The scene that follows a tractor-trailer crash can be chaotic. Frequently, people injured in a truck accident require emergency care. At the same time, emergency crews are busy cleaning up the scene and law enforcement officials are investigating what happened and ensuring that they identify who may have been responsible. This situation is common everywhere, including in North Carolina.
Figuring out who or what caused a truck accident and who is liable for compensation for medical expenses and property damage can be difficult. Victims and their families are understandably busy dealing with injuries, and surviving family members are dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one.
At our law firm we attempt to ask the right questions in order to find the cause of any truck accident. Driver fatigue is one common cause. Many drivers are on the road for long hours without enough sleep, and often are so tired that they are not alert enough to notice sudden changes in road or traffic conditions. Other causes of truck accidents include overloading, driver distraction, improper truck maintenance and poor observance of industry regulations. Even though commercial trucking owners and operators are obligated to meet safety standards, violations are common. In fact, commercial operators have been known to put money ahead of safety. As a result, trucking accidents are common.
The emotional and financial costs of recovering from injuries can take a toll, as can the pain and suffering from losing a family member. At our law firm we attempt to seek adequate and fair compensation for victims.