We identify and prove any claim for punitive damages – Juries typically want to make a difference. Trucking is essential in today’s economy. Unfortunately, profit motive puts the squeeze on drivers to work/drive long hours; hurry to the destination; and to overlook maintenance for the short term to get the load to its destination on time. Similarly, companies who ship goods often condone long hours by helping to manipulate driver logs, and overlook or encourage conduct like speeding, medicating to avoid fatigue or skipping breaks required by federal law. Trucking companies also willfully delay repairs to brakes and safety components to minimize expenses, and to meet shipping deadlines. These intentional choices often result in tragic injury. We investigate the extent of oversight and, when appropriate, identify violations of federal safety regulations which would support a claim for punitive damages. Although typical car accidents involve simple neglect, the unfortunate truth is commercial vehicle accidents often arise from willful misconduct. Often this can be easily proven and provides the accident victim with additional claims for punitive damages.
Tractor trailer accidents produce catastrophic results. It is a critical mistake to treat a commercial vehicle accident like a typical car accident. Typically, private passenger car accidents are far easier to understand, and are less vigorously defended. If your accident was caused by a commercial vehicle, hire a accident and injury attorney immediately. Proper, thorough investigation and case management are essential tasks of the experienced transportation attorney. Further, by detailing all evidence and losses, your attorney ensures that the full value of your case is paid promptly by all responsible parties.
If you are in need of professional legal representation in Raleigh, North Carolina or any of the surrounding areas contact The Law Offices of Nagle & Associates today for a free initial consultation with an experienced Raleigh accident and injury attorney. We offer no obligation FREE consultations with an attorney that is right for you.