Category: Truck Accidents

Top Causes of Big Rig and Truck Accidents

In 2019, 4,119 lives were lost in large truck crashes in the United States. This number represents a slight decline from the 2018 figure of 4,164. Unfortunately, in North Carolina, things are quite similar. The state is home to a considerable number of truck accidents, according to the NC Department of Transportation. In 2019, the NC DOT showed there were over 15,000 truck accidents in the state, with 4,759 attributed to tractor or semi-trailer trucks. Because of their size and weight, accidents with this type of vehicle can be catastrophic. In fact, this one category resulted in over 1,100 injuries and 61 deaths. If you have been involved in a North Carolina commercial trucking accident or 18-wheeler big rig truck wreck, contact[...]

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How do I handle an accident with a commercial truck or 18-Wheeler?

Have you been injured in a semi truck accident? Hundreds of thousands of truck accidents occur each year. Many of these result in death or injuries to the people involved. Motorists in passenger vehicles are especially vulnerable to catastrophic semi truck accident injuries when they are in accidents with commercial trucks. Truck accident medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses often leave families with no idea what to do or where to turn for help. Filing a claim for semi truck accident injuries is different from filing a typical personal injury claim. In most commercial truck accidents, there are several parties who may be liable for an injured person's damages: the truck driver, the operator, or the owner of the truck. Any or all [...]

Can I settle a car accident without a lawyer?

When You Can Handle Your Car Accident Case Alone? Mention a personal injury lawyer to the average person and you’ll get a reaction that is, to put it mildly, negative. (Don’t worry, we don’t take it too personally.) However, if you’ve been injured in a crash, you may have considered calling an attorney for advice about whether or not you should settle a car accident with the insurance company. In many cases, accident victims can work directly with insurance adjusters to reach settlements on their own. It’s usually more cost-effective to negotiate simple claims yourself. Here are a few circumstances where you probably don’t need to call a lawyer about your accident. Your Accident Bills are Less than $2,500 Accidents that resu[...]

Investigate a Car Accident Using Your Smartphone

5 Ways to Use Your Phone to Collect Car Accident Evidence Although the police will respond to the scene of your car accident, you can also gather some details yourself. Smartphones make it much easier to investigate a car accident at the scene. Your phone probably has all of the tools you need to collect important accident information just after it happens. Here are some accident investigation techniques you can perform with your phone. Call the Police After Your Accident Always call the police to report an accident, even for minor fender-benders. This is step one, and it’s absolutely crucial, so use your phone for its intended purpose (for once) and call the police. After minor car accidents, you may be left asking yourself, “Do I [...]