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Truck Accident Lawyers in North Carolina

Dedicated Legal Representation for Catastrophically Injured Victims

When passenger vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles, collide with large semi-trucks and 18-wheelers, the resulting damage is often catastrophic. Sadly, the people in those passenger vehicles are the ones who typically sustain the greatest degree of injury simply due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks.

If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a collision with a large truck or similar commercial vehicle, it’s important that you discuss your legal options with an experienced North Carolina truck accident attorney.

You may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages, but these cases are often very complex due to the number of liable parties involved, as well as other relevant factors. Having a skilled legal team on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

For a free, no-obligation consultation, call Lanier Law Group at (855) 757-4204 or contact us online. We speak Spanish!

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Myriad factors can contribute to or cause a truck accident. Human error, malfunctioning parts, or pressure from the trucking company to meet deadlines can all lead to devastating collisions, injuries, and fatalities.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Distracted truck drivers, including those texting, eating, or drinking while driving
  • Intoxicated truck drivers, including both drunk and drugged driving
  • Fatigued truck drivers and/or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Third-party negligence, such as another motorist changing lanes recklessly
  • Improper/insufficient truck maintenance
  • Unrealistic driving schedules, deadlines, and quotas
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
  • Failure to abide by hours-of-service laws set by the state/federal government
  • Defective truck parts, such as brakes or tires
  • Defective truck design, leading to loss of control, rollovers, jackknifing, etc.
  • Poor weather conditions and/or low visibility
  • Defective/dangerous road design or construction

Note that this list is not exhaustive; there are nearly countless ways in which a truck accident may occur.

What Causes a Truck Rollover Accident?

When a vehicle turns on its side or roof during an accident, this is referred to as rollover. Rollovers can be caused by a number of factors including excessive cornering, tripping, collision, or traversing a critical slope.

How Does Excessive Cornering Start?

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Proving Liability

Like most personal injury claims, in order to recover compensation after a truck accident, you will typically need to prove that another party acted negligently and that this led to your injuries and damages. Doing this is not usually an easy task, as there may be multiple liable parties.

For example, because truck drivers are employed by trucking companies and are on the job when most accidents occur, their employers—the trucking companies—may be liable for their actions. Therefore, it may be possible to hold both a negligent truck driver and his or her employer accountable.

If improper truck maintenance led to the accident, the person or party responsible for conducting said maintenance can be held liable. If a defective truck tire blew out, causing the truck driver to lose control of the vehicle and slam into your car, the designer, manufacturer, or distributor of the tire may be liable, depending on what type of defect it had. When a dangerous roadway leads to an accident, the local, state, or federal entity responsible for the roadway may be at fault.

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We Fight for Our Clients

*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
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    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

  • $4.3 Million Head-On Collision

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • $3.1 Million Birth Injury/Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Litigation Settlement

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.375 Million Medication Overdose/Hospital Negligence

    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

We Never Back Down From a Fight

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