Canopy express trucks may cause serious harm when they are involved in motor vehicle collisions. As a version of a standard pickup truck, the open-canopy design over the bed of the truck provides an accessible cargo area. General Motors and Dodge have built canopy express trucks, as well as other manufacturers. While these trucks may not be common on the road, serious injuries may result in a collision involving a canopy express truck. Victims of canopy express truck accidents can rely upon the legal knowledge and experience of Raleigh truck accident attorney Carl Nagle as they pursue damages for their harm. Due to his former work experience as an insurance defense attorney and an insurance claims adjuster, Mr. Nagle has insight into the defense tactics used by insurance companies as they seek to avoid liability for their clients. At Nagle & Associates, our legal team is capable of handling complicated truck accident claims, bringing precise attention to detail as well as comprehensive knowledge to all of our cases. We have collected hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for victims throughout the state, including people in Raleigh, Wilmington, Asheville, and Winston-Salem.
Bring a Claim for Damages After Injuries Suffered in a Canopy Express Truck Accident
Canopy express truck drivers are required to exercise caution while operating their vehicles. Additionally, drivers are required to adjust their driving behavior to account for the weight of any cargo being hauled in the truck. Since canopy express trucks have an open canopy in the rear of the vehicle, an accident may cause extensive damage due to the potential for cargo to be offloaded, striking other vehicles and drivers.
When a victim of a canopy express truck accident pursues a legal claim for damages, the first step is to investigate all of the possible causes for the accident. Poor maintenance on the truck may lead to a crash caused by issues like bald tires, low tire pressure, or worn brake pads. Owners and operators of a canopy express truck have a legal duty to inspect their truck and to perform regular maintenance so that the vehicle remains in safe, working order.
In addition to maintenance issues, careless driving is responsible for a large number of collisions. Examples of negligent behavior include speeding, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, violating vehicle codes, and aggressively changing lanes. When a driver fails to meet their duty of care, which is the obligation to avoid causing foreseeable harm to others, they probably will be liable if someone else was hurt as a result.
Canopy express truck accident victims may suffer a range of injuries, from broken limbs to head trauma and fatalities. The momentum and impact of a truck crash may also cause serious property damage to passenger vehicles. After demonstrating the legal fault of the driver or another at-fault entity, the victim will set forth their full extent of damages. These damages are intended to place the injured person in the position in which they would be had the accident not occurred. In order to be fully compensated, calculations should be carefully assessed for all past, present, and future harm. Vocational experts and medical professionals may help investigate the situation and offer opinions on future treatment and needs.
Seek Counsel from a Dedicated Raleigh Attorney
If you have suffered injuries in a canopy express truck accident, Raleigh lawyer Carl Nagle can provide compassionate legal representation. We have a unique fee schedule that reflects our priority of providing our clients with the greatest recovery possible. We charge 25% of any settlement award accepted by a client, unlike the 33% or more charged by other firms. If a case reaches trial, we charge 33% as opposed to the 40% that other firms charge their clients. Contact our office for a free case evaluation and to begin the process of understanding your legal rights. We can be reached online or by calling (800) 411-1583 today. Tractor-trailer crash lawyer Carl Nagle helps victims and their families in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Hickory, Greensboro, and other areas of Forsyth, Brunswick, Mecklenburg, Guilford, Durham, Cumberland, New Hanover, Wake, and Catawba Counties.