You might deserve compensation after your truck accident if another party’s negligence was the cause. Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help you start the legal process and coordinate your truck accident claim.
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Driving a Truck Safely
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets rules that all commercial motor vehicle drivers must follow, including many truck drivers. For example, drivers responsible for passengers must:
- Drive for no more than ten hours at a time
- Not drive after fifteen hours on duty
- Use their sleeper berth for minimum rest periods, if applicable
The rules are slightly different for drivers carrying only freight, but they, too, have strict regulations they must follow.
These regulations are designed to ensure that truck drivers are well rested whenever they go out on the road. Driving drowsy can increase the risk of causing an accident, as can:
- Distracted driving: It can be dangerous for a driver to take their eyes off the road for any reason, even for a moment. Cell phones are a common source of distraction.
- Driving under the influence: Drinking alcohol or taking drugs of any kind can impact a driver’s judgment behind the wheel, even if they do not think they feel any effects.
- Ignoring driving laws: Speeding, rushing through stop signs, and not using a turn signal are all careless behaviors that can put others at risk.
- Ignoring the environment: It is important for drivers to adjust their driving style, including speed, in poor weather.
Even a small mistake behind the wheel of a truck can have major consequences. If you want help in your fight for monetary compensation, call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC at
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What You May Be Entitled To
Can you sue for damages after a truck accident? Yes, if the statute of limitations has not passed. North Carolina General Statutes (GS) §1-52 sets the general statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits at three years, starting from the date of the accident.
There are two main types of damages in a truck accident case: economic and non-economic.
If you lost or spent money because of your accident injuries, you may have suffered economic damages. You can sue for financial harm stemming from:
- Medical expenses: This can include hospitalization, doctor’s visits, therapy (for physical or psychological injuries), and much more. You may even be reimbursed for travel expenses if you needed to see a doctor who was very far away.
- Repair expenses: If your car was damaged in the crash, you might be reimbursed for the cost of repairing or replacing it.
- Loss of income: If you missed work because of the accident and/or your injuries, you may be reimbursed for your lost income.
- Loss of earning capacity: If you can no longer work or earn as much as before the accident, you may be reimbursed for such loss of earning capacity.
If you were injured physically or psychologically because of the accident, you might have suffered non-economic damages. You can sue for physical and psychological harm stemming from:
- Pain and suffering: If you experienced physical or mental distress because of the accident, you are entitled to be compensated fairly for such pain and suffering.
- Disfigurement: If your injuries left you with serious scarring that impacts your appearance and/or your ability to use the affected area, you are entitled to be compensated for such scarring.
- Disability: If you have lost or lost the use of any part of your body, this is a very significant damage that you are entitled to be compensated for.
- Reduced quality of life: If you are having trouble functioning in everyday life, you are entitled to compensation.
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Reaching Out for Legal Help
There is no shame in getting help when you need it. See a doctor for your physical wounds, lean on your family or see a psychologist for emotional support, and call a law firm to support you in your legal battle.
Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can perform all of the following tasks and more. The only type of payment we ask in return is a contingency fee, which we will take out of any compensation we help you recover, rather than directly from you.
Launching an Investigation
If the police have already investigated your crash, why does your lawyer have to start a new one? While the police’s goal is simply to find out what happened, your lawyer’s goal is to prove that you deserve compensation from the liable party. We may seek proof from a variety of sources, including your medical records, police reports, and accident scene photos.
Fighting for Compensation
Your lawyer will fight vigorously for every penny you may deserve in settlement negotiations. Still, there are some cases where the liable party’s insurance company may refuse to pay a fair settlement no matter how hard your lawyer tries. You do not have to give up in this situation. Instead, talk to your lawyer about filing a lawsuit and going to trial. If you decide to sue, your lawyer can schedule the trial dates, submit evidence, and more.
Guiding You Every Step of the Way
Some lawsuits are wrapped up relatively quickly, while others can drag on for months. No matter how your lawsuit goes, you can count on Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, to stay by your side from beginning to end. We will address all of your questions and concerns and advise you about which options may be best for you.
If you are thinking of filing a lawsuit, you do not have to do it alone. Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, can provide you with a Marion truck accident lawyer to assume responsibility for your legal tasks and offer you guidance whenever you need it. Call our truck accident team at