Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck accidents involve commercial vehicles, which usually happen due to driver fatigue, speeding, or overloading and can result in serious injuries. Our truck accident attorneys can help.
North Carolina is a state that has been fortunate to enjoy large amounts of economic growth in recent years. Many people are moving to North Carolina from other states and settling in and around Charlotte, Monroe, Hickory, Gastonia, and Concord. With the economic growth comes increased traffic in the form of tractor trailers carrying products up and down the highways and back roads of Charlotte from Interstates 77 and 85 to all around the city on 485, and Independence Boulevard. In cities like Hickory, Concord and Gastonia, and from the beaches to the foothills and mountains of North Carolina, similar growth is literally driving traffic in the form of large commercial vehicles travelling around with us on a daily basis. More trucks can mean more truck accidents. If you are injured in a truck accident our attorneys can help.
In growing cities like Charlotte, and all over North Carolina, people drive to work, get their kids to school, and travel to the beach and mountains on vacation. They share the road with commercial vehicles that have a considerable size advantage compared to their own passenger vehicles. Commercial vehicles can be a danger to passenger vehicles if their drivers cannot maintain proper control. Many people do not like simply travelling in close proximity to a tractor trailer, or other commercial vehicle. Eighteen wheelers are not the only oversized motor vehicles on the highways and roads that can pose a potential danger. Buses, Logging Trucks, RVs, Car Transporters, Gas or Chemical Carriers, and Box Trucks are also types of commercial motor vehicles that can pose a danger to passenger vehicles.
Truck drivers need to be continually aware of their surroundings. The smallest lapse in concentration, or poor judgment, can quickly turn into a major highway or roadway accident, leaving the passenger vehicle victims of that accident with devastating injuries, including fractured bones, damage to vital internal organs, neck and back injuries, paralysis, and even death. The North Carolina truck accident attorneys at Tippens & Zurosky represent individuals and families injured in collisions with commercial vehicles all over North Carolina. Whether you were in an accident in Charlotte, Gastonia, Monroe, Matthews, or in the surrounding area, if you or a loved one were in a crash with a commercial vehicle in North Carolina, the truck accident attorneys at Tippens & Zurosky can help.
Tractor truck companies must make sure their drivers are well trained and properly rested. They must always be responsible for putting tractor trailers on the roads and highways that are properly maintained and not a several thousand pound hazard for the passenger vehicles they are sharing the roads with. If truck drivers are not rested, experienced, and cautious, they will be unable to operate their vehicle safely. Other causes of tractor trailer truck accidents versus passenger car accidents include:
- Brake or Other Equipment Failure
- Exceeding a Safe Speed for the Road Conditions
- Improper Passing
- Reckless or Aggressive Driving
- Alcohol or Drug Impairment
- Carrying an Unsafe load
- Improper Backing
- Following Too Closely
- Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA)
- Disregarding Traffic Signals or Road Markings
- Failure to Reduce Speed
- Tires in Poor Condition
- Sleep Deprived Drivers
At Tippens and Zurosky, we have the experience and tenacity to handle what are often complicated North Carolina tractor trailer truck accident cases. The trucking companies have lawyers and insurance adjusters working to protect their interests, let us go to work for you, and protect your interests. We team with a number of highly qualified experts including economists, vocational specialists, and engineers that specialize in accident reconstruction. Let us dispatch an accident reconstruction expert to your accident scene as soon as possible to assess, preserve, and document the evidence.
Our firm takes great pride in promoting a family atmosphere at Tippens and Zurosky. Let us put our family to work for you and your family. We have the energy and know how to be your voice against the insurance companies, and self-insured trucking companies, and help you get the justice you deserve. Contact Tippens and Zurosky for a free consultation with a qualified North Carolina certified attorney today. We handle all North Carolina Truck Accident Cases, and we work on a contingency fee which means there is no legal fee unless we recover for you and your family. So, if you have been injured in a collision with a commercial vehicle in North Carolina or South Carolina, let us make the law work for YOU!