Greensboro Truck Accident Lawyer

Greensboro Truck Accident Lawyers

Injured in a tractor-trailer accident? Our Greensboro Truck Accident Lawyers can help.

Sharing the road with any motor vehicle comes with inherent risk. However, because trucks, commercial vehicles, and tractor-trailers are larger and heavier, they carry a greater risk of harm should they be involved in a collision. If you need an experienced commercial truck accident lawyer in North Carolina, contact us today.

Where do most Greensboro truck accidents happen?

Commercial semi-truck accidents are can be devastating to the victims of the crash. Dangerous stretches of Interstate 85 near U.S. 421 have been the source of multiple tractor-trailer accidents causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and severe injuries to the victims. In recent news, a tractor trailer crashed into Engine 61 of the Greensboro Fire Department, forcing the firefighters to rely on backup Fire Engines while the damaged Fire Truck receives repairs. Weeks later, an Amazon semi-truck accident closed multiples lanes on Interstate 85 for multiple hours. In fact, a 2021 study lists Interstate 85 near Charlotte, North Carolina, as one of the top 30 deadliest roads in the United States, averaging 0.613 deaths per mile.

Why are Tractor Trailer Accidents so dangerous?

The average passenger vehicle weighs about 2.5 tons, whereas the average commercial truck weighs about 40 tons. It is because of the size difference that most fatalities in accidents between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer are the occupants of passenger vehicles. In fact, in 2020, 71 percent of people killed in large-truck accidents were occupants of other vehicles. Currently 15.5 million trucks operate in the U.S. Approximately 2 million are tractor-trailers. In North Carolina in 2020, 7.3% of large truck accidents were fatal crashes.

Main causes:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Fatigue / Drowsy Driving
  • Faulty Equipment
  • Negligence / Inexperience
  • Weather Conditions
  • Drugs / Alcohol

Common Injuries

  • Sprains and Fractures
  • Head Injury
  • Wrongful Death

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If you have been in a recent tractor-trailer accident, contact us to speak to a Greensboro truck accident lawyer now.

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What do I do if I have been in a tractor-trailer accident in North Carolina?

In many cases, tractor-trailer accidents can result in very serious injuries or death. If you have been in a commercial truck accident, perform a self-assessment to determine if you or your passengers have been injured. Do your best to remain calm and stay in your car until help arrives or it is safe to step out.

1. Call the Police

Dial 9-1-1 so the emergency operator can route your call to the nearest law enforcement agency and other first responders. Notify the dispatcher of any injuries you or your passengers may have incurred. Be sure to get a police report, even if the accident was minor.

2. Get medical treatment

A medical evaluation for you and your passengers may find injuries that did not have immediate symptoms. By getting a doctor to do a full physical assessment, you may uncover hidden injuries that may have been life-threatening if left alone. Additionally, a medical report can be used to help your case and determine how much compensation you may receive.

3. If possible, document any evidence from the crash

If you are able, document any evidence at the scene of the truck accident. This includes pictures, driver's contact information, insurance details, license plate numbers, witness contact information, and details about the accident. You may also note any weather patterns that may have affected driving conditions.

4. Be calm and be careful what you say

The police will be investigating the crash and taking statements from the drivers and any witnesses. Do not admit fault, even if you were at fault. There may be multiple factors that can reduce your liability and admitting fault will hurt your case. Do not post on social media or make comments to any news stations that may be looking for more information.

5. Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer

Your next step should be to contact a commercial truck accident lawyer who can fight and get you as much compensation as possible to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, long term disability, missed time at work, and any other monetary compensation that you may be owed. Our Greensboro tractor-trailer accident lawyers work to get you the most compensation for your truck accident claim. Call us at (336) 288-2234 to speak to a truck accident attorney today.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE DAGGETT SHULER AS YOUR Greensboro TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER

Unfortunately, proving fault in a commercial vehicle accident is not always easy. The process can often be long and arduous, as there are many parties involved. Commercial vehicle accidents rarely involve simple factual situations. Additionally, sometimes the true cause of the accident is not apparent. Many times, there are multiple causes. That’s why proper documentation of evidence is key. Oftentimes, the difference between success and failure in your case is the expert your attorney selects to help with your case. Moreover, since evidence often fades, is destroyed, or is lost, time is of the essence. The qualified truck accident lawyers at Daggett Shuler are experienced at establishing the evidence necessary to prove your case.

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HOW ARE ACCIDENT VICTIMS AFFECTED AFTER THE CRASH?

01

Medical Expenses

A truck accident can result in severe injuries and expensive hospital bills.
02

MISSED WORK TIME

Lost wages due to medical treatment are common after a severe tractor-trailer accident.
03

future damages

Victims may experience pain and suffering and emotional distress after the car accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a North Carolina commercial vehicle accident and been injured, contact an experienced Greensboro truck accident lawyer at Daggett Shuler. Our legal team has the knowledge for handling these complex cases. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. To learn more or to schedule a FREE, no-obligation case evaluation, call us at 336-288-2234.

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If you were involved in a tractor trailer accident, our truck accident attorneys can help.

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