North Carolina is a main crossroads for many major state highways including several interstates. Large 18-wheelers, fuel trucks, dump trucks, gravel trucks and logging trucks pose risk of serious and even fatal injury to unsuspecting motorists. If you were injured in a trucking accident, contact me for a free consultation about your case.
What Are The Leading Causes of Truck Accidents?
- Driver Error – Despite the increased size and impact of truck accidents, truck drivers often drive recklessly. They often drive drowsy to reach mileage goals set by their companies and may be operating their truck while under the influence or while distracted.
- Poorly Maintained Trucks – Trucks are often driven thousands of miles per week and if they are not properly cared for, they can become dangerous quickly. While worn brake pads or a cracked windshield must be dealt with if they occur on smaller vehicles, they can be the cause of a major traffic accident on a truck.
- Equipment Failure – Defective parts on a truck may not be the fault of the driver, but they can turn deadly. Your attorney will be able to tell if a trucking company or manufacturer may be liable for your accident in addition to the truck driver.
- Improperly Loaded Cargo – Loading the beds of commercial trucks must be done carefully and in accordance with the law. If they are loaded improperly, the contents on the truck may spill out onto the road and cause accidents and injuries.
A whole range of federal and state regulations can apply to trucking companies and their drivers. I employ experts that will begin the investigation of a trucking accident right away. Trucking companies and their insurance providers face serious liability risks.. In order to reduce potential liability, they investigate accident scenes quickly. Likewise it is important to quickly investigate your case soon after your accident in order to preserve valuable evidence.