If you were involved in a truck accident in Newton, NC, a lawyer from our team can help you identify the at-fault party and gather evidence to use as part of your insurance claim. We can also help you sue for damages if you suffered serious, long-term losses or damages in the accident.
In North Carolina, you have three years to file a lawsuit for personal injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. This time frame is known as the statute of limitations. If you miss your filing window, you will likely lose any right to seek compensation for accident-related losses and damages. Our team wants to help you kick-start the process, starting with a complimentary case review.
How Our Law Firm Can Help
North Carolina is a fault state, which means you can seek compensation for accident-related losses and damages from the party responsible for harming you in the accident.
However, the insurance adjusters assigned to these cases have a primary goal of granting the lowest settlements possible. It is not uncommon for valid claims to get rejected or for high-value claims to receive low-ball compensation offers.
We Can Make It Easier to File a Claim or a Lawsuit
Having an attorney in your corner can make it a lot easier to file an insurance claim or sue for damages after suffering injuries in a truck accident. It may help to have a lawyer from our firm arguing your case rather than doing it yourself because we can:
- Help you identify the at-fault party
- Gather evidence to prove fault and the extent of your losses and damages
- Help you understand the laws and insurance provisions that apply to your case
- Help you file the necessary paperwork with the right departments within the applicable time frames
- Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
- Represent you in court if your case goes to trial
You should not have to go through this process on your own.
Collecting Truck Accident Evidence
One of the most challenging aspects of any truck accident case is gathering evidence to build a strong case against the at-fault party. You will need to show the other party caused the accident and that you suffered quantifiable damages as a result. To show how someone caused a truck accident in which you were injured or sustained other losses, our team can use:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Electronic device usage data
- Photos and video
- Health record data
- Vehicle servicing data
The exact types of evidence that will be available and necessary to prove your case will depend on how your accident occurred and who was involved.
Determining the at-Fault Party in a Truck Accident Case
The vast majority of motor vehicle accidents happen due to some form of driver error, per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Driver distractions, drowsy driving, intoxicated driving, speeding, reckless driving, aggressive driving, and a lack of experience and proper training can all lead to an accident.
However, a truck driver is not the only party who may be liable for the collision. Depending on how your accident occurred, you may also be able to hold one or more of the following parties at fault for your accident:
- A truck maintenance team
- A road construction or maintenance team
- A vehicle manufacturer
- The truck driver’s employer
- A town or city
You could hold the driver’s employer or truck maintenance team liable for accidents caused by poor maintenance or driver overwork. Meanwhile, you could hold a town or city at fault for an accident caused by debris or poor upkeep of roads within the town or city’s jurisdiction. Our team can help you determine which party or parties to hold liable in your Newton truck accident case.
Valuing Your Recoverable Truck Accident Damages
Large trucks cause substantial amounts of damage and thousands of deaths every year, as per the National Safety Council (NSC). You could qualify to seek compensation for all of your accident-related losses and damages after a truck accident, including:
- Medical treatment expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Lasting impairments or disabilities
- Vehicle damage
- Funeral/burial expenses if you lost a loved one
The long-term impacts of a truck accident can be significant. You may be unable to work, and you may have to undergo prolonged or painful physical therapy. You may have to travel a long distance to and from home and doctor’s appointments, and you will likely have to enlist the help of family, loved ones, friends, neighbors, or paid helpers to manage care and other errands while you recover.
The law gives you the right to seek compensation for the losses you are unfairly made to suffer in an accident. Our firm is here to help you recover whatever damages the law entitles you to. We fight for our clients’ rights to compensation and damages.
Contact Our Team Today
Our truck accident lawyers want to investigate your Newton truck accident case and gather evidence to support your claim. We can help quantify your damages and obtain the testimony of experts to show that your losses and damages warrant a claim or lawsuit, as applicable to your case.
All of our services are available on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to worry about paying upfront or owing us if we do not secure compensation from the at-fault party. You pay nothing unless we win. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today. Contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today.