Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyers
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle such as a semi, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. You have rights that need protection.At Jetton & Meredith in Charlotte, our personal injury lawyers represent people who have suffered serious injuries in truck accidents. We also represent family members of fatal accident victims. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions.
Protecting Your Interests after a Truck Accident
Truck accidents often involve significant damage claims that can run into millions of dollars. With a significant amount of money at stake, the insurance companies that cover big rigs will do almost anything they can to limit their liability and pay you less money than you deserve.
As attorneys who represent accident victims, our job is to collect and preserve evidence of truck driver and trucking company liability to press for the full compensation you are entitled. Examples of evidence in a truck accident case include:
- The history of the driver
- The maintenance history of the truck and trailer
- Driver logbooks
- Fuel and food receipts to determine if logbooks are accurate
- Truck GPS equipment (if so equipped) to determine what actions the driver took before the accident
The trucking industry is highly regulated to reduce the risk of injury to other drivers. For example, truck drivers may drive a maximum of 10 hours after eight consecutive hours of rest to help prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue. However, some drivers routinely violate hours-of-service laws since they earn money only when their rigs are rolling.
If our lawyers can uncover evidence of truck safety violations by the driver or the trucking company, your case will become much stronger.
Contact Our Mecklenburg County Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers
For more information about your rights, contact our Charlotte truck accident lawyers. We charge no fees until and unless we obtain compensation for you.
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