You Need to Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Accident
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Large commercial trucking companies such as Yellow have extensive resources. Many times, trucking companies will send investigators to the scene of a truck accident to begin investigating so they can avoid paying damages to victims. While you are trying to cope with your injuries, they will try to avoid paying you compensation. Hiring a lawyer levels the playing field and allows you the chance to recover while your lawyer fights for your rights and negotiates on your behalf.
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our experienced personal injury lawyers start each case by working with professionals and the police to examine the truck accident site. We will speak with Witnesses, take pictures and videos of the trucks and vehicles, and gather any evidence that will help us prove the at-fault party's liability. We will conduct an extensive discovery process, deposing the defendants and witnesses by asking them oral and written questions.Obtaining Medical Treatment After a Truck Accident
After being injured in a truck accident, it is crucial that you obtain a medical evaluation. If the paramedics who arrived at the accident site suggest that you go to the emergency room, you should follow their advice. If not, make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. Make sure you tell your doctor about all of the symptoms and the pain you are experiencing. No symptom is too insignificant. Doing so will help you establish that your injury is as severe as you claim it is and that the truck accident caused your injury.
Trucking and insurance companies will typically try to claim that the victim did not suffer an injury or that the truck accident was not the cause of the injury. They may also try to claim that the injury is not as severe as the victim claims it is so they can avoid paying compensation to the victim. Keeping all of your medical documentation, following your doctor's orders, and taking all of your prescribed medication will strengthen your claim for compensation.Determining Who Was at Fault for Your Injuries
The goal of our investigation is to determine who was at fault or caused your injuries. To recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim, you will need to prove that the defendant caused your injuries. Most personal injury cases revolve around a legal theory called negligence. Negligence involves failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances. For example, texting while driving is a form of negligence. Drivers who use reasonable care do not text because texting is dangerous and can cause accidents.
In some truck accident cases, there are multiple at-fault parties. For example, the truck driver who drove negligently may be at fault for your accident. Additionally, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the truck driver’s employer. Perhaps the trucking company failed to run a background check, failed to train the driver, or failed to ensure the driver took breaks when necessary.
Our legal team will identify any parties who are responsible for your truck accident. You may be able to bring a lawsuit against the truck driver that caused the accident, the trucking company that hired the driver, the shipping company that used the services, or the maintenance company that failed to repair the truck properly.Contact a Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Being injured in a truck accident can be a life-altering event. Surviving injury victims or family members of a deceased victim have the right to demand Justice. One of the most important things victims and their families can do is discuss their case with an aggressive Charlotte truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation.