Fayetteville Truck Accidents
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. Throughout Cumberland County, our Fayetteville, North Carolina truck accident lawyers represent injury victims and their families in helping them recover the compensation they are owed for their injuries, losses, and other damages suffered in crashes involving truckers.
Trucking companies tend to be heavily prepared, both legally and financially, in fending off injury claims involving their drivers. This is why you need a seasoned team of truck accident attorneys in the Fayetteville, NC area advocating for you. Maurer Law has the experience, tenaciousness, and skillset to be that team.
Attorney Mike Maurer is a former insurance company lawyer who now uses that insider knowledge to fight for injury victims. He knows how easily trucking accidents can happen on Fayetteville’s roads, whether on I-295, I-95, US 301, US 401, or other expressways and streets. He is not afraid to go up against the largest truck corporations to prove their liability and recover damages for those he represents.Filing a Fayetteville, North Carolina Trucking Crash Lawsuit
If you were injured by a professional truck driver, chances are that the trucking company will send someone to the accident scene right away. It is likely that they will take immediate steps to minimize your injuries and try to place the blame on you. One reason for this is that North Carolina is a “contributory negligence” state. Under this rule, if a plaintiff is found even 1% responsible for causing the accident, they cannot recovery anything. This is yet another reason why you need a Fayetteville, North Carolina truck accident law firm like Maurer Law representing you.
We know what needs to be done to maximize your chances for recovery. This can include:
- 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.
This usually also involves conducting our own deep dive into a truck driver’s activities leading up to the collision and not just relying on the police report. For example, not too long ago, Maurer Law represented one of the victims in a horrific Lumberton multi-vehicle, gas tanker collision and explosion on I-95. Five people were killed due to the negligent actions of a single truck driver who was not paying attention to the traffic conditions ahead of him.
Through diligent investigation, we later determined that the trucker had just picked up a stranger at a truck stop and, while driving, his attention was focused more on the stranger than the road ahead of him. This simple moment of distracted driving caused five people to lose their lives and several others, including our client, to be catastrophically injured. After relentlessly pursuing justice for our client, we obtained a settlement for her that was far greater than she imagined.Vicarious Liability
Sometimes, it is the trucking company and not the truck driver who is primarily responsible for the Fayetteville trucking collision. In such an instance, the company should be held liable under the legal theory of vicarious liability. Examples of possible grounds for vicarious liability involve the trucking company allowing their driver to work longer hours than what is legally allowed, failing to check a trucker’s driving record before hiring them, or not properly maintaining the truck that was involved in the crash.
Often, with a truck injury claim, there may be multiple defendants and insurance companies. This is not the kind of case that you want to pursue without experienced legal help.Former North Carolina Insurance Defense Attorney Now On Your Side
At Maurer Law, our Fayetteville trucking collision attorneys know that behind every accident there is the person that was injured or killed, as well as their loved ones. Truck accident injuries very often are catastrophic and life-altering. This is we why make it our mission to help the people who need us the most. Should we agree to work together, we will be here for you every step of the way.
Over the years, Maurer Law has achieved extraordinary results for many of our clients. Attorney Maurer is known for taking on and winning cases other law firms have turned down because they thought these injury claims were unwinnable.
As a truck crash victim, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and possibly punitive damages if especially egregious conduct was involved. If it was your loved one that was killed in the accident, you may have grounds for wrongful death compensation.
Call Maurer Law at 844-817-8058 or contact us online to speak with one of our knowledgeable Fayetteville, North Carolina trucking accident attorneys. We also represent injury victims and their families in Eastover, Godwin, Falcon, Linden, Wade, and the surrounding towns.Representing Military Personnel and Families in Fort Bragg, NC
Located in Cumberland County, the US army base of Fort Bragg is the reason so many military personnel live in the area. Maurer Law represents active military members and veterans in their Fort Bragg truck crashes cases. Contact us today.