Cumberland County Truck Accident
State and local authorities closely monitor the trucking industry to help ensure that semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles operate safely through regulations regarding truck maintenance, driver eligibility, cargo capacity, and many others.
Getting into an accident with a large truck is a very traumatic experience. Injuries from semi-truck accidents are often much more serious than those from passenger cars, because of the size, weight, and momentum of commercial trucks. For example, it can take up to three times longer for a semi-truck to stop than a regular car, depending on the speed it is traveling, and trucks have many more and much larger blind spots than passenger cars do, restricting their ability to see small vehicles that may be directly behind or running beside them.
Duty of Care
Drivers of passenger cars have to duty of care to keep a proper lookout for each other, comply with applicable traffic laws, and using all reasonable means necessary to avoid an accident. But the courts demand a much higher duty of care for semi-trailer truck drivers, based upon state and federal regulations in place for truckers, and evidence of negligence. When a truck driver violates a state or federal regulation that that violation causes injury to others, courts sometimes consider the violation to be automatic proof of negligence.
Injured in a Truck Accident? We Can Help
If you suffered serious injuries in an accident in Cumberland County, North Carolina because of a truck driver’s negligence, contact Nagle & Associates, P.A. online or call (800) 411-1583 to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our accident attorneys today. We offer a high degree of personal attention to each of our clients, and handle truck accident cases on a contingency basis – if we don’t recover damages for you, you don’t owe us a fee. Call today.