Commercial truck is a broad term used for trucks of large size, such as delivery trucks, garbage trucks, semi-tractor trailers, and 18-wheelers. Unfortunately, commercial trucks are involved in a variety of accidents throughout North Carolina. These may include:
These are a few common reasons for commercial truck accidents in North Carolina:
Commercial trucks in North Carolina are regulated by both state and federal governments. There are severe consequences when these regulations are violated. It also leaves the truckers open to liability.
These are a few regulations as imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for commercial trucks:
North Carolina has similar intrastate rules, regulations, and traffic laws for commercial trucks that both owners and drivers are required to know and obey.
You need a skilled North Carolina truck accident attorney that knows and understands state and federal laws regulating commercial trucks if you were hit by a large truck.
It can be difficult determining liability in truck accidents. The driver is generally responsible in such cases. However, there can be several reasons for an accident to occur:
Third party logistics provider, freight broker, repair and maintenance company, and weight station employees among other parties can also be held liable for the accident.
You should speak with a competent truck accident attorney if you or someone you love was recently injured in a truck accident. The attorney will investigate both the truck driver and company to help you acquire fair damages.
The truck accident lawyers at Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC have proficiently handled numerous truck accident compensation lawsuits and claims across North Carolina. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling at 800-529-0804 or using our online contact form.