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Truck Accidents in Beaufort

Beaufort Personal Injury Lawyers Pursue Compensation for Truck Accident Victims

Experienced trial attorneys aim to maximize verdicts and settlements

Large trucks running through Beaufort and other Carteret County communities present a risk to people in passenger vehicles. U.S. Route 70, running through Morehead City and the heart of Beaufort, 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 Beaufort, 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.

Common causes of truck accidents

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:

  • Impaired driving — Alcohol consumption, drug use and lack of proper rest can impair a driver’s ability to operate their truck safely.
  • Mechanical failure — From blown tires to unresponsive brakes, numerous mechanical problems can cause a driver to lose control of a rig.
  • Loose cargo — When cargo is not secure and balanced, it can contribute to a trailer tipping.
  • Poor driving conditions — Weather, visibility and road conditions are serious hazards and commercial vehicle drivers need to make appropriate adjustments.

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.

Determining fault for a North Carolina truck accident

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.

Severe injuries from North Carolina truck accidents

Truck accidents frequently inflict catastrophic injuries on victims. Our firm handles all types of commercial vehicle collision cases, including those involving:

  • Traumatic brain injury — A brain injury can be severely disabling. Usually, victims require extensive rehabilitation. Some become dependent on others for the rest of their lives.
  • Spinal cord damage — Trauma to the spinal cord can cause partial or complete paralysis. Depending on where the impact is located, a victim might be stricken with paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  • Broken bones — Severe displaced fractures require surgery to repair, but the victim may not regain full function.
  • Burns — Fires ignited in truck crashes can cause disfiguring burns that sometimes also trigger additional complications, such as vulnerability to infection and loss of limb.
  • Wrongful death — Sadly, many truck accident injuries are fatal. We seek a measure of relief for surviving loved ones.

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.

Contact an accomplished truck accident lawyer in Beaufort, NC

Carolina Law Group represents clients who have been injured in commercial truck accidents in Beaufort, NC and vicinity. Please call 252-672-2059 or contact us online for a consultation.

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