Helping Truck Accident Victims After A Crash
Trucking accidents are among the most devastating and horrific motor vehicle accidents. Due to the size and weight of trucks, serious injuries and wrongful death are much more likely than in a car wreck. You want a lawyer on your side who can provide you with compassionate and dedicated advocacy.
At the Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A., our Jacksonville attorneys have been protecting the rights of clients throughout North Carolina since 1962. We have handled dozens of 18-wheeler cases, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients. We are ready to help you explore your legal options and get proper medical care today.
Causes Of Trucking Accidents
Every truck on the road faces a number of unique challenges unknown to most drivers. That is why you need a special license to drive a tractor-trailer. Whether you have been in an accident with a logging truck or a commercial vehicle, it is important to properly examine the cause of your accident:
- Trying to meet unrealistic delivery expectations
- Driving too many hours
- Failing to follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s regulations
- Failing to properly load the cargo
- Hurrying to get more loads delivered
By working with accident reconstruction experts and carefully examining the truck’s black box, we are often able to determine the specifics of the accident, including when the brakes were applied, how fast the truck was going and the hours of operation. This information serves as critical evidence for your case. Rest assured we will take great care to gather and preserve this evidence as soon as possible.
The Size And Effects Of Tractor-Trailer Accidents
In North Carolina, commercial vehicles and trucks go by a number of different names: semi, big rig, 18-wheeler and tractor-trailer. Each name gives a definite impression of the size of the vehicle as compared to ordinary passenger vehicles on the road. All other vehicles, especially motorcycles, seem small when put alongside a truck traveling at high speeds on I-40 or U.S. Highway 17. The catastrophic injuries that result from tractor-trailer collisions testify to these differences in size.
Contact Us If You Or A Loved One Has Been Hurt In A Truck Crash
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, our firm will help you pursue a fair recovery and avoid a fight with your insurance company. Located in Jacksonville, we offer evening and weekend appointments in addition to our weekly business hours. Call 910-378-0556 or contact us online to learn more.