North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers
Semi Truck and Car Collisions
Truck wrecks differ from car accidents in a number of ways. Injuries tend to be more serious when a large semi or tractor trailer is involved. Tractor trailer wrecks often involve complex issues of accident reconstruction and potentially products liability. Often multiple vehicles are involved, requiring extensive work to analyze all the causes of the wreck and the resulting catastrophic injuries. In addition, trucking insurance carriers often attempt to act quickly to minimize payouts on their policies. Accordingly, it is critical that the victims of these wrecks also act promptly to investigate the scene while evidence is still available at the scene.
The lawyers at Abrams & Abrams, P.A., have decades of experience handling truck accident cases in North Carolina. Contact us online or call 919-755-9166 to schedule a meeting with a personal injury lawyer.
Investigating the Cause of the Accident
Once we are retained, we will act to preserve and analyze evidence related to the accident. This evidence can be crucial to establishing liability in a trucking accident:
- Black box data
- GPS information
- Driver's logs
- Maintenance records
We will take steps to secure the vehicles involved in heavy equipment wrecks. Semi tractor-trailers are not typically destroyed in wrecks, and the repairs trucking companies make often destroy crucial evidence. Additionally, the use of these tractor trailers after the wreck may destroy or erase information otherwise found on on-board computers that record the RPM, braking, and speed of the vehicle at the time of the accident. We work with accident reconstructionists and other engineers to determine the cause of the accident. Because of our success, we have the ability to fund the complex investigation of tractor trailer wreck cases.
Assessing the Full Damage of a Truck Accident
At Abrams & Abrams, P.A., we understand the structural and engineering principles involved in commercial truck accidents. We regularly work with medical professional, economists, and life care planners to assess the long-term medical and financial consequences of catastrophic injuries caused by North Carolina trucking accidents. We also work with videographers to show the effects truck accident injuries have on individuals and families.
While semi truck accidents can occur anywhere, highways I-64, I-95, I-40, I-75, and I-20 seem to have a disproportionately large number of accidents involving catastrophic injuries and fatal injuries / wrongful death. Our firm has handled truck accident cases involving propane tankers, delivery vehicles, construction vehicles, and other commercial vehicles.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an 18-wheeler truck accident, please contact the lawyers at Abrams & Abrams. We can be reached by phone at 919-755-9166.
1526 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608
Phone: 919-755-9166 Fax: 919-755-9396
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P.O. Box 6509, Raleigh, NC 27628