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Charlotte Trucking Accident Attorneys

Accidents involving tractor-trailers are often more complicated than other car crashes due to the large size of these vehicles. These collisions result in more severe injuries and complex medical issues. To receive fair compensation after a crash, these cases may require expert testimony, complex accident reconstructions, and a thorough understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. Maginnis Howard’s Charlotte trucking accident attorneys helped personal injury victims and their families recover millions of dollars in compensation, including multi-million-dollar settlements for accidents involving tractor-trailers.

Trucking Accident Facts

When a trucking company hires a driver to operate their vehicle, they are responsible for ensuring the driver is qualified and adequately trained. Additionally, the company should have policies promoting safe driving behaviors. They must also conduct thorough background checks on the driver’s record, including any previous convictions for alcohol or drug-related driving offenses, as well as any history of losing their commercial driver’s license status. This duty is essential to ensure the safety of the public and prevent accidents on the road.

Unfortunately, many trucking companies fail to achieve their goal of ensuring safety on the road. In some cases, companies force their tractor-trailer drivers to drive for unreasonable lengths of time without proper rest to ensure quick deliveries and boost their bottom line. This can result in drowsy drivers who are more likely to cause accidents on the road. Moreover, when truck drivers take drugs or supplements, whether legal or illegal, to stay awake, the risk of accidents is even higher.

High-impact trucking accident cases require immediate and thorough investigation compared to many car accident cases. Your attorney may enlist an accident reconstruction engineer to analyze skid marks or inspect other physical evidence to determine how the crash occurred. It is essential to send “spoliation” letters to trucking companies to preserve critical evidence, such as black box data, and prevent its loss or destruction.

Damages Recoverable

If you have been injured in a collision involving a truck in North Carolina, the law allows you to recover several “elements” of monetary damages. These include compensation for (1) medical and pharmaceutical expenses, both past and future; (2) lost wages, both past and future; (3) physical pain and mental suffering, both past and future; (4) permanent injury and (5) permanent scarring. Maginnis Howard will handle your case and work with experts in life care planning, vocational rehabilitation, and medical fields to ensure that your future medical expenses are estimated accurately.

Charlotte Trucking Accident Attorneys

Reckless truck drivers pose a significant threat to other drivers on the road. If their negligence leads to a collision, the victim has the right to hold the driver and the employer liable for damages. The skilled Charlotte trucking accident attorneys at Maginnis Howard can assist you in navigating the legal process. Feel free to visit our contact page to schedule a free consultation. We offer a contingency fee agreement to all victims of tractor-trailer accidents. This means you will only have to pay legal fees if and when we recover compensation on your behalf.

Our office provides free consultations for personal injury cases and charges only a contingency fee. This means you don’t pay unless we win. To schedule a meeting with one of our personal injury attorneys, visit our contact page. Our Charlotte trucking accident attorneys serve clients around the state and South Carolina.