If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a truck wreck, you can seek a range of financial compensation from the at-fault party. In truck wreck cases, identifying the at-fault party and proving your right to recover damages can be complicated.
When you trust your case to our truck accident lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, we handle every legal aspect of your case for you. Our personal injury lawyers will investigate the cause of your accident, determine the monetary value of your case, and negotiate a fair settlement. While we build the strongest case possible, you can concentrate on getting better or on caring for a loved one through their recovery.
Recover Multiple Forms of Compensation After a Truck Wreck
The difference in the size, height, and weight of your car and a large truck can leave you with serious, even life-threatening, injuries following a collision. Our truck accident attorneys will help you recover the cost of your ongoing medical bills from the at-fault party. In addition, we help you recover the following accident-related expenses and losses:
- Past and future lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Property damage or destruction
- Diminished property value
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- Ongoing physical pain and suffering
- Ongoing mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We can also help your family recover wrongful death damages if the truck accident resulted in a fatality. These can include funeral and burial expenses, loss of your loved one’s income, and loss of their domestic contributions to your family.
The Importance of Complying With the Statute of Limitations
Your right to recover damages is limited by the statute of limitations in your state. In general:
- North Carolina allows three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, per G.S. § 1-52, and two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per G.S. § 1-53
- Similarly, in South Carolina, you generally have three years to file either lawsuit, per S.C. Ann § 15-3-530
Understanding the filing deadline and filing your lawsuit on time are critical components of your case. Failing to do so could mean you cannot file your lawsuit at all. It could also mean your lawsuit will be dismissed without its merits ever being heard. Getting our law firm involved sooner rather than later ensures the filing deadline is met.
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Commonly Reported Causes of Truck Wrecks
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) research, 107,000 truck accidents resulted in injuries in 2020. Another 4,842 resulted in fatalities. FMCSA research identifies the following causes of truck accidents:
- Drug or alcohol intoxication
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving while fatigued
- Distracted driving
If these or any other driver error contributed to your collision, our investigation will prove it. Other factors that can cause or contribute to an collision include manufacturing and design defects for the truck or its parts and improperly loaded cargo. Our truck accident lawyer will help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for the results of their actions.
Our Truck Accident Lawyer Will Identify and Pursue All Liable Parties
Truck wreck cases are complicated because there can be more than one financially liable party. If the truck driver’s actions or behavior caused the wreck, or if they are an owner/operator, we will pursue them and their insurer for compensation. Additional at-fault parties can include:
- The truck driver’s employer if the driver was not properly trained or licensed
- The truck’s manufacturer if a malfunction in the truck caused the collision
- Truck parts manufacturer if brakes, windshields, tires, or other parts caused the collision
- The cargo loading company if the truck’s contents were not correctly loaded or balanced
- The truck maintenance facility if a faulty repair or faulty maintenance contributed to the collision
You do not have to prove the cause of your wreck or identify the at-fault party on your own. Our investigation will uncover these facts for you, and we will pursue compensation from all liable parties.
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Evidence That Proves Liability in Your Truck Wreck Case
Your state will require proof of the at-fault party’s liability in your truck wreck. Our team will document the following components of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
The evidence we collect to build your case file will include:
- Truck accident report
- Accident scene photos
- Accident reconstruction
- Lay witness statements
- Expert witness testimonials
We also collect evidence you might find difficult to obtain on your own, like the truck’s repair and maintenance records, the driver’s license and driving history, and the cargo loading records. All this evidence, in combination, will help us build a robust case file and steer your case toward a favorable settlement.
Additional Services With Our Team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC
We know how hard it can be to navigate a personal injury case while simultaneously coping with injuries. Leave the legal aspects of your truck wreck to us. To bolster and support your case, our truck accident lawyer will:
- Handle all case-related communication
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Handle all paperwork and documentation
- Consult trucking industry experts
- Conduct an independent investigation
- Clarify legal and insurance terminology
- Address your legal questions and concerns
We also make sure you get regular updates on any progress or developments in your case. We negotiate the best possible settlement for you and will take your case to court if one cannot be reached.
Call for Your Free Truck Accident Case Review Today
If you or a loved one was injured in a collision with a large truck, our truck accident lawyer will help you pursue financial recovery. We will handle all the details—big and small—of building your case and fighting for compensation. Learn more about our commitment to our clients by contacting our case review team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today.