Traveling in and around Durham, North Carolina, can be a challenge with a mix of trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles sharing the roads with cars, SUVs and other passenger vehicles. The size and weight of a truck can have devasting consequences in a collision at highway speeds and contribute to the fatalities and serious personal injuries suffered in the more than 500,000 traffic accidents that occur annually according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation
The Clauson Law Firm, PLLC, has earned a reputation as a premier Durham truck accident law firm with personal injuries attorneys committed to aggressively fighting for the rights of the victims of truck accidents. Their knowledge of trucking laws and regulations gives them the ability to identify and gather the evidence needed to build a strong claim for compensation against negligent and careless drivers and owners of trucks involved in collisions.
A collision caused by a truck may involve multiple causes attributable to different parties, including the following:
Drivers: Negligent, careless or reckless behavior on the part of the driver of a truck may include distracted driving, fatigue, speeding, alcohol or drug impairment, unsafe land changes, tailgating, failing to obey stop signs and traffic lights, and failing to yield the right of way.
Owners: Trucking companies and individual owners must conduct periodic inspections and perform routine maintenance and repairs to ensure the various systems responsible for a truck's safe operation do not fail in an emergency. Brake failure could cause a truck to crash into the rear of stopped or slowing vehicles. Improperly maintained steering systems could cause a driver to avoid a collision with another vehicle or with an object in the road. A faulty suspension system could make a fully loaded truck difficult to control in a turn or during an emergency maneuver by the driver. Worn tires and lights that do not function properly can cause or contribute to causing a truck accident.
Third parties: Leasing companies that rent trucks to drivers or to trucking companies may share responsibility for the failure of a vehicle to be safely operated or maintained. A shipper of merchandise that loads a truck may be liable for not properly securing it when it shifts and causes the truck to crash.
Our Durham NC truck accident lawyer understands the causes of truck accidents and possesses the experience and skill required to investigate your claim, identify the parties responsible for causing the crash and gather the evidence necessary to build a solid case to recover the compensation you deserve.
It takes time to recover from the devastating injuries frequently associated with truck accidents. We want you to focus on listening to and following the instructions of the medical professionals treating your injuries while we handle the claims adjusters from working for the companies that insure the parties responsible for causing the truck accident.
The insurance companies, defense lawyers and trucking companies use their resources to minimize the extent of your injuries and may even accuse you of contributing to causing the crash. Rest assured that our Durham truck accident lawyer aggressively advocates on your behalf to level the playing field and ensure that you get the maximum compensation the law allows for the injuries you suffered.
We fight to ensure that your medical bills, prescription medications, rehabilitation expenses and other costs associated with your care and treatment are paid by the parties whose negligence or reckless behavior caused you to be injured. Some of the injuries that may occur when a large truck crashes into a smaller vehicle include the following:
Injuries that cause you to miss time from work entitle you to be compensated for not only the wages lost while recuperating, but you may also be entitled to recover compensation for diminished future earning capacity caused by a disability associated with the injuries you suffered in the crash. Our Durham truck accident attorney will be discuss the recoverable damages with you in detail.
At the Clauson Law Firm, PLLC, a compassionate Durham NC truck accident lawyer is available to answer your questions and provide you with an honest evaluation of your claim without cost or obligation on your part. We make a difference with an aggressive strategy designed to make the parties responsible for your injuries pay the maximum compensation available under the law. Call us today at 833-680-0177 to schedule a free consultation, or you can contact us through our website.