Working For Your Recovery After A Truck Accident
An accident between two cars can be devastating enough, but when a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle is involved, the stakes are much higher. Not only are you vulnerable to life-threatening injuries, but the process of seeking justice for your injuries or the fatal injuries of a loved one is much more complex.
At Nielsen Legal in Asheville, North Carolina, we understand how an accident with a commercial vehicle can change your life forever. Our attorneys are dedicated to obtaining the compensation you deserve for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and psychological trauma. You may also face the burden of final medical costs and funeral expenses if a truck accident resulted in the death of a loved one.
Investigating Every Potential Liability
A fully loaded truck may weigh up to 80,000 lbs. Traveling at highway speeds, the impact of a big rig into your smaller vehicle can cause tremendous damage. It is not unusual for victims of truck accidents to suffer life-changing injuries including any of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Multiple broken bones
- Disfiguring injuries
Seeking compensation for those injuries suffered in a truck accident can be far more complex than with regular accidents because of the number of entities who may hold some responsibility. While it is possible that the driver alone acted with negligence through substance abuse, distraction, fatigue or recklessness, there may be other factors that contributed to your accident, such as:
- Improperly balanced load
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Defective warning lights, reflectors or other safety equipment
- Pressure from a trucking company to meet quotas
- Insufficient driver screening or training
To build a solid case for compensation, it will be critical to gather evidence quickly, interview witnesses and examine investigation reports. The trucking company, its insurers and lawyers will take every possible measure to prepare their defense. At Nielsen Legal, we are committed to employing all our resources to ensure you have the best chance at obtaining the damages you deserve.
Take Legal Action
We serve accident victims throughout Haywood County, Jackson and Buncombe counties, and we are ready to assist you. When you call or use our online form, we will schedule your free initial consultation to determine the best course of action for your circumstances.