JB Hunt Truck Accidents
JB Hunt Transport, Inc. is a publicly traded, Fortune 500 company and one of the largest transportation companies throughout North America. Since JB Hunt trucks and drivers provide transportation to a diverse customer base, the company boasts an ability to provide customized freight movement and to individually meet customers’ requirements. However, JB Hunt truck drivers and the company may be held legally at fault for JB Hunt truck accidents when a victim sets forth a strong personal injury claim for damages. Raleigh truck accident lawyer Carl Nagle has received hundreds of millions of dollars for motor vehicle collision victims throughout North Carolina, and he relies on his former experience as an insurance claims adjuster and insurance defense lawyer to recover full compensation for people hurt by the careless or reckless acts of other drivers. Mr. Nagle and the team of professionals at Nagle & Associates appreciate the need for compassion after a devastating truck collision. For this reason, we provide personal attention and efficient legal service, helping people in Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Asheville, and elsewhere in the state.
JB Hunt Truck Accidents Can Cause Catastrophic Harm and Entitle Victims to Damages
Victims of JB Hunt truck collisions can suffer serious harm, even when the truck is moving at a low speed. These 30,000-pound tractor-trailers often destroy passenger vehicles or move them into intersections or across lanes of highway traffic upon impact. Damage in a truck collision can be so extreme that victims must be extracted from their vehicles.
Physical harm caused in a truck crash can include concussions, hemorrhages, and broken bones, as well as serious cognitive impairments and chronic pain. Victims may be unable to work and may require care by others financially and physically. By holding a JB Hunt driver and potentially the trucking company legally responsible for their harm, the victim may secure financial compensation in the form of monetary damages.
In many situations, truck drivers may have caused a crash because they were distracted or careless, or because they did not abide by federal safety regulations mandating certain rest breaks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for enforcing laws that intend to reduce accidents, including hours-of-service regulations. If the victim can show that the truck driver or JB Hunt evaded these rules, they would recover damages for this violation.
Showing that a driver negligently caused a JB Hunt truck accident necessitates setting forth information surrounding the causes of the accident. Again, a violation of a federal trucking law may be deemed evidence of negligence. Speeding, running a red light, or tailgating are also examples of negligent driving. Demonstrating that this behavior breached a duty of care owed by all drivers and caused the resulting harm will entitle the victim to secure compensation.
Additionally, an investigation may reveal information that helps hold JB Hunt liable for damages caused in an accident under a negligent hiring theory of law. For example, in an accident involving a negligent JB Hunt driver, perhaps the company had hired and retained the driver before the collision despite their being “unfit.” A driver’s record of safety violations may support a claim of negligent hiring against the trucking company. If the company knew that the driver was not capable of safely operating the vehicle, it may be held accountable for the resulting harm. Even if JB Hunt did not actually know that the driver was unfit, if it is revealed that it should have known, the victim may hold the company legally at fault.
Discuss the Details of Your Truck Crash Case with a Raleigh Attorney
At Nagle & Associates, we can prove legal fault for a JB Hunt truck accident by investigating and revealing all of the causes of the crash. Our reduced legal fees, at one-quarter of a settlement secured and approved by clients, reflect our client commitment and help victims walk away with a larger share of the recovery. We understand the importance of financial compensation to the process of healing physically and emotionally after a devastating accident. At Nagle & Associates, Raleigh attorney Carl Nagle brings insight gained from his former career in the insurance industry and provides client-centered legal representation to people throughout North Carolina. Call our office at (800) 411-1583 or reach us online to schedule a free consultation with a skilled motor vehicle collision lawyer. We help accident victims in Hickory, Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville, and other communities throughout Guilford, Wake, Mecklenburg, Durham, Cumberland, Catawba, Brunswick, and New Hanover Counties.