Greensboro Truck Accident Lawyer
What to do if you have been in a wreck with a tractor trailer.
Trucking cases are difficult and must be pursued aggressively, and you
will most likely need an injury attorney for these types of cases. The
attorney needs to contact the trucking company quickly so that the trucking
company doesn't destroy documentation. Documentation such as driver's
logs only have to be kept for a short period of time unless put on notice
of a claim. Also, data from event recorders on the trucks can provide
critical information such as speeds, braking, etc.
When involved in an accident with a truck, injuries can be much more severe
and life-threatening. Due to their weight and size, they can cause catastrophic
injuries that may require long term medical attention and could leave
you disabled, or even cause death. These types of accidents can include
back injuries, neck injuries,
spinal cord injuries,
brain injuries and other types of serious injuries. Because of the factors involving
ownership of the truck, trailer, the load being carried and even the party
who loaded the truck, truck accidents require completely different skills
and knowledge than a common automobile accident. There are numerous factors
that can affect the outcome and size of your claim that only a personal
injury attorney can assist you with. James Roane has the knowledge and
skill to represent you in this type of complex case that requires meticulous
attention to detail in order to properly determine the negligent party
Factors that can affect liability are violations of any of the many Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that govern the trucking industry as
well as determining the exact ownership of each piece of the truck involved
in the accident. Sometimes the driver may own the tractor and the trailer
he is hauling, but he may only own the tractor, or neither. The goods
being transported may have been loaded improperly, bringing another possible
party to the table. Maintenance of any of these vehicles may also be an
issue. Each owner or possible at-fault party must be identified to ensure
you are adequately compensated for your loss.
Due to the large policy requirements for trucks, any claim you present
must be thoroughly documented to support the settlement figure being sought.
Trucking companies have the most experienced claims adjusters and attorneys
representing them in the industry. They will be serious about paying out
as little as possible on any trucking claim, or attempt to pass negligence
off to another party. Because of this it is important to have a
Greensboro personal injury attorney who knows how to handle these types of accidents.
Having dealt with highly complex
personal injury cases in North Carolina, Attorney Roane has the type of experience you
need to aggressively stand up to the insurance companies and pursue monetary
compensation for your losses. Finally, many of these trucking cases and
car accident cases require an accident reconstructionist to review and analyze the
case. A good reconstruction of the wreck may establish speeds, sight distances,
stopping analysis and other factors.
Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
We are very familiar with the time consuming detail required to properly
document all aspects of your truck accident case. If you've been involved
in a truck accident, our staff is aware of the problems you are experiencing.
It is not easy dealing with any motor vehicle collision, but it can be
especially difficult when it was an 18-wheeler and a large corporation
is defending the case. We care about what you are going through and as
our record shows, James Roane has won almost every jury trial he has had
in the last six years. This means that we have obtained a verdict at least
more than the last insurance offer, and on average get more than three
times the last offer. Although we cannot guarantee the same results as
all cases are different, we can guarantee that we will fight hard for you.
Regardless of which attorney you choose, just make sure that they have
litigated one of these cases before. Truck wrecks cases are not easy to
pursue, and attorneys who have not handled them before will not even know
that documents will be destroyed and information lost. Truck companies
are only required to keep data for a short time frame, and you can bet
that once that time is up- the information will be destroyed. So, ask
your lawyer, "have you litigated a truck case before?"