Jacksonville Lawyers Handling Logging Truck Accidents
There is a large logging industry in southeastern North Carolina, which means there are a lot of trucks with heavy loads on highways and back roads. All it takes is one small mistake when securing a load of logs to cause a major trucking accident. If you have been injured in a wreck with a log truck, an experienced lawyer can help you protect your rights.
At the Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A., our Jacksonville attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of personal injury victims. With over 50 years of experience in North Carolina, we are familiar with the specific challenges facing individuals injured in logging truck accidents. We will be there for you every step of the way during the recovery process.
Moving Forward After Your Logging Truck Accident
Due to the nature of the local logging industry, trucks are more likely to get in accidents. When they harvest pine, they do not cut up the trees because it is intended to be pulpwood. As a result, there are large logs on the backs of semi trucks and 18-wheelers stacked up to 10 feet high.
Since truckers get paid by the load, they try to take as many logs as they think are possible. This means that even small accidents can result in major damages and serious injuries. We handle log truck accidents involving all sorts of factors, including:
- Rear-end collision
- Crossing the center line
- Trying to meet unrealistic delivery expectations
- Driving too many hours
- Failing to follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
- Failing to properly load the cargo
- Hurrying to get more loads delivered
As with any semi truck or tractor-trailer, logging trucks are much larger than the average vehicle on the road. This size difference can lead to catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death, especially at high speeds on roads such as I-40 or US Highway 17. We will make sure you have access to the medical care you need after your accident. And we will take care of all your immediate financial concerns, so you can focus on your recovery.
Contact Us If You Were Hurt In A Crash With A Logging Truck
From our offices in Jacksonville, we are prepared to handle logging truck accident cases across North Carolina. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., we also offer evening, weekend and offsite visits by appointment. Call 910-378-0556 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and learn more.