As large and obstructive vehicles on the road, trucks are often a leading cause of accidents. Commercial trucks like long-haul 18-wheelers and local delivery trucks can be the cause of serious personal injury accidents, and claims involving them are often complicated. A North Carolina truck accident attorney can help you determine the best way to approach your case and will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. 

Leading Causes of Truck Accidents 

Truck accidents can have detrimental consequences, leading to vehicle damage, traumatizing personal injuries, or fatalities. Fatigue is often a leading cause of truck accidents, as truck drivers frequently travel for long periods of time into the night, resulting in exhaustion.  

Other causes of truck accidents include: 

  • Driver distraction
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Speeding
  • Road rage 
  • Inadequate training 
  • Impaired driving 
  • Equipment failure

Trucks carry a greater weight, making their impact significantly more detrimental. They also have a higher center of gravity, which makes their ability to flip greater. With the potential for more substantial damage, injuries often lead to longer healing times.

The Need for a North Carolina Truck Accident Attorney 

Victims of truck accidents experience unique challenges, from navigating complex legal landscapes to understanding the intricacies of trucking laws and regulations. An experienced attorney can help secure the compensation you deserve, whether through negotiation or litigation. Here are the benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney for a truck accident.

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Knowledge of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury lawyers have years of experience addressing cases involving truck accidents. They understand the processes like the back of their hand, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Timely Claim Submittal 

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may have sustained serious injuries as a result. The recovery time combined with a busy schedule may cause you to lose track of when you should file a claim. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is three years. A North Carolina truck accident attorney can ensure the timely submission of your claim so you can receive justice for your accident.  

Damage Compensation

A qualified attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve after suffering from a truck accident. Special damages awarded consist of medical bill coverage, lost wages, and estimated costs for treating your injuries. Other non-economic damages a plaintiff may receive are costs for pain and suffering and emotional trauma due to the accident.

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Irons & Irons: Your #1 North Carolina Truck Accident Attorneys

At Irons & Irons P.A., our attorneys understand the importance of personal injury litigation and will fight tirelessly to protect the rights of victims and families who have suffered from truck accidents. Trucks can be dangerous vehicles on the road, and accidents caused as a result of negligence are incredibly serious. When you work with us, we’ll be your advocates during your personal injury case, fighting to hold the responsible parties accountable to help you get the compensation that is rightfully yours. 

Our experienced litigators have won million and multi-million dollar cases. Attorney Harry. H. Albritton Jr. of Irons & Irons P.A. and attorney Chris Mauriello of Mauriello Law recently secured a $5 million settlement involving a wrongful death of a 21-year-old college student killed in a head-on collision when a commercial truck driver fell asleep at the wheel. 

Read More About The Case Here

While every case is different and will result in a different outcome, Albritton sought to fight for damages, ensuring the family members of the deceased received a fair settlement for their pain and suffering. This is just one example of a successful case. 

Attorney Albritton and our team work hard to assist you in recovering compensation for your injuries suffered. If you do not receive a settlement in your case while working with us, we will not charge you for our services.

The importance of working with a qualified truck accident attorney can never be understated. After all, your life and injuries are worth fighting for, and the attorneys at Irons & Irons are fit to do just that and more to help you receive justice. If you’re looking for representation in North Carolina, Irons & Irons P.A. accepts truck accident cases in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Asheville, Winston-Salem, and the entire state of North Carolina.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services.

Gib Irons

Gib Irons is the managing partner at Irons & Irons P.A., a law firm in Greenville, NC specializing in divorce, family law, and personal injury litigation. Irons focuses on maintaining a select client roster to ensure personalized attention and exceptional service. His goal is to manage cases efficiently while reducing the stress that often accompanies legal disputes. A local graduate of J. H. Rose High School, Irons went on to earn his BA from Pepperdine University and his JD from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He has been practicing law in North Carolina since 2006, offering client-based service, particularly to high-net-worth individuals aiming for prompt and favorable case resolutions.