If you were injured in a tractor-trailer accident, our North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve.
How many semi-truck accidents happen per year in North Carolina?
According to the 2021 North Carolina DMV Crash Facts Report, North Carolina experienced a 20% increase in motor vehicle fatalities over the previous five years and 11% more vehicle crashes than 2020. In total, there were nearly 16,500 tractor-trailer accidents across the state.
Where in North Carolina Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents Common?
When Do Tractor-Trailer Accidents Happen?
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Why are Tractor Trailer Accidents so dangerous?
What classifies a vehicle as a commercial truck?
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North Carolina Truck Classifications
In North Carolina, there are three classes of commercial trucks: Class A, Class B, and Class C. Class A is any combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 13 tons, provided that the GVW of the vehicle(s) being towed is greater than 5 tons. A Class B truck is a singular vehicle with a GVW of 13 tons or more. If towing or carrying a vehicle, it must have a GVW under 5 tons. Finally, a Class C Truck does not fall into Class A or Class B, but can carry 16 or more passengers or transport hazardous materials.
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Try and remain calm and assess if you and your passengers have any serious injuries. Call 911 to speak with a dispatcher who will notify the police and any other first responders. If you or your passengers have been injured, seek immediate medical treatment. Write down or request all details about the accident, including photos, video surveillance, license plate numbers, insurance details, contact information, witness contact information, and police reports.
Don't be rash; remain calm and collected, and think before you speak. Do not claim fault, even if you were the cause of the accident. Do not post on social media. Finally, do not provide comments to news crews that may show up at the scene.
You are not obligated to speak to an insurance adjuster. Simply mention that you have spoken to a lawyer and they will contact the insurance company. Many times the insurance adjuster will try and illicit a response that says you will be okay. The adjuster works for the insurance agency and will do anything to reduce the amount of compensation that you may receive.
A tractor-trailer accident lawyer will work to get you the maximum compensation possible for your case. Attempting to settle with the insurance company on your own can leave hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table. Your truck accident attorney will fight to get you a fair settlement for property damage, medical expenses, loss of wages, or long-term medical care.
You pay nothing unless we win your case. Our attorneys cover all associated costs and only receive payment if you receive a verdict or settlement for your case. Hiring our truck accident lawyers costs you nothing out-of- pocket.
There are several parties who may be held liable for a truck accident in North Carolina, including:
The owner of the trailer or cab
The trucking company
The driver's employer
Those responsible for maintaining the truck
We have offices conveniently located in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina. However, if you cannot get to our offices, let us know; we will come to you.
What do I do if I have been in a tractor-trailer accident in North Carolina?
1. Call the Police
2. Get medical treatment
3. If possible, document any evidence from the crash
4. Be calm and be careful what you say
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 North Carolina 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.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in a North Carolina commercial vehicle accident and been injured, contact the experienced truck accident lawyers at Daggett Shuler. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience to handle 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 336-724-1234.
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