Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyers
With two interstate highways passing through it, Charlotte sees more than its share of truck accidents as truck drivers in semis and other large commercial motor vehicles whiz through the city. Charlotte’s building boom also means its streets are occupied with commercial vehicles, such as dump trucks and cement trucks, in addition to the tractor trailers delivering in town. All this traffic and congestion make it more likely that a truck accident might occur.
It’s not just the pass-through arteries of I-77 and I-85, the I-485 loop, or the I-277 ring around Uptown where a truck accident could happen. There are plenty of trucks on Charlotte’s surface streets, from Westinghouse and South Boulevard, to NC16 (which has many names) and Independence Boulevard, to NC49 that stretches from South Carolina through the heart of Uptown and the university area.
What should you do when you’re in a truck accident? Call a Charlotte truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078.
If you were injured in a truck accident just across the border in South Carolina, we can still assist you!
Are Truck Driver Error and Driver Fatigue Major Reasons for Truck Accidents in Charlotte?
In North Carolina in 2021, there were more than 16,300 large truck accidents. These truck accidents resulted in nearly 3,800 injuries, many of them serious injuries, and 150 deaths. The most common causes of truck accidents overall are negligent behavior by truck drivers such as abusing prescription drugs (26%) and driving too fast (23%) according to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Driver fatigue (13%) was the next largest reason why truck accidents happen.
Anyone who’s driven on Charlotte’s interstates during rush hour has probably had a close call and nearly had a truck accident. Whether it’s the blind turns and sudden stops of I-77 (especially heading south through town), or driving I-85 directly into the sun for truck drivers in the morning and the afternoon, the danger of truck accidents is everywhere.
How Do I File an Insurance Claim After an Accident with a Truck Driver?
This is where many people get confused. Trucking companies can be large, complex businesses with multiple insurers. The first question for truck accident personal injury cases is, which insurance company may be responsible? Or is there more than just one? Commercial trucks can be insured in many different ways, and they may try to pass the buck to each other – which leaves you without potential compensation for even longer.
Insurance on commercial vehicles is a complicated subject. If you’re hurt in an accident, seek medical attention first. Then, consider hiring a Charlotte trucking accident attorney who knows the intricacies involved in trying to recover compensation from trucking companies and their insurers. A Charlotte truck accident law firm can help you try to recover maximum compensation.
How Long Does It Take to Get Paid After a Truck Accident?
If you are entitled to compensation in your truck accident case, the timeline depends on a variety of factors, including: how severe is your injury, and how long does treatment take? Was fault clear, and how long does the investigation take? Was it a serious accident with punitive damages for multiple parties involved, or was it a simple fender bender with a distracted truck driver? Are outside professionals needed to reconstruct events? How are the insurance companies reacting?
In order for accident victims to try to settle their truck accident claim for maximum compensation, they need to know the cost of their medical treatment and other medical expenses. That takes time, especially if, for example, you’ve suffered permanent damage from your truck accident. That also requires one or more insurance companies to agree with you on what is “reasonable” compensation. Rather than argue with them while you’re trying to recover, consider hiring a Charlotte trucking accident lawyer to focus on your case while you focus on your health.
How Should I Find a Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyer?
You want an experienced truck accident attorney who can handle multiple insurance companies if necessary. One of our Charlotte truck accident attorneys taught a class on truck accident litigation, and has worked truck accident cases since the early 90s.
You also want Charlotte truck accident lawyers who are capable of pursuing a wrongful death case if you’ve lost a loved one in a truck accident with a tractor-trailer or semi. You also want a firm that has the resources to fight for you, even if that means going to court. Look for reviews and testimonials from former clients on truck accident cases. And, of course, contact them and talk through your case. For instance, if you call us at 1-866-900-7078, anytime 24/7, you’ll speak with a live person. And we’ll evaluate your case for free.
Lastly, you want to know what it costs. We work on a contingency fee basis for our clients, which means we do not collect an attorney’s fee unless we collect for you.2
Contact the Charlotte Truck Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
Truck accidents are probably the most dangerous type of accident for most drivers. If you’ve been hurt in truck accident, don’t hesitate to call the Charlotte truck accident lawyers at James Scott Farrin. We’ve helped more than 60,000 clients recover more than $1.6 billion in total compensation since 1997.
Accident victims should contact our Charlotte office directly, call us right now at 1-866-900-7078, or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We can help you get answers, and help you understand your rights. Tell them you mean business.
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