Trucks and Commercial Vehicles Must Be Accountable for the Harms, Losses and Damages That They Cause
Because Commercial Vehicles are often large and may weigh up to 80,000 pounds and be as long as 70 feet, the injuries they inflict tend to be very serious. This includes semi trucks, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles like vans, cable trucks, busses and chartered vehicles.
These cases also tend to be more complex than car accidents. Federal government regulation — primarily through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act — with regard to driving and vehicle maintenance is an important factor. Insurance minimums are much higher. And, perhaps most importantly, truck accidents tend to be much more aggressively defended than other types of personal injury cases.
At the Charlotte personal injury law firm of Wells Daisley Rabon, P.A. our lawyers have handled or assisted other lawyers with numerous truck and commercial vehicle accident injury cases, and have recovered substantial compensation for injured clients. We are skilled and experienced in all elements of truck accident litigation, including:
- Working with Accident Reconstructionists and Human Factor Experts
- Identifying and interviewing witnesses
- Conducting detailed field investigations, including photographing and videotaping the scene to preserve evidence
- Obtaining trucking and driving records
- Demanding on a prompt and timely basis that trucking companies preserve and maintain evidence
- Working with Life Care Planners and Economics Experts to maximize recoverable damages
Protecting Your Interests After Trucking Accidents
A recent case demonstrates our skills in advocating successfully for clients' rights. Our clients' family member was killed when she collided with a semi truck that was illegally parked on the side of road in violation of state and federal law and guidelines and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act.
Because North Carolina is a "contributory negligence state," proof that the deceased was in any measure partly responsible for the accident would have resulted in defeat of the claim and no financial recovery whatsoever. After several other firms rejected the case, we accepted it and found a way to win. Through thorough case preparation, an aggressive case strategy and tactics, skilled negotiation and partnership with an Accident Reconstructionist, Human Factors expert, and other experts, we resolved the case by settlement for a significant confidential six-figure sum.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck or commercial vehicle accident, you need a firm with experience and a track record of success. Talk with one of our personal injury attorneys in a free initial consultation. We are available for evening and weekend appointments and are conveniently located in Historic Dilworth in the South End, near the intersection of South Boulevard and East Boulevard, within walking distance of the CATS bus lines and the light rail service.
To contact us, call 704-315-2497 or 1-866-577-3865.