Truck accidents happen on our roadways too frequently. If you have injuries from such a wreck, you deserve compensation for your losses. A Kings Mountain semi truck accident lawyer from Farmer & Morris, Law, PLLC, can help. Beginning with a free case evaluation, our truck accident team will examine the facts of your case and assist in holding the other party responsible for your injuries and damages.
Compensation Available After a Kings Mountain Semi Truck Accident
After a truck crash, you may face co-pays, hospital bills, vehicle repair costs, and other expenses. While you are trying to recover physically, having our Kings Mountain semi truck accident lawyer working on assembling the details can be a great help.
Our truck accident team will work to recover two types of losses for you: economic and non-economic damages. Economic losses are those directly related to expenses, while non-economic losses are the monetary equivalent of non-tangible damages you have suffered.
Economic Damages After a Kings Mountain Semi Truck Accident
You may be able to recover economic damages, like:
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Surgical procedures and associated hospital costs
- Doctors and follow-up appointments
- Medical equipment
- Home modification, if necessary
- Vehicle repair or replacement (property damage)
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
When determining the value of your claim, our team will look at all your bills, receipts, repair estimates, wage statements, and additional documentation.
Non-Economic Damages After a Kings Mountain Semi Truck Accident
Our team may include non-tangible, non-economic losses in your case, such as:
- Mental anguish
- Loss of life’s enjoyment
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
The damages may not be financial, but they continue to affect the remainder of your life and deserve compensation. Discussing your accident with our attorney can help you understand more about areas of compensation.
For a legal consultation with a semi truck accidents lawyer serving Kings Mountain, call 828.286.3866
The Benefits of Hiring Our Kings Mountain Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have dealt with insurance companies, you may be wondering if you need the services of an attorney. While not necessary for every accident, the additional factors of a wreck involving a big rig make having a lawyer beneficial. They know the ins and outs of tractor-trailer wrecks and their other liabilities. Some of the tasks we accomplish for you include:
- Getting the police report
- Investigating the crash
- Interviewing witnesses
- Obtaining photographs and video evidence
- Hiring professional accident reconstruction experts
- Working with medical personnel to understand the extent of your injuries
- Conducting negotiations with insurance company representatives
- Pursuing your case in civil court and representing you in court
Our team can request information from the trucking firm, including the black box (onboard computer) report, maintenance and logs, and other materials to support and strengthen your case.
The Affordability of Our Services Might Surprise You
The cost is typically one of the first concerns when considering whether you need an attorney. Our partnership begins with a free case evaluation. We will listen to your account of the wreck and offer an honest opinion of the compensation you might receive.
Once you contract with our team, we work your case on a contingency fee basis. This means zero upfront cost for you. Our fees will be due once you receive a final settlement or a lawsuit is resolved favorably in civil court.
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Determining Liability for Your Semi Truck Accident Injuries
The most considerable difference in semi truck accidents is the potential for multiple liable parties. In typical vehicle wrecks, the injured party only has one other vehicle and insurance company to deal with. In a tractor-trailer accident, on the other hand, there can be numerous parties who hold responsibility for the accident, including:
- Truck driver/operator
- Trucking company/owner
- Cargo loading personnel
- Maintenance personnel
- Parts manufacturers
We will uncover any potentially responsible parties to seek compensation for your injuries during our investigation. By examining the evidence we find and using the four elements of negligence, we will identify any person or entity responsible for your injuries.
Understanding How We Apply the Four Elements of Negligence
To prove negligence in an accident, we must verify these four elements of negligence exist in your case:
- The at-fault party had specific rules to follow (duty of care).
- They ignored the laws or regulations (breach of duty).
- Their actions resulted in the wreck (causation).
- The wreck caused your injuries (damages).
Once we establish the elements of negligence, our team will work to hold the responsible parties accountable.
The Statute of Limitations Can Affect Your Semi Truck Accident Case
In North Carolina, per G.S. §1-52, you only have up to three years to file a lawsuit for personal injury following a vehicle wreck. While that may seem like an extended period, it can pass quickly when you are busy attending medical appointments, therapy, and the other issues associated with extensive injuries.
When you lose a family member in a Kings Mountain semi truck accident, the statute of limitations to file a wrongful death lawsuit is usually only two years, per G.S. § 1-53.
It can be beneficial to have an attorney with our firm working on the details of your case while you concentrate on healing. They can ensure that we meet all filing deadlines so you recover fair compensation.
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Taking the Next Step With Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC
If you have injuries or lost a family in a Kings Mountain semi truck accident, a lawyer from Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, is ready to hear your story and discuss your options. Contact our team to start a free consultation.