Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks often involve injuries that are much more serious than common car crashes. Determining how these accidents occurred can also be an extremely daunting task.
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a commercial truck accident in North Carolina, it is in your best interest to immediately contact the Nye Law Group. Our experienced North Carolina personal injury attorneys can review your case and discuss all of your legal options when you call 855-636-9277 to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of North Carolina Truck Accidents
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) reported that 1,340 of the nearly 300,000 crashes involving commercial motor vehicles in 2016 were fatal crashes. More than 82,000 of these crashes resulted in injuries.
The cause of a commercial truck crash can be especially difficult to determine. While driver error is a common cause cited by many victims, other mechanical or external factors may have also contributed to causing a crash. Trucking companies are notorious for making sure that key evidence relating to maintenance or compliance with federal regulations goes missing.
Some of the most common types of causes of commercial truck crashes can include, but are not limited to:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving while impaired (DWI or DUI)
- Lack of driver training
- Brake failure
- Defective parts
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Overloaded truck
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Actions of other motorists
Liable Parties in North Carolina Truck Accidents
In addition to investigating the cause of a truck accident, another aspect of these types of cases that can be especially complex for the average person is determining the possible liable parties. While a driver may often be at fault, he or she is usually not the only liable party.
Another very important reason for a person to immediately seek the help of a personal injury lawyer following a truck accident is for assistance identifying all possible negligent parties. Commercial truck crashes may involve multiple parties having some responsibility for causing accidents.
Some of the possible parties could include:
- Truck owners
- Employers of truck drivers
- Truck parts manufacturers
- Maintenance companies
- Freight owners
Trucking companies will often have representatives at the scenes of these crashes very quickly. Victims may be presented paperwork or forms to sign, and you should refuse to make any statement about your crash or sign any agreement until you have had the chance to have documents reviewed by an attorney.
Find a Truck Accident Lawyer in North Carolina
Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a commercial truck crash in North Carolina? You should make sure that you contact the Nye Law Group before speaking to any insurance company.
Our experienced North Carolina personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly to hold all negligent parties accountable and fight to get you all of the compensation you are entitled to. Call 855-636-9277 or contact us online to have our firm provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.