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Injured In A Trucking Accident?

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A recent study released by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration stated that every 16 minutes, a person is injured or killed in a truck accident in the United States – every 16 MINUTES! If you become part of this statistic, you may need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side.

Unfortunately, in crashes that involve both a prime-mover and a passenger vehicle (whether the truck driver is at fault or not), it is often the drivers and passengers of regular vehicles that are the most severely injured.

Considering the sheer size of most trucks, this is not an unexpected conclusion, and that is why 18-wheel drivers are required to carry a substantially more comprehensive insurance policy compared to regular drivers – this coverage is known as a commercial policy.

Federal Regulations For Interstate Vehicles

Because trucks are involved in interstate commerce, they are subject to federal regulations that don’t apply to regular vehicles. This makes recovering damages and compensation resulting from any trucking accident a very complicated process. Possible defendants who may have liability in your case could be the owner of the tractor trailer, the driver, the company named on the trailer, or even the location where the contents of the trailer were loaded.

At Lewis & Keller, a truck accident lawyer is dedicated to finding the answers and thoroughly investigate all aspects of your truck accident claim and help to obtain your maximum compensation amount.

To further reinforce our team, our investigator also has a comprehensive checklist of items to verify in each case – some of which include checking the driver’s log and carefully recreating the accident scene to prepare your case.

To find out more, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form on this page.

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The team was very efficient in treating my case. They are a high standard and did a job well done.

The team was very efficient in treating my case. They are a high standard and did a job well done.

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They handled it quickly and were able to understand exactly what was going on.

They handled it quickly and were able to understand exactly what was going on.

- Lillie G., Moravian Falls, N.C.
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The firm is good as a team. They were on my case when I had no idea what to do. Always made sure I understood everything and they really came through for me. Everyone made me feel like I had a chance to fight for myself and told me all of my rights. They pulled through for me. I am proud to have been taken care of by Lewis & Keller.

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I will always remember the friendly care from all of you and you’re fielding the calls for the medical bills. Thank you for my friendly legal assistant and my attorney for doing a great job.

- Peggy G., Pleasant Garden, N.C.
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The firm handled the case very effectively and quickly. Great service and were very knowledgeable.

The firm handled the case very effectively and quickly. Great service and were very knowledgeable.

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The most memorable thing was how your firm treated me. Everyone was very nice. I got a quick response when I called. You are super nice and stayed on the job.

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- Tanjarnek H., Winston-Salem, N.C.

Driver Errors That Can Cause Collisions

Despite being heavily regulated, truck drivers are human, and they make mistakes. Some common driver errors are:

  • Driving more hours than they should
  • Failing to properly secure their loads
  • Not checking their equipment
  • Overloading their trailers

While some mistakes are willful; others are accidents that can lead to death, life-altering pain, severe burns, brain trauma and other serious injuries.

Most importantly – the majority of heavy vehicle accidents are preventable. Considering a fully loaded commercial truck may weigh 80,000 pounds or more, a passenger car weighing 3,000 pounds is no match for such a large vehicle. In many instances, a collision usually results in death or catastrophic injury to the driver of the car involved.

The Different Types Of Trucks

Admittedly, there are many different types of vehicles that have been designed to haul cargo, passengers, waste products, hazardous materials or for emergency response use – just to name a few of the services that they can cater to.

Some common types of trucks include:

  • Delivery vehicles (UPS / FEDEX / US Post)
  • Buses (passenger / tour / school)
  • Prime movers
  • 18 wheelers
  • Cab-over design
  • Pantecs
  • Fire / Emergency response
  • Garbage / Waste disposal vehicles
  • Tankers
  • Refrigerated cargo carriers
  • U-Haul
  • Heavy lift cranes

Unfortunately, due to the long hours that many truckers spend on the roads, their chances of being the cause of – or involved in – a serious collision are greatly increased.

Our Results Speak For Themselves

$200,000

Workers’ Compensation Settlement

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200,000.00 – Settlement –  for a 57-year-old man, an HVAC technician, who suffered a back injury and inguinal hernia when he grabbed a generator that started to fall.
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$141,000

Auto Accident Settlement for Mother and Sons

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Settlement for a mother and her young sons who were injured in an auto accident.
Settlement for a mother and her young sons who were injured in an auto accident.

$100,000

Limits for Man Struck By Another Driver

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Limits for a man stuck by another driver while trying to push his vehicle off of the road.
Limits for a man stuck by another driver while trying to push his vehicle off of the road.

$688,500

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for a man who suffered injuries in an auto accident; the settlement also included a $210,000.00 waiver of the workers’ compensation lien in this case.
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$173,600

On-the-Job Injury Settlement

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Settlement for on-the-job injury. A 59-year-old service manager for an automobile dealership received the settlement for a back injury suffered when he slipped on ice at the dealership where he worked.
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$103,000

Workers’ Compensation Settlement

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Judgment for 30 year old male who had 1/2 of dominant hand index finger amputated when it was crushed in a post hole machine.
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$3,000,000

Settlement For Female Plaintiff

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Settlement for a female plaintiff who was the sole survivor of a pickup truck accident. The plaintiff was diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the accident.
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$50,000

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for a female who received a fractured finger and soft tissue injuries in an auto accident.
Settlement for a female who received a fractured finger and soft tissue injuries in an auto accident.

Important Information To Collect

Our personal injury legal team have handled many accident injury cases and know how complicated these cases can become. In a truck accident, it is important to contact a truck accident attorney promptly before critical information is lost or forgotten.

If you find yourself at the scene of a truck accident, it is important that you:

  • Photograph the accident scene
  • Describe in detail what happened
  • Write down the names of witnesses
  • Be sure to note the name of the owner of the truck and the name of the company written on the side of the truck

This information will help your truck accident lawyer in seeking recovery for your injuries, as it helps to provide a lot of important facts that are often quickly forgotten after the collision has been cleared.

In many crashes that involve cab forward, canopy express, panel or tow trucks, often the company that owns them will send out their own representative to survey the damage and the overall scene of the incident.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that much like insurance investigators, these surveyors are NOT your friend. They are highly skilled and trained to extract confidential information from you that can be used against your case in a court of law.

Our team is already aware of the tricks that these figures often use on innocent victims, and we can help to provide a barrier against their inquiries.

Need to Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer For Help?

At Lewis & Keller, we are one of North Carolina’s leading personal injury law firms. Some of the benefits of choosing our services include:

  • Our “No Fee Promise” – your call is absolutely free and we will promptly evaluate your case
  • Our team has many years of combined legal experience
  • We have successfully obtained over $10 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlement for our clients
  • We are prepared to fight for your maximum compensation benefits in a court of law

If you need legal assistance for an injury that you received from a collision in North Carolina that was not your fault, a truck accident lawyer can help.

To contact us, please call 866-299-1769 or simply fill out Free Case Evaluation – it’s 100% FREE, strictly confidential and we will contact you shortly after receiving your inquiry.

Winston-Salem Office

285 Executive Park Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103

Phone: 336-765-7777
Fax: 336-659-1750

Greensboro Office

204 Muirs Chapel Road Suite 100,
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

Phone: 336-851-1000
Fax: 336-659-1750

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