While it is true that a large number of North Carolina commercial vehicles, such as large trucks, mainly drives on highways or industrial roads, it is important not to ignore the fact that there are various types of commercial vehicles that also drive within city limits. For example, it is common for delivery trucks, garbage trucks and other such commercial vehicles to drive in residential areas. Occasionally, other commercial automobiles, such as construction vehicles, dump trucks and cement trucks also move through residential areas.
However, when too many of those commercial vehicles enter into residential areas or other places within city limits the risks of an individual being involved in a commercial vehicle accident increases. One example of such an incident, of which Raleigh, North Carolina, residents might be aware, was the deadly accident that involved comedian Tracy Morgan’s limousine and a Wal-Mart delivery truck. In that accident, Morgan and the limousine driver were critically injured and another comedian James McNair lost his life. Eventually, the matter was settled after Wal-Mart agreed to pay undisclosed damages.
Tracy Morgan consulted his attorney, who guided him though the personal injury claim that followed the accident and resulted in a compensation payout from Wal-Mart. Similarly, the children of James McNair, who was killed in the accident, were able to obtain compensation from Wal-Mart for their father’s death. That series of events prove that prompt action in the aftermath of a commercial vehicle accident can help the victims to obtain justice and relief for the damages they suffered.
Similarly, if you or a loved one were also the victim of a commercial vehicle accident, it is important for you to remember that like Tracy Morgan and James McNair, you are also entitled to fair compensation. If you wish to know more about how to proceed, please visit our webpage about commercial vehicle accidents. The information that you find on that page should help you to make an informed decision about retaining an attorney in order to hold a commercial vehicle owner liable for the accident.