18-wheeler accidents may demand the skills of a North Carolina truck accident lawyer
Commercial trucks are larger than passenger cars, sometimes as much as 30 times as big. When these big rigs and smaller passenger cars collide, the damage to the passenger vehicle can be extreme. Injuries to the occupants of the smaller vehicle can be significant.
An accident involving a small car and an 18-wheeler can be devastating. If you or a loved one was injured or a loved one sustained fatal injuries, don't hesitate to contact an experienced North Carolina truck accident lawyer right away. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free conversation about your potiental case.
What happens if I'm in a North Carolina accident and feel fine, but then have problems later?
"Question : I was in an auto accident and felt fine afterwards and said I was okay, but now I'm having health problems. Did I ruin my chance for a claim? Answer : So often times after a crash someone doesn't begin to hurt immediately, and they begin to worry that they've talked to an adjuster or to a doctor and told them that they don't hurt. And then they begin to hurt later."
A closer look at commercial truck accidents in the U.S. and North Carolina
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, one out of every nine traffic fatalities in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck (gross weight greater than 10,000 pounds). In that year, 4,229 people nationwide died as a result of truck accidents and an additional 90,000 were injured. About 162 of these deaths occurred in North Carolina.
Deaths resulting from large truck accidents are not limited to urban areas. Most of the fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in rural areas (64 percent). They are also not limited to nighttime driving. Sixty-seven percent of fatal accidents occur during the daytime and 80 percent occur on weekends.
A fatal accident may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin for a free initial case evaluation right now.
For more information about trucking accidents, please see the following pages:
- Causes of commercial trucking accidents
- Determining liability in 18-wheeler accidents
- Trucking regulations
- Truck accident insurance claims
- Trucking accident statistics
- Why hire a truck accident attorney
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Truck accidents can happen on any highway, at any time of day, and can change a person's life instantly. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin understand the financial, physical and emotional trauma that accompanies a trucking accident. The firm will represent you to the best of its ability, so you can concentrate on healing and restoring your life. Call today for a free case review and conversation about your potential claim.
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