Compassionate Fayetteville Truck Accident Lawyer
No one really thinks about getting in an accident on the road. Most people think about getting in an accident with a truck even less. Fayetteville is literally surrounded by Interstates, including I-95, the I-95 business route right through town, the I-295 bypass, and the Highway 401 bus route. Those are the kinds of roads where many of the big rigs and commercial trucks ply their trade.
Being hit by another car is bad enough. What happens when the vehicle that hits you is 10 times the mass of your vehicle? You’re in for a bad day.
Whether you’re injured in a truck accident or your family wants to pursue a wrongful death claim, a Fayetteville truck accident lawyer can assist you.
Are Most Truck Accidents in Fayetteville Preventable?
Probably. Many of the crashes collectively referred to as “accidents” are actually caused by carelessness or negligence of some form or another. Sometimes, it’s people in their cars not giving enough room when they pass, or trying to pass trucks that are making wide right turns.
But truckers can also be to blame. Some leading contributing causes are:
- fatigue (preventable)
- speeding (preventable)
- mechanical or equipment failure (often preventable if maintenance is done properly)
Perhaps you’ve seen those shreds of rubber laying by or in the roadway? That could be a tire tread separation from a tractor trailer – there’s a reason they’re called 18-wheelers. And the driver may not even know it’s failed, even though they’re required to check their equipment regularly.
If you’ve been hurt in a trucking accident in Fayetteville, contact a skilled lawyer with direct experience on commercial vehicle cases. Call us at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.
Do Special Laws and Regulations Apply to Truck Drivers?
Absolutely. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for these laws and regulations via Title 49 of the Federal Code. States can add their own as well. The FMCSA establishes licensing requirements and the training needed to earn a license. It establishes a blood-alcohol level limit of 0.02 for truckers – half the limit of passenger car drivers.
The FMCSA also limits the number of hours truckers are allowed to drive per day, and requires electronic logs to ensure they are not overdriving. It also regulates how cargo should be secured. This is just a sample of the laws governing truckers. It doesn’t mean they’re always followed, and that can lead to tragic consequences in a trucking accident.
Is There a Deadline for Filing a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?
In North Carolina, there is a statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits like trucking accidents. If you’re injured in a trucking accident in Fayetteville, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. If you lost a loved one to a fatal trucking accident, you may pursue a wrongful death claim, and again, there is a time limit, so act as soon as possible.
Regardless of the situation, it is best to pursue your case sooner rather than later. An experienced truck accident lawyer in Fayetteville can help you build your case. We know how to gather evidence, which insurers could potentially owe you compensation, and what outside professionals to hire – if needed – to fight for what you may deserve.
How Much Does a Fayetteville Truck Accident Attorney Cost?
We work on what is called a “contingency fee” basis.2 That means that we do not collect an attorney’s fee unless we collect for you. There are no hourly bills. We take the financial burden off of you.
In short, we share your desire to seek maximum compensation – as quickly as possible – and we don’t get an attorney’s fee unless we get compensation for you.2 Lowball settlement offers from insurance companies don’t impress us. We know them when we see them, and if it comes to it, we’re not afraid to fight in court to try to ensure you’re getting just compensation.
The Truck Accident Attorneys at James Scott Farrin
Have you been injured in an accident with a truck? Our team of truck accident attorneys may be able to help you! Our team was able to secure a $4,500,000 settlement for one North Carolina man who was injured in a commercial truck accident.1 And that’s just one example!
Since 1997, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has represented tens of thousands of accident victims. In total, we’ve recovered more than $1.4 billion in compensation for more than 55,000 clients.1 If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in Fayetteville, contact our Fayetteville office directly. You can also contact us online or call 1-866-900-7078 anytime for a free case evaluation.
Testimonials do not reference all the feedback the firm has received. Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome can be achieved in a future.