Trucking accidents almost always cause severe injuries, if not death, to the occupants in the passenger vehicle. Because the potential for serious harm is so high, truck drivers and transportation companies have a higher standard of care to ensure the safety of those who share the roads and freeways.
Unfortunately, the dozens of federal regulations governing tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles do not prevent accidents if truck drivers and their employers refuse to follow the rules. This is the reason we have the civil justice system: to hold reckless people and companies accountable when their negligence causes serious injury or death to others.
If your family member was seriously injured or killed by negligent operation, contact our attorney today for a free consultation about how we can help recover compensation. Attorney Luke Baker has represented victims of car-truck collisions and their families in Concord, in Asheville and throughout western North Carolina.
Call for prompt investigation of your truck accident case: 866-433-1991.
Pursuit Of Rightful Damages
Although commercial trucks are heavily insured for bodily injury in crashes, the average person may not get a decent settlement from the trucking company’s insurance carrier. Civil trial lawyer Luke Baker offers the aggressive and knowledgeable representation to demand full compensation for the devastation. Our goal is to ensure that a settlement provides what’s only fair: damages to cover medical bills and future care, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and any lasting disability that diminishes our client’s quality of life.
Determining The Cause Of The Truck Accident
Mr. Baker will obtain the highway patrol or law enforcement report of the truck crash investigation, and he will use his own investigators or accident reconstruction specialists. He will also obtain the truck driver’s logs, driving history and maintenance records on the 18-wheeler. To support a claim for damages, we must show that the trucker was speeding, inattentive, fatigued from driving too many hours or otherwise negligent, or that the trucking company was negligent in hiring or training employees, slipshod in maintaining the vehicle, or improperly loaded the truck in violation of federal laws.
Once we have built a solid case, the trucking company will typically settle rather than risk a larger damage award from a jury. But if the insurance company’s settlement offer won’t meet your needs, Luke Baker will fight for you at trial to secure that deserved compensation.
Start The Investigation
In a free initial consultation, we can answer your questions about a truck accident and a claim for damages. We take injury cases on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront fees, and we take attorney fees only if we succeed in recovering compensation.