Charlotte Truck Accident Attorneys
With two interstate highways passing through it, Charlotte sees more than its share of trucking accidents as the big rigs and semis 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.
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. 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 can you do when one of these many big trucks hits you? Call a truck accident attorney in Charlotte at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Someone is available anytime, 24/7 – at 1-866-900-7078.
If you were injured in a trucking accident just across the border in South Carolina, we can still assist you!
What Causes the Majority of Truck Accidents in Charlotte?
In North Carolina in 2019, there were nearly 11,000 crashes involving a large truck of some kind. These crashes resulted in nearly 2,600 injuries and 113 deaths. The most common causes of trucking accidents overall are 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). Over-the-counter drugs (17%) and fatigue (13%) were the next largest threats.
Anyone who’s driven on Charlotte’s interstates during rush hour has probably had a close call. Whether it’s the blind turns and sudden stops of I-77 (especially heading south through town), or driving I-85 west directly into the sun in the morning and the afternoon, we know it happens.
What Is the Process for Filing an Insurance Claim for a Truck Accident in Charlotte?
This is where many people get confused. The first question is, which insurance company is responsible? Or are 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 truck wreck lawyer in Charlotte who knows the intricacies involved in seeking compensation from trucking companies and their insurers.
How Long Does It Take to Get Paid After a Truck Accident?
If you are entitled to compensation, 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? Are outside professionals needed to reconstruct events? How are the insurance companies reacting?
In order for a victim to settle their truck accident claim for a fair amount, they need to know the cost of their medical treatment. That takes time, especially if, for example, you’ve suffered permanent damage. 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 Can I Find a Truck Accident Attorney in Charlotte?
You want someone with experience, and who can handle multiple insurance companies if necessary. One of our Charlotte truck accident lawyers taught a class on trucking accident litigation, and has worked trucking accident cases since the early 90s. He even worked on a case for an accident that occurred just down the road from his home in Charlotte.
You want a firm capable of pursuing a wrongful death case if you’ve lost a loved one in a big rig accident. 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. 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 Trucking Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
Trucking accidents are probably the most dangerous type of accident for most drivers. If you’ve been hurt in a Charlotte trucking accident, don’t hesitate to call us. We’ve helped more than 50,000 clients recover more than $1.2 billion in total compensation since 1997.1 Put our experience in your corner! Start with a free case evaluation.
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.