Ins and Outs of Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks tend to be among the most devastating on American roadways. These accidents almost always result in serious or fatal injuries. Even if the truck driver slows their rig down prior to impact, the accident can have catastrophic results. After all, studies show that a big rig truck traveling just 3 mph will cause the same level of damage as a compact car traveling 40 mph.

Why Hiring a Truck Accident Attorney Wilmington NC is Crucial

In accidents caused by truckers, the victims of an accident, or their surviving family members, will usually sue the drivers and/or the companies that the drivers worked for. Occasionally, they may choose to represent themselves in the matters of their case, but this is never recommended for a variety of reasons.

For starters, an experienced attorney ensures that any and all evidence related to the accident is preserved. The attorney will also see that the scene is investigated promptly and thoroughly by auto accident experts. This can be invaluable to a case because all too often in trucking accidents, evidence can be mishandled or even destroyed by liable truck drivers or companies and further complicating things is once the road is re-opened, the passage of other cars and trucks will quickly ruin any residual evidence left at the scene.

An Attorney Will Help Determine Who is Liable in a Trucking Accident

When an accident involves a commercial truck, investigations need to be conducted to determine who is liable for the accident. In most cases, this involves investigating the most common causes of accidents involving big rig trucks, which include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper truck maintenance

To help solidify the case, an attorney will look for falsified log book entries and whether or not the driver did not comply with federal trucking regulations for rest breaks. The determination of fault in fatal trucking accidents will usually involve several complex legal issues. Only an experienced truck accident attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Were You the Victim of an Accident Caused by a Trucker? Call Bain & Rodzik Today

If you were recently involved in an auto accident that was caused by a commercial trucker, Bain & Rodzik's truck accident attorney in Wilmington NC can help. Our experienced investigators and legal staff can make the difference in your case.

Don't risk it – get the best representation you can and get it as soon as possible. Legal claims concerning trucking accidents are time-sensitive. We'll help you gather the evidence you need to strengthen your case. With Bain & Rodzik, you don't pay us unless we win your case.

Call Bain & Rodzik today at 910-762-1199 to schedule a free initial consultation. We're here to help, so call now!