Whether you were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer or involved in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler, chances are that you were riding in a much smaller vehicle at the time and were the one who sustained the more serious injuries. Our truck accident attorneys in Fayetteville, NC represent injury victims and their families in helping them recover the compensation they are owed for their injuries, property damage, and pain and suffering caused by commercial truck collisions. Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer
If you were injured because of a trucking company or driver’s negligence, you need to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. North Carolina is a “contributory negligence state, meaning that if the plaintiff is in any way at fault for the accident, they are barred from receiving compensation, regardless of how much the accident was caused by the defendant. Trucking companies will send someone to the accident scene immediately, taking steps to minimize your injuries and attempt to place blame on you. Understanding Vicarious Liability in Truck Accidents
Sometimes, it is the trucking company and not the truck driver who is responsible for the collision, and they can be held liable under vicarious liability. For example, trucking companies failing to check a driver’s record or failing to perform maintenance or repairs on a truck which led to a crash can mean they were in part responsible. Truck accidents often have multiple defendants and insurance companies, making these cases incredibly complex. You do not want to try to navigate these challenges without legal representation. Choosing a Truck Accident Attorney You Can Rely On
Having an experienced truck accident attorney on your side who will fight back against the trucking companies is key to preventing this from happening. Attorney Mike Maurer
is a police officer, detective, and former insurance company lawyer who now uses that insider knowledge to fight for injury victims. Our team will maximize your chances for a favorable outcome, including:
- Going to the crash site and photographing and preserving evidence.
- Obtaining data from the black box in the truck.
- Requesting the trucker’s travel logs.
- Asking for the transcripts of any text messages that the driver may have been sending at the time of the accident.
- Gathering any other key data that can help prove you were not at fault.
We will also dig deep into the trucking company and driver’s activities leading up to the collision rather than just relying on the police report. Our law firm understands that truck accident injuries are often catastrophic and can lead to long-term disability and chronic pain. Maurer Law is dedicated to helping the clients who need us most, taking on cases that other law firms determined were “unwinnable” and getting favorable outcomes for our clients. When we take your case, it’s on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t charge for services until you get a settlement. Schedule a Free Consultation with a Truck Accident Lawyer in Fayetteville Today
If you were injured in or around Fayetteville or Fort Bragg in a collision with a semi-truck or commercial truck, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. In the event you lost a loved one due to this accident, you may have grounds for wrongful death compensation. To learn more about your options and to discuss your case with an experienced attorney, call Maurer Law at 910-714-4323 or fill out the contact form
today to schedule a FREE consultation.