Large trucks running through Morehead City and other Carteret County communities present a risk to people in passenger vehicles. U.S. Route 70, running through Morehead City, is well traveled with tractor-trailers. Unfortunately, truck accidents are inevitable, and these collisions often have devastating consequences. If you are the victim of a commercial truck crash in the vicinity of Morehead City, including Lenoxville, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach or Pine Knoll Shores, the Carolina Law Group is ready to help. We are proven trial lawyers with the skill and determination to hold negligent drivers and trucking companies accountable for the harm they cause. When you retain our services, you get a dedicated team focused on delivering the best results in your case.
Although commercial trucks are generally safe when maintained and operated properly, there are some inherent dangers. Trucks have larger blind spots, so their drivers can more easily miss traffic on their sides. They are less maneuverable than personal vehicles and require longer distances to stop because of their great size and weight. The mass of a big rig means that damage in an accident is generally worse than in crashes involving passenger cars and trucks.
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, the first step toward recovering compensation is to determine who and what contributed to the crash. Common causes include:
Our team thoroughly investigates truck and auto accidents and will consult with experts in accident reconstruction when warranted to pinpoint the precise cause of your crash.
Through physical evidence, event data recorder “black box” information and witness accounts, we can usually determine who is liable for the crash. A trucking company can be held accountable for the mistakes of its drivers. Other possible defendants include truck equipment manufacturers, truck maintenance companies, contracting businesses, cargo companies, other drivers who might have interfered with the truck and government entities charged with maintaining the roads.
Truck accidents frequently inflict catastrophic injuries on victims. Our firm handles all types of commercial vehicle collision cases, including those involving:
When personal injury disrupts a person’s life, it might seem like no amount of compensation is sufficient. Nevertheless, our attorneys are prepared to pursue the maximum amount possible so that your needs can be met and you can recover some quality of life.
Carolina Law Group represents clients who have been injured in commercial truck accidents in Morehead City, NC and the surrounding areas. Please call 252-636-3737 or contact us online for a consultation.