Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents

How does an 18-wheeler accident happen?

Trucking accidents in North Carolina can be devastating. There are many causes of 18-wheeler accidents, ranging from driver distraction to accidents due to fatigue or accidents due to driving while intoxicated (DWI).

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, our truck accident lawyers in North Carolina understand the trauma victims go through. Some of our attorneys have gone through the same thing. We provide aggressive representation by taking a tough stand against the insurance companies. At the same time, we offer personal attention. We treat our clients with the dignity and respect they deserve. If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident, contact a North Carolina accident lawyer today. Call 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online.

Where truck accidents happen

Every day, truckers from out of state travel through North Carolina. They may be hauling cargo on I-95, I-40 or I-85. They may be headed to the Goodyear plant in Fayetteville. Truckers travel at all hours and use a variety of roads. Accidents involving semi trucks can happen anytime and anywhere, even on rural roads, where 64 percent of the fatal crashes occur, truck accident statistics show.

The following are common causes of commercial trucking accidents in North Carolina:

  • Drunk driving, or driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted truck driving (such as texting or use of cell phones by truckers)
  • Operating with overloaded trailers, which can cause brake failure or tipping
  • Mechanical malfunctions (brakes, tires or lights that fail)

Call our law firm today

Our North Carolina truck accident attorneys provide a potent combination of experience and resources. We know how to thoroughly investigate all of the factors involved in a truck accident and fight to try to hold the responsible parties accountable. Injuries can be severe and result in significant losses. You may experience skyrocketing medical bills, a loss of wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Let a North Carolina attorney fight for you and pursue the compensation you may need and deserve. Call 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online.

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin serves communities in North Carolina, including Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Charlotte, New Bern, Greenville, Greensboro, Goldsboro, Henderson, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson and Winston-Salem.