The Truth About North Carolina Truck Accidents
Anyone who is a driver or a passenger in a passenger car, an SUV, a pickup truck, a minivan, or on a motorcycle against an 18-wheeler or semi-truck knows that they are in an unfair fight. Large trucks require more time to come to a halt, are more difficult to control, and cause more destruction, damage, and injuries than any other motor vehicles on North Carolina roads.
Who is at Fault?
Sometimes, truck drivers are the ones who choose to act carelessly or recklessly. For instance, they might decide to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol or they might be driving distracted while using their cell phones. Other times, it is the companies that the truck drivers are working for who push the drivers too hard with unfair and unsafe expectations. For instance, when a trucking company requires a truck driver to ignore limitations on hours of service to get a load delivered on time, they are taking the chance that the driver could get tired and end up causing an accident.
Yet other times, there are defective parts on a truck that caused the truck to perform incorrectly, resulting in accidents. In this case, the manufacturer of the parts that were defective or whoever was in charge of inspecting the truck could be held liable for your injuries. A load of cargo could be loaded onto the trailer of the truck improperly, and weight parts of the truck down in an uneven manner. The wrong turn at the wrong speed could cause the entire load to shift and cause an accident. In these cases, whoever loaded the shipment could be held liable for your injuries.
Sometimes, Several Entities Can Be Held Liable for Truck Accident Injuries
There are many different reasons a truck accident could happen. In each situation, someone different could be found liable for the truck accident, and often, several entities can be held liable for your injuries. Either way, you are the victim who ends up having to endure the injuries and the drastic changes in your life after being injured in a truck accident.
We Are Here To Help
If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries in a truck accident in North Carolina and you need help recovering compensation from the truck driver, the truck company, the truck company’s insurance company, or anyone else who can be held liable for your injuries, contact the offices of McAllister, Aldridge & Kreinbrink PLLC at (336) 882-4300.