Durham County Truck Accident
Durham is the home of Duke University and is central to the research triangle in North Carolina. At the heart ofNorth Carolina, Durham County lies approximately 20 miles from the Virginia border in the northeast corner of the state. Interstate Highways 85 and 40 run through the county, as well as U.S. Highways 70 and 15-501. Because these are major national trucking corridors, trucking accidents are all too common in this area. Durham County truck accident lawyer Carl Nagle represents victims and their families following the devastating effects of a collision involving a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicles. He relies on his inside knowledge of the insurance industry to maximize recovery on behalf of his clients. As a former insurance defense attorney and former insurance claims adjuster, Mr. Nagle appreciates the importance of proving the full extent of harm resulting from these serious accidents. He defended truck accident cases for truck drivers, trucking companies and insurance carriers. He now only works for motor vehicle accident victims! Nagle & Associates provides dedicated, personalized service and has recovered over $290,000,000 on behalf of injured individuals and their families throughout the state.
Holding a Negligent Driver or Company Liable for a Truck Accident
Commercial trucks typically weigh 80,000 pounds and when large trucks are involved in accidents with smaller cars, SUVs, motorcycles or pedestrians, the victim in the smaller vehicle often endures very serious injuries. Because the injuries are often severe, the injury claims arising from trucking accident can be very high. Further, federal law requires truckers to carry at least $750,000.00 in liability insurance. Durham truck accident attorney Carl Nagle formerly handled claims for a truck insurance company, and he knows that insurance companies in these large cases respond immediately by taking steps to blame other drivers and to avoid or minimize payment of all victims’ injury claims.
Truck drivers are governed both by North Carolina’s state traffic laws, and also by the the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Our commercial vehicle accident team knows all of these laws inside and out, and we stand ready to inspect the truck involved in your accident, download the truck’s black box to prove truck speed/driver error, to investigate the crash scene, and to assemble evidence to prove every driver error and legal violation committed by the truck driver. This is the only way to ensure full payment for the truck accident victims’ injuries and financial losses.
Truck accident lawsuits may involve multiple defendants, including the truck driver in addition to his or her trucking company, employer, and insurance company. If the truck driver was working for a trucking company at the time of the collision and in the course and scope of employment, the company may be held liable for the driver’s negligence. Also, if the truck was poorly maintained or improperly loaded, we work to prove these errors and then name and pursue these outside parties and their insurance carriers to ensure that all fund sources are available to pay the full value of victims’ injury claims.
Truck accident victims may recover a substantial amount of money through proper pursuit of a personal injury claim. While most cases settle privately, it is important to prepare your case for trial and to gather and interpret all medical evidence in every case. If a truck accident victim loses their life as a result of the collision, his or her family or the representative of the victim’s estate may file a wrongful death action. The damages that may be sought in a personal injury or wrongful death claim include both economic and noneconomic forms of compensation. These range from lost wages to medical expenses and emotional pain and suffering. North Carolina law allows victims to seek compensation for their present losses as well as their potential future losses, which may include lost earning capacity and future medical costs.
Seek Representation from a Truck Accident Lawyer in Durham County
At Nagle & Associates, accident victims receive personalized legal representation. Durham County truck accident attorney Carl Nagle solely practices in the area of catastrophic injury law, focusing on maximizing recovery for his clients. Our firm charges less than most other firms, asking for just 25% of a settlement that our client approves, instead of the 1/3 or 33% legal fee that most firms charge. If a truck driver’s negligence caused a collision that resulted in injuries to you or a loved one, we are ready to guide you through the legal process. Contact our office by calling (800) 411-1583 or completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a Durham truck accident attorney.