Mooresville Trucking Accident Attorneys Assert Plaintiffs’ Rights
Established firm advises people hit by commercial vehicles in North and South Carolina
Life doesn’t stop if you’ve been injured in a truck accident. Everyday expenses pile on top of medical bills, and the situation can become desperate if your physical condition forces you out of work. At Levine Law Group in Mooresville, we help victims who have been hit by a truck or another type of commercial vehicle obtain substantial financial recoveries. Our firm represents clients in North and South Carolina and is well versed in the legal and practical considerations associated with these types of claims.
Accomplished litigators work to maximize recoveries after a truck accident
Many factors come into play during a wreck, whether you’re in the city, on a highway or driving along a rural road. The sheer size of semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and similar vehicles can be enough to cause major damage, even in low-speed crashes. Determining the sequence of events that led to the collision can be difficult, but our seasoned personal injury lawyers conduct a thorough investigation and rely on experts when necessary to identify potential causes such as:
- Driver fatigue — In recognition of the hazard created by fatigued truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created and updated guidelines regarding hours of service. Should you believe that a commercial vehicle operator might have been drowsy or working beyond what’s permitted, we can review the truck’s electronic data recorder, driver logs, cellphone records, purchase receipts and other information to see if violations occurred. Examining the length of brake marks, if any, can also indicate if the driver was too exhausted to react properly.
- Mechanical defects — Brake failures, tire blowouts, broken lights and other vehicle defects can contribute to a serious, or even fatal, truck crash. In these cases, as well as those involving mirror problems, faulty steering mechanisms or a different type of equipment problem, we take assertive action against negligent manufacturers and sellers.
- Drunk or drug-impaired driving — Due to the danger posed by their large vehicles, truck drivers operate under a tougher legal intoxication standard than other adult drivers. However, some truckers still operate big-rigs while drunk or under the influence of drugs. Whether or not criminal charges have been filed, our litigators review the evidence to find any link between impairment and your collision.
- Poor truck maintenance — Fleet owners and drivers are responsible for keeping trucks in safe condition. By analyzing physical evidence and speaking with witnesses, we can assess if poorly maintained vehicles or parts played a role in the crash. When worn tires, brakes or other parts trigger an accident, we pursue compensation from the liable parties.
- Unlicensed and untrained drivers — Trucking companies who try to save money by hiring drivers without a commercial driver’s license or those with poor driving records demonstrate an unlawful disregard for safety. If the driver who caused your wreck lacks proper qualifications or training, we make every effort to hold the trucking company to account for their dangerous misconduct.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, we may seek reimbursement for you through litigation, claims with your insurer or the carrier for the at-fault party, workers’ compensation if your accident occurred on the job or Social Security Disability if you’re unable to work for an extended time period. Our knowledge and experience enables us to effectively challenge trucking companies and their insurers to protect your interests.
Contact a proven Mooresville truck accident lawyer to set up a free consultation
Levine Law Group assists individuals from the Carolinas who have been injured in a collision with a truck or another type of large commercial vehicle. To schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Mooresville, please call 704-360-8550 or contact us online.