Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers
While all accidents are complex, truck accidents can seem even more complicated. They often involve massive injuries and multiple people, organizations, and insurance companies. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, fighting an insurance company for fair compensation can be difficult without the help of a Charlotte truck accident lawyer.
At The Rhodes Firm, we have the tools needed to investigate your case and fight for the compensation you need. Call us today at (704) 891-2494.
Why You Need a Tractor Trailer Lawyer
The trucking industry is regulated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, but safety rules aren’t always followed. Trucking companies contribute to crashes when they demand longer-than-legal hours on the road, ignore mechanical problems, overload their trucks with cargo, or otherwise break regulations.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
After your truck accident, your vehicle may be totaled and you may need expensive medical treatments to recover from your injuries. But to file a claim for compensation, you must prove who or what was responsible for the truck accident. There are many causes of truck accidents, and it can be difficult to determine the reason for the accident without experienced legal help on your side.
When we take on your claim, we’ll determine if any Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations were violated by the truck driver or manufacturer. We’ll work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages the law allows.
Our law firm is familiar with the causes of truck accidents, such as:
- Irregular Truck Maintenance
Trucks require frequent maintenance. If a trucking company doesn’t perform regular maintenance inspections on its trucks and an accident occurs as a result, the company could be held liable for any injuries or property damage.
- Unsafe Driving
Truck drivers who speed, use electronic devices behind the wheel, follow too closely, or drive while intoxicated can lose control and cause serious accidents. When truck drivers’ unsafe behaviors cause truck accidents, they can be held responsible for accident-related damages.
The FMCSA defines “No-Zones” as areas in the front, sides, and rear of trucks where truck drivers can’t see other vehicles. When drivers are in trucks’ “No-Zones,“ serious accidents can occur if the truck drivers make sudden maneuvers. These accidents may be considered the other drivers’ fault.
Let Us Build Your Truck Accident Claim
Investigating the causes of truck accidents requires skill. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, let the North Carolina truck accident lawyer at The Rhodes Firm build a strong claim for you. Call us at (704) 891-2494.