Truck Accident Attorneys in Charlotte
Representation for Catastrophically Injured Individuals & Their Loved Ones
Commercial vehicles, like tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers, pose a special danger on the road because they are bigger and heavier than other vehicles. Truck accident cases require attorneys who are familiar with the important legal and technical issues these cases involve.
For example, there are special federal regulations that govern the safety of tractor trailers, including the number of hours a commercial truck driver is allowed to be out on the road and the minimum amount of insurance each truck should have. Additionally, cases involving tractor-trailers will often depend on the interpretation of technical information kept by a data recorder or “black box.”
Overall the number of crashes involving commercial vehicles in the United States has dropped over the years. Unfortunately, they still happen—with devastating effects. Let us put our years of experience handling tractor-trailer cases to work for you.
Trucking Companies React Quickly
Trucking companies, their insurance companies, and investigators tend to respond to the scene of a collision very quickly so that they can get a head-start on minimizing any potential liability. If you have been in a wreck caused by a tractor-trailer or another type of commercial vehicle, you should consult a law firm with experience in trucking cases as soon as possible. Reach out to Charles G. Monnett III & Associates today.
Choose an Attorney Who Is Familiar with Federal & State Trucking Regulations
Trucking collision cases involve laws and technical knowledge that do not apply to most vehicle collisions. There are many rules and regulations in place that address safe trucking, including registration, licensing, insurance, the number of hours a driver may drive at a time, and requirements concerning a driver’s medical condition. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the commercial trucking industry. Each state also has its own trucking laws.
Our attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience in helping people involved in wrecks with tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. Located in Charlotte, NC, our firm has successfully litigated a significant amount of serious injury and death cases involving trucks on the I-85, I-77, I-485, I-95, and I-26 corridors, as well as other minor highways and roads throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Our firm has handled many cases involving death and serious personal injuries caused by tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. We understand how trucking collisions happen and how to navigate the laws that apply to trucking cases.
Let our Charlotte truck accident attorneys evaluate the potential causes and circumstances leading to a collision with a truck, which include the following:
- Inadequate truck driver training
- Truck driver fatigue
- Fraudulent log books
- Alcohol or drug use
- Aggressive truck driving behavior
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Unsafe tires
- Driver carelessness or negligence
- Improper loading of cargo
North Carolina Consumer Information
- North Carolina Department of Insurance, “A Consumer’s Guide to Automobile Insurance”
- North Carolina Department of Insurance, "A Consumer's Guide to Motorcycle Insurance"
- North Carolina Department of Insurance, "A Consumer's Guide to Public Adjusters"
- North Carolina Department of Insurance, "North Carolina Teen Drivers"
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$10 Million Car Accident Verdict
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$9.075 Million Car Accident Verdict
Confidential settlement for a family struck by an underage impaired driver.
$8 Million Confidential Settlement
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$4.75 Million Defective Automobile
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