Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. – (704) 850-6322
At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we have represented injured clients for nearly 4 decades. Our Charlotte truck accident lawyers stay up to date on federal and state laws and provide aggressive representation to injured clients. If you or a loved one have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible.
Contact us today to receive a free initial consultation.
Depending on the situation, you may be able to receive a settlement for:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages
Truck drivers may be held liable for driving in an unsafe manner. In addition, trucking companies may be held liable for failing to abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. Maintenance companies and third-party loading companies could also be held liable for an accident. Our Charlotte truck accident attorneys will conduct a detailed investigation and gather evidence to build your case.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents May Cause Serious Injuries
Tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. This means they could cause immense damage to passenger vehicles. Failure to drive in a reasonably safe manner and obey federal and state traffic laws could result in a devastating accident. Underride accidents, which occur when a passenger vehicle runs into a tractor-trailer, are often fatal. In fact, nearly 4,000 people died in large truck accidents in 2016 alone, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents
The most common causes of tractor-trailer accidents include:
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Driver error
- Failure to maintain lane
- Faulty truck components
Overloaded or unbalanced cargo could cause a tractor-trailer to rollover. Truck drivers must exercise caution and avoid drunk or drowsy driving. They must also inspect their vehicle before starting a trip, and use proper reflective tape to make the truck more visible. If they fail to uphold their duty of care to others on the road, they may be held liable for any injuries or property damage that occurs.
Seek Justice with the Help of Our Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, it is important to contact Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. right away. The statute of limitations in North Carolina for personal injury claims is 3 years. We will pay attention to the timeline of your case and help you file the documents.
Furthermore, we will gather evidence to support your claim and represent you throughout the process. Our Charlotte truck accident attorneys are not afraid to take on large insurance agencies and trucking organizations to pursue justice for your case.
Contact our office today to speak with a member of our team. We offer free consultations for your convenience.