Charlotte Trucking Accident Attorneys
Offering Aggressive, Skilled Representation in Semi and Tractor-Trailer Accidents
It does not matter if you call them 18-wheelers, semi trucks or tractor trailers, one thing is constant. These vehicles are the largest, most intimidating vehicles on the road. A fully loaded semi truck can weigh more than 40 tons. In comparison, a typical passenger vehicle weighs between 1 and 2 tons. The difference in size means that when a truck collides with another vehicle, those in the other vehicle will likely suffer life-altering injuries or death.
Truck drivers are trained professionals who have a duty and obligation to drive with care. Many trucking accidents take place when these professionals act negligently or worse. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a truck accident, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side. The Charlotte trucking accident lawyers of Hefferon & Hefferon have taken on many complex injury cases, and can help you navigate the legal process in the aftermath of a truck accident.
North Carolina Commercial Vehicle Injury Lawyers Investigating and Litigating Accidents
Truck accidents are very different from other types of motor vehicle accidents. For commercial trucking companies, accidents are simply part of doing business. Trucking companies will go to great lengths to limit their own liability. They will send investigators to the accident scene immediately following the accident. Their insurance company will have lawyers and adjusters who will be devoted to minimizing what they will pay you.
Our law firm will fully investigate the accident, working with professionals as necessary to show exactly what happened. Truck accidents can have any number of causes, including:
- Driver error: When truck drivers speed, are inexperienced or commit errors
- Truck drivers working longer hours than they are allowed by law: Truck drivers are required to rest at appropriate intervals. Too many times, drivers are forced to meet unreasonable deadlines and drive when they should be resting. Sometimes, drivers will resort to using drugs to stay on the road.
- Faulty equipment: 18-wheelers are very complex vehicles that must be properly maintained. Trucking companies have a responsibility to maintain their vehicles. When they do not and this negligence causes an accident, they must be held accountable.
We will compile all evidence of your medical expenses, lost income and other damages. Most importantly, we will be ready to take your case before a judge and jury to prove your case.