Trucks, tractor-trailers, “big rigs” and 18-wheelers are a fact of life on America’s roads and highways, but for some people these vehicles become more than just features of the landscape. If you are unfortunate enough to have been involved in a truck accident, then you have a unique appreciation for the size and heft of these vehicles. Not only do trucks, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, dwarf all other passenger vehicles, but their horsepower, steering and maneuvering capabilities can overcome other vehicles on the road. In fact, one out of eight traffic fatalities in the United States involves a large truck.
If you are a resident of southeastern Virginia or northeastern North Carolina and are suffering from the effects of injuries from a truck accident, then we want to hear from you. With over 100 years of combined experience with personal injury law, the attorneys at Tavss Fletcher offer you the caring, professional help that you seek in your time of need.
What Makes Truck Accident Cases Unique
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, then you should look for a law firm whose attorneys know how to handle serious litigation. There are a number of factors that make truck accidents different from other types of accident cases, and qualified attorneys will be able to leverage their experience to your advantage.
- Trucking companies have attorneys, too – and they are not on your side. One of the most important factors in a truck accident case is the team of attorneys and the accident investigation team that is dispatched by the trucking company when one of their vehicles is involved in an accident. Trucking companies want to get a jump on accident investigation, particularly in cases where they know they are responsible for the accident and may be sued, so they are looking to build a case – against you. With all that manpower on their side, you will need an experienced attorney to assert your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
- Trucks are subject to different rules and regulations than passenger vehicles, and these regulations vary by state. For good reason, trucking companies and truck drivers are all subject to stricter and more numerous laws than passenger vehicles. Your attorney should be familiar with the various state and federal trucking laws, as well as specific truck insurance regulations because this information can be critical to your case.
- Truck accident cases have more defendants than typical auto accident cases. Because there are so many stakeholders in the trucking industry, you could face litigation against a whole host of individuals and companies. These potential defendants include the truck driver, the truck owner, the trucking company, and sometimes the company’s management and suppliers.
- Accident reconstruction has to take truck size and dynamics into account. The enormous size of trucks and the difference in their steering and braking makes accident reconstruction more challenging. Your attorneys must have an appreciation for these unique factors and be able to engage the necessary experts in order to properly evaluate your case and tease out from accident and other reports any details that are crucial to your case.
How Tavss Fletcher Can Help You
If a proven track record is what you are looking for in an attorney, then look no further. The lawyers at Tavss Fletcher have experience with a wide variety of truck accident cases, along with skilled investigators and other legal professionals who all work together in an effort to obtain the maximum recovery for your injuries. Please contact Tavss Fletcher today for a no-cost, no-obligation evaluation of your truck accident case, and let us put our passion and experience to work for you.
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