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Injured in a Truck Accident?

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The sheer number of commercial trucks driving on North Carolina highways increases your chances of being involved in an accident. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you have legal rights.

Our dedicated team of Wilmington truck accident lawyers know how to handle these complex cases and will put our full force behind fighting for the compensation you deserve. We’ve helped put countless injured victims in Wilmington and surrounding communities on the road to recovery. Your job is to focus on healing. Our job is to maximize any settlement amount you may be entitled to for your injuries and other damages. Call us today to find out how we can help you!

We Make it Easy

Being hurt in a truck accident is difficult enough but getting the legal help you need shouldn’t be. One call to our law firm is all it takes to get started!

Compensation Is Your Right

When you suffer injuries because of someone else’s recklessness, you have a right to seek compensation for your losses. We can help you pursue that right.

A Win-Win Scenario

We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we don’t charge a dime unless we win for you. So, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling us for help!

Being involved in a trucking accident can be incredibly traumatic. We have been working with truck accident victims for years and these accidents tend to be some of the most devastating. The massive size and weight of commercial trucks can cause a lot of damage, leading to expensive medical bills and costly property repairs.

Many of our clients are experiencing some of the worst days of their lives. The stress of how you’re going to pay your bills, go back to work, and recover from your injuries can be unbearable. You may even be dealing with unimaginable grief over the loss of a loved one due to a truck accident. No matter what you’re going through, we want you to know we understand and we’re here to help, whether you need a fierce litigator or simply a shoulder to lean on. Call our Wilmington truck accident lawyers today to find out what we can do for you.

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Our Results Speak For Themselves

Husband & Wife Injured in Motorcycle Accident

$126,000

Recovered for Mother Injured by Drunk Driver

$900,000

Injuries in a Truck Accident

$500,000

Pedestrian Accident

$100,000

Settlement for Workers Comp Back Injury

$155,000

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

$150,000

If You Were Injured in a Truck Accident, Call Us!

We’ll fight hard for every dollar you deserve, making the legal process as easy as possible for you and your family.

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Were You Hit by a Commercial Vehicle?

We offer legal counsel to those injured in commercial vehicle accidents but what exactly does that mean? People often assume a commercial vehicle is limited to big semi-trucks. However, any automobile that’s used to transport goods or passengers professionally may be considered a commercial vehicle. This includes:

  • Some taxis
  • Box trucks
  • Vans
  • 18-wheelers
  • Buses
  • Large freight trucks

If you were hit by one of these vehicles, you were involved in a commercial vehicle accident and may be entitled to compensation. These vehicles are larger than your average passenger car, making the damage they can do even greater. Compensation can help ease the burden of the losses and bills you’re facing. Call our Wilmington truck accident lawyers today to find out how we can help you.

Did This Happen to You?

An accident can happen for any number of reasons, but we’ve listed some of the most common causes of truck accidents below. If any of these sound similar to your accident, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you take legal action!

  • Unsecured cargo
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Defective parts
  • Driver fatigue
  • Use of drugs and alcohol

Proving Fault After a Truck Accident

In order to have a successful truck accident claim, you must be able to show someone else is to blame for your accident. In a regular car accident case, proving liability is generally pretty straightforward. But in truck accident cases, it’s not so simple.

There are many factors that may have contributed to the accident including, but not limited to, driver fatigue, exceeding time limits, failing to have the proper certifications, driving a truck that is not in proper working order, and more. Additionally, there are a number of different parties that could be at fault in a truck accident, such as:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The owner of the cargo
  • The parts manufacturer

What Are Damages?

The law requires those who cause accidents to pay for the losses that result. Medical bills, lost income, permanent impairment, and pain and suffering are all examples of loss. Totaling the amount of damages you’ve suffered helps us to determine the worth of your case.

Sadly, losses are often greater in truck accident cases due to the magnitude of the impact with these huge vehicles. While the average vehicle on our state highways weighs less than 5,000 pounds, tractor-trailer trucks can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds.

The huge amount of damage trucks can do tends to make these cases much more complex. Our lawyers will do everything we can to make the process easier for you and secure the full amount you deserve for your damages.

FAQs

The most common mistake truck accident victims make is speaking to insurance adjusters and accepting a settlement offer too soon after their accidents. Like all businesses, insurance companies exist to make money. With this in mind, many will try to pay you as little as possible. In our professional opinion, the best way to ensure you have the highest chance of getting the settlement you deserve is to have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side.

It is important to start early in truck accident cases. If you wait, evidence can be lost, memories can fade, witnesses can move or change phone numbers, etc. Consulting a lawyer early on can help maintain the integrity of your evidence and give you the best chance of a fair settlement.

In North Carolina, the statute of limitations allows injured victims between two and three years after the date of their collision to file a lawsuit against the other party involved. If you fail to file before this three-year deadline, your chances of receiving compensation are little to none. Our attorneys know the laws that will affect your claim and can help you avoid missing your opportunity to receive the compensation you deserve.

In the event that you’re hurt in an accident involving a commercial truck, the company that employs the driver should have insurance or assets to cover your damages. In fact, the law often requires trucking companies to carry more insurance because the loss amounts in truck accidents tend to be so much greater.

Our job as Wilmington truck accident lawyers is to maximize your claim and obtain every dollar you’re owed for your injuries and other losses. We can evaluate the true value of these kinds of cases and will fight hard to recover the amount you deserve. From gathering the necessary evidence and documents for your case to negotiating with insurance adjusters, our attorneys can handle the hassles of the legal process so you can focus on recovering!

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