If you were in a traffic accident with a truck driver, be prepared for the trucking company to watch out for their interests rather than looking to make up for their mistakes.
Trucking companies train their drivers to use an “accident reconstruction kit” following a collision.
The truck company instructs its drivers of semis, tractor-trailers, or 18-wheelers to deny fault and protect the company. The driver immediately calls the company’s Insurance provider investigators, who often arrive on the scene of the accident while the injured are still being treated. So you need a law firm that can advocate for you while you recover.
What Can I Do To Protect My Rights From Trucking Companies’ Interest?
Retaining help from the Knox Law Firm can help you quickly protect your interest against the trucking company that already has an insurance provider at work.
Our legal team will interview any accident witnesses and preserve evidence such as the truck’s black box, driver logbooks, drug testing records, and information about the driver’s background.
Do North Carolina Traffic Accident Laws Protect, Truck Drivers?
North Carolina enforces a harsh contributory negligence rule, which means in an accident, if the victim shoulders even one percent of the fault, they do not receive any compensation for the accident. North Carolina is one of the few states that enforce such a rule.
This means the truck driver’s insurance company will be working hard to prove that you were partially at fault for the accident to avoid paying any compensation for your damages.
So if you were speeding, made an illegal turn, merged, or were in a truck driver’s blind spots, the trucking company will look to exploit that.
To help protect yourself, don’t say anything to the truck driver’s insurance company until you’ve spoken with your attorney.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been In A Traffic Accident With A Truck Driver?
If you’ve been in a collision with a truck driver, contact the Knox Law Center right away. We offer complimentary consultations to help you protect yourself from the trucking companies’ interests.
In addition, we offer a contingency fee arrangement, which means we won’t charge you unless you recover damages from the trucking company.
Our legal team has more than 60 years of experience in the Charlotte area and vast experience working against trucking companies, which can work in your favor to recover from your injuries and vehicle damages.