While the average passenger vehicle weighs around 4,000 lbs., a fully loaded 18 wheeler can weigh 80,000 lbs. or more, according to the Truckers Report. It is no wonder that occupants of passenger vehicles involved in traffic collisions with large trucks often suffer serious or fatal injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2013 in the U.S., 3,964 people were killed in large truck crashes. According to data from the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, there were 2,975 motor vehicle accidents with injuries involving large trucks or buses in North Carolina in 2012.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, your best course of action is to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Accidents involving commercial vehicles can be complex and may involve multiple liable parties. Large trucking companies and insurance companies have teams of lawyers working to minimize the money they pay out in claims. You need a dedicated and knowledgeable legal advocate to protect your rights and to fight for the compensation you are entitled to receive.
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At The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, we focus our practice primarily on injury cases. Our founding attorney has been helping injury victims for over 20 years and our firm has helped thousands of injured people to obtain fair compensation for their injuries. Our firm has attorneys with a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® rating, the highest possible honor for an attorney. We are down to earth people who care about our clients and treat them like family.
Trucking accident claims can be very legally complex. Commercial vehicles operate under different regulations than privately owned vehicles. In filing your trucking accident claim, your accident attorney may need to look beyond state law to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Before filing a claim, it is important to investigate thoroughly to determine which parties are liable for your injuries. In addition to experienced attorneys and support staff, our firm employs case investigators and we use technology that is typically found only in the larger law firms.
In an accident with a large truck or commercial vehicle, there are various possible responsible parties, depending on the circumstances in your particular case. Possibilities may include:
If you have been in a trucking accident, do not hesitate to call or contact our firm online. We offer a free consultation to our prospective clients. If you have been injured and cannot come to us, we will go to you. We are here to help trucking accident victims throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.
Our goal is to help you recover compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. After a serious accident with a commercial truck, we want to see you on the road to recovery and getting your life back on track.
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