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Truck Accidents in New Bern

New Bern Truck Accident Attorneys

North Carolina lawyers pursue compensation for victims struck by commercial vehicles

Tractor-trailers and other large trucks on area roads such as Route 70 are capable of causing devastating damage in an accident. If you have been hurt in a collision involving a commercial vehicle, the Carolina Law Group in New Bern, led by Tommy Kellis, is here to pursue justice on your behalf. Our experienced North Carolina attorneys press to hold negligent drivers and trucking companies liable for the harm that results from a crash. You can rely on our dedicated team to battle for maximum compensation in a settlement or judgment.

Factors that frequently lead to truck accidents

The size and weight of trucks make them more dangerous in several ways. Tractor-trailers have larger blind spots and are less maneuverable than smaller vehicles. If a quick stop is required, trucks might not be able to avoid contact with another vehicle because of their longer braking distance. Accident injures are likely to be more severe because of the force applied by a commercial vehicle. Factors that are often present in truck accidents include the following:

  • Drug and alcohol use — Consuming alcohol, controlled substances, prescription drugs and even some over-the counter medications can affect a driver’s ability to operate their truck safely.
  • Fatigue — Strict rules exist to prevent drowsy truck operators from getting on the road, but deadline pressure and other factors sometimes lead to violations.
  • Parts failures — Numerous mechanical problems, such as blown tires and faulty brakes, can cause a driver to lose control of a rig.
  • Improperly secured loads — Cargo that is unbalanced or secured carelessly could trigger a dangerous spill or rollover.
  • Hazardous driving conditions — Like all drivers, truckers must adapt to poor weather, visibility and road conditions to protect themselves and others.

Drawing on extensive experience representing victims of auto accidents and consulting with accident reconstruction experts when necessary, we will present a clear case regarding the causes of your truck crash injury.

How fault is determined in a North Carolina truck accident claim

Most commercial vehicles have event data recorders that include critical “black box” information. Our firm uses this information along with physical evidence and witness testimony to determine who is liable for your accident. Businesses such as trucking companies might be legally responsible for the actions of their drivers and the failures of their vehicles. Other possible defendants include parts manufacturers, truck maintenance companies, contractors and other drivers who might have contributed to the collision.

Injuries commonly associated with commercial vehicle collisions

We advocate for North Carolina truck accident victims in cases involving the all types of harm, such as:

  • Traumatic brain injury — A brain injury can cause a wide range of symptoms and might require extensive rehabilitation.
  • Spinal cord damage — Someone who suffers impact to their spinal cord in a truck crash could experience partial or complete paralysis.
  • Broken bones — Displaced fractures and other serious bone breaks caused by accidents might require surgery and long recovery periods. In some cases, the bone never fully heals.
  • Burns — When a fire erupts in a truck crash, the victim could suffer disfiguring burns and other complications, including severe infection.
  • Wrongful death — If a fatal truck accident occurs, we pursue a measure of relief for surviving loved ones.

In all types of personal injury matters arising from commercial vehicle accidents, our lawyers pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible so that your needs can be met and you can recover some quality of life.

Contact an accomplished truck accident lawyer in New Bern, NC

Carolina Law Group in New Bern, led by Tommy Kellis, represents clients who have been injured in commercial truck accidents in Craven County other North Carolina locations. Please call 252-672-2059 or contact us online for a consultation.

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