In order to cut costs and meet deadlines, trucking companies often look the other way when their drivers exceed the federally mandated number of hours they can drive continuously. Additionally, drivers aren’t always trained properly nor are vehicles maintained properly. At the Sparrow Law Firm, we investigate the cause of a tractor trailer accident both at the crash site as well as in office and dispatch center. Our office subpoenas the driver’s log book, vehicle maintenance reports, drug test results, and driving record in order to identify training and operating violations that contributed to the accident. We often work with private investigators in tracking down eyewitnesses in order to call into question testimony provided by drivers regarding how they were driving up to the time of their accident.
Before you talk to an insurance adjuster or agree to a settlement offer, contact the Wilmington tractor trailer accident lawyers at the Sparrow Law Firm today. Free phone consultations are available.
CAUSES OF TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENTS
Our office represents clients injured in trucking accidents in Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington, Greensboro and throughout North carolina. We experience handled cases involving the following kinds of truck driver error or negligence:
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Load shifts
- Tire blowouts
- Improper reflective markings
- Wide turns
- Excessive speeding
- Improperly marked truck pulled off onto road shoulder
- Lane drifting
INJURIES – DETERMINING YOUR COSTS
In order to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they need to re-establish their financial independence and security, we may consult life care planners, economists, and medical experts. Working from cost-data associated with head trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and burns, we project costs into the future based on your current prognosis as testified to by various medical experts. We take into consideration costs associated with future surgery, nursing care, prescription drugs, medical equipment, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
HOLDING NEGLIGENT TRUCK DRIVERS FINANCIALLY ACCOUNTABLE
As a personal injury attorney, we have represented numerous other clients in truck accident cases. Our firm is familiar with the kinds of tactics trucking companies and drivers use to shift blame and avoid admitting fault. We have the experience and resources needed to expose their negligence and hold them accountable. Demand compensation and justice — contact a truck accident attorney at Sparrow Law Firm today.