When Commercial Drivers Get Into Accidents
There are a large number of commercial drivers on our streets and highways in the Charlotte area. While most commercial drivers are courteous and professional, others put the rush to make a delivery ahead of safety, the rights of other drivers and common sense.
At Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler in Charlotte, North Carolina, we know how accidents involving delivery trucks, tow trucks, garbage trucks, taxis and commercial vehicles can shatter people’s lives. Our lawyers represent the injured and their families. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Causes Of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicle accidents usually involve some type of negligence on the part of the driver or his or her employer. Common causes of accidents include:
- Running red lights
- Driver fatigue
- Use of drugs, such as amphetamines, to stay awake
- Unsafe stops
Employers may also be liable for issues such as:
- Improper hiring and supervision
- Improper maintenance
- Pay policies that encourage drivers to put speed ahead of safety
Our personal injury lawyers have the experience to investigate commercial vehicle accidents to uncover evidence of wrongdoing by the driver or his or her employer. We also have the litigation skills necessary to hold large companies and their insurers accountable for the damage they cause.
Contact Our Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial driver, trust your case to the lawyers at Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler. Call 704-594-4317 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
We accept personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. We only collect attorney fees if we obtain compensation for you.