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Protecting your legal rights after a truck wreck
Large trucks serve a number of important purposes, including deliveries for businesses and individuals, shipping, transportation of consumer goods, and more. Unfortunately, they also pose a hazard to other drivers on the road. These large vehicles may weigh anywhere from 10,000 to 80,000 pounds... or even more when fully loaded. They are more difficult to maneuver, have large blind spots, and are more susceptible to hazardous road, traffic, and weather conditions. If a driver is negligent or careless in any way, it can lead to a serious truck accident that leaves numerous people injured.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, the attorneys at Amos & Kapral can help. We know the federal and state laws and regulations for the trucking industry -- and we know how to hold the trucking industry accountable to those standards. We will aggressively protect your rights and work tirelessly to seek the highest possible settlement or jury compensation.
Preserving important evidence
The crash scene can provide important evidence as to how the wreck occurred. Trucking companies often have investigators at the scene before the vehicles are cleared away. Even after the wreckage is gone, there are skid marks on the road that may be very important in proving fault. Getting an expert accident-reconstruction witness on the scene right away can strengthen your case.
Police officers and state troopers investigate hundreds of crashes a year. Memories fade. Witnesses move. Interviewing officers, troopers, and witnesses as soon as possible can also strengthen your case.
Most large trucks have event data recorders like the black boxes on airplanes. Information from these devices helps show what the vehicle was doing before, during, and after the crash. A letter needs to go out right away, demanding that the owner of the truck preserve the black box’s data and other evidence about the crash. Having that data could be critical to your case.
Contact a lawyer before it is too late!
In North Carolina, ordinarily, you must file suit for any injuries within three years of the crash. If a person dies from an injury caused by the crash, the wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident. The sooner you take action by contacting an attorney, the better an investigation you can have for your case.
If you need help, trust the Law Offices of Amos & Kapral.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a trucking accident, let an experienced North Carolina trucking accident lawyer at Amos & Kapral provide you with skilled guidance and dedicated representation. We will work quickly and efficiently to settle your claim.
We have offices in Hickory, NC and Boone, NC and represent clients throughout North Carolina.
Call the attorneys at the Law Offices of Amos & Kapral toll-free at (866) 720-5777 for a free consultation to discuss your case.
The content of this page is not intended to serve as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney regarding your personal injury or trucking accident, as every situation is unique.