Powerful Asheville Truck Accident Lawyers to Fight for You
Asheville is home to a lot of scenic mountain roads. They’re part of the area’s many charms, with winding, hilly thoroughfares and highways with great views of nature. They’re perfect for a leisurely drive in a car, but a challenge for those who drive tractor trailers and haul freight for a living.
When a truck driver is not up to the challenge, people get hurt. And while the case may seem open and shut to you, trucking accident cases can be extremely complex. Evidence can disappear very quickly and there may be more parties involved. That’s when an experienced Asheville truck accident lawyer can potentially make a world of difference for you. Call us at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.
Does Asheville Have a Lot of Large Truck Accidents?
You need only read the news. In April 2021, a man was killed when a tractor trailer was unable to stop for a traffic light on U.S. 23 near Asheville. The crash caused the trailer to flip over onto two cars. Interstate 40 also sees its share of crashes, including one in November 2020 that closed the road for 12 hours.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which oversees trucking safety, there were 6,800 crashes involving “large trucks” in North Carolina in 2019, resulting in 4,686 injuries and 144 deaths.
Asheville has historically ranked near the top of North Carolina’s most accident-prone cities, and we can at least see the risk factors present. Asheville’s challenging topography – in town and out – is dangerous. High speeds, long braking times, and heavy loads tractor trailers must contend with can create a perfect storm.
What Does an Asheville Truck Accident Lawyer Do for Me?
If you’ve been injured in an accident with a truck, you might think the process to receive possible compensation would be similar to an accident with another car. Typically, the at-fault driver’s insurance, or the insurance on that vehicle, is the one compensating victims. That’s an oversimplification for truck accidents. If you’re injured in an accident with a big truck or tractor trailer, there are many more things to consider.
In a truck accident, you may have a commercial truck (the tractor or semi), a commercial trailer, a commercial driver, and the cargo. All of them may have insurance policies. Some or all of those insurers may try to “pass the buck,” which may leave you in an endless loop of waiting for a decision on reimbursement.
Experienced truck accident attorneys know how to find and secure evidence, the right questions to ask, who to ask, and how to untangle the insurance mess that sometimes accompanies the accidents.
How Much Will It Cost Me to Hire an Ashville Truck Accident Attorney?
The short answer is “nothing out of pocket.” Our experienced truck accident attorneys are paid on what is called a contingency fee basis.2 Instead of charging you an hourly attorney’s fee, we are paid a percentage of any compensation we’re able to obtain on your behalf. You’re not paying us as you wait for a result, and we’re motivated to seek as much compensation as possible as quickly as possible.
It’s an arrangement that enables you to focus on your health, not on your bill from your lawyer.
All of this means you get the benefit of an experienced truck accident attorney without an up-front or hourly fee. Our litigators average more than 15 years of experience, and our firm’s attorneys total more than 850 years of legal experience!
If You’ve Been Injured in a Truck Accident in Asheville, Call Us
With more than 50 attorneys, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and its Asheville office is prepared to help you. Our truck accident lawyers have statewide experience. One of our attorneys even represented the family of a man killed by a dump truck on the very same road he took to work each day. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Asheville, call 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online anytime, 24/7. We’re happy to discuss your case and evaluate it at no charge and with no obligation.
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