DHL Truck Accidents
DHL is a truck carrier that specializes in deliveries of freight and parcels. The company employs over 1,000 drivers, and it logs approximately 8 million miles as a general freight provider. Despite receiving satisfactory safety ratings overall, it may be liable for any DHL truck accidents caused by its drivers. Raleigh truck accident attorney Carl Nagle represents accident victims in their claims for compensation from negligent truck drivers as well as trucking companies. In some tragic cases, accident victims suffer fatalities due to the negligence of a truck driver or company, and Mr. Nagle and his legal team are also prepared to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of surviving family members. As the founding attorney of Nagle & Associates, Mr. Nagle is prepared to set forth compelling evidence of liability and damages. Before protecting the rights of accident victims, Mr. Nagle worked as an insurance defense attorney and an insurance claims adjuster. Now, our clients benefit from this former work experience as Mr. Nagle has successfully recovered hundreds of millions on behalf of clients throughout North Carolina, including people in Asheville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Wilmington.
Recover Full Compensation for Harm Suffered in a DHL Truck Accident
Like other truck carriers, DHL prioritizes timely deliveries of its cargo for customers. Accidents involving DHL trucks are often caused by driver errors in judgment or failures to take precautionary measures. DHL truck drivers as well as the company may be found legally at fault for a truck accident. DHL’s company policies may be determined to have encouraged the driver to speed, for example, or to forego mandatory rest periods in order to meet deadlines.
Safety regulations, including hours-of-service rules and laws requiring proper truck maintenance, govern DHL, like any other trucking company. Violating a rule set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or another federal or state agency may be evidence of negligence if it contributed to a crash. For example, if DHL encouraged a driver to continue driving, rather than taking a mandatory rest between shifts, and the driver’s fatigue caused a crash, the company and the driver may be at fault for the crash.
DHL is also required to maintain its trucks. Federal laws mandate that the company log its vehicle inspections and, upon signs of overused tires or other issues, address these concerns and potential hazards. Accident victims who collect evidence surrounding all of the potential causes of their truck accident will be better able to successfully allege a violation of a maintenance regulation.
After establishing the liability of the DHL driver or the company, injured individuals pursuing a legal claim will set forth their costs and other damages associated with the accident. In a personal injury claim, the victim’s damages include accident-related losses, such as medical treatment, missed wages from work, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident. It is important that a victim of a DHL truck accident make clear that the defendant was entirely at fault for causing the accident. Since North Carolina maintains a pure contributory negligence rule, victims pursuing a legal claim will not recover compensation if they are found to be even 1% responsible for causing the underlying crash.
Consult a Truck Accident Attorney After a Big Rig Crash in Raleigh or Elsewhere in NC
People injured in a DHL truck accident can rely on the seasoned legal representation provided by Raleigh lawyer Carl Nagle and the team at Nagle & Associates. As we pursue the compensation that our clients deserve, we make it a priority to provide our clients with quality representation at a lower fee than other personal injury law firms, charging one-quarter rather than one-third of any settlement. For a free consultation with an experienced tractor-trailer collision lawyer, call our office at (800) 411-1583 or contact us online. Maintaining seven offices throughout North Carolina, Nagle & Associates helps people in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, Charlotte, Hickory, Asheville, Greensboro, and other cities throughout New Hanover, Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Durham, Wake, and Cumberland Counties.