Winston-Salem Truck Accident Lawyer

Winston-Salem Truck Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor trailer accident, a Daggett Shuler Truck Accident Lawyer can help.

Semi-truck drivers work long, stressful hours with tight deadlines. These commercial vehicles are larger and heavier, they carry a greater risk of harm should they be involved in a collision. If you need an experienced truck accident lawyer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, contact us today.

Where do most Winston-Salem Truck Accidents happen?

Many tractor-trailer accidents near Winston-Salem occur on U.S. 52 and Interstate 40. Many of the most serious semi-truck accidents occur when the truck jackknifes or overturns. These truck crashes often involve multiple cars and shutdown traffic routes for hours while first responders clear the scene. These potentially fatal tractor-trailer accidents can leave permanent scars on the victims and their families.

What are the main causes of Truck Accidents?

Truckers face deadlines and pressure to deliver their cargo on-time. The faster the delivery, the more money the truck drivers can earn. Long hours, fatigue, faulty equipment, and weather conditions may all play a role in a tractor-trailer accident. Our truck accident lawyers have seen many cases that could have been avoided if the proper care was taken by the drivers of these 40 ton vehicles.

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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  • What should I do after I have been involved with a tractor-trailer accident?

    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, get immediate medical treatment. Write down or request all details about the accident, including photos, license plate numbers, insurance details, contact information, witness contact information, and police reports.

  • What shouldn't I do after I have been involved in a truck accident?

    Be calm and thoughtful about what you say. 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.

  • What do I do if contacted by an Insurance Adjuster?

    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.

  • What can a tractor-trailer accident lawyer do for me?

    A tractor-trailer accident lawyer will work to get you the maximum compensation possible for your case. Settling with the insurance company 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.

  • How much does it cost to hire a tractor-trailer accident lawyer?

    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.

WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE DAGGETT SHULER AS YOUR WINSTON-SALEM 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 Winston-Salem 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 336-724-1234.

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