When You’ve Been Hurt In A Trucking Accident
Truck accidents typically produce catastrophic and fatal injuries. The simple physics of a 4,000-pound car being struck by an 80,000-pound semi create a serious hazard for the occupants of private passenger vehicles. The many regulations and laws that apply to the trucking industry are meant to minimize this hazard. With so many potential causes of 18-wheeler accidents, these very serious crashes continue to happen. Common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Improper maintenance
Trucking accident cases are complex. From the intensity of the investigations required to understanding the impact of state and federal laws, the attorney you choose must understand all of these issues as well as have the litigation skills necessary to be able to fight the resources the insurance companies bring against trucking accident claims.
Attorney Brett E. Dressler has an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system and has been named in the Rising Stars list of Super Lawyers in Texas and North Carolina in personal injury litigation and business litigation, respectively.
What Should I Do After A Truck Accident?
Because of the complexity of truck accident cases, the steps you take immediately after an accident can affect your ability to receive compensation. The following steps can help protect your rights and best interests:
- Get medical attention and follow the doctor’s instructions. The size of your financial award is based largely on the seriousness of the injuries suffered. Protect your right to compensation by seeking medical attention and — perhaps more importantly — following all care instructions you receive from the doctor.
- Contact a lawyer or advocate to start an investigation. Evidence from an accident scene can be removed or destroyed. Contacting an accident investigator or a lawyer as soon as possible can help ensure that the evidence is preserved. Likewise, do not throw away evidence you may have on you — such as ruined clothing or a broken cellphone — until you’ve talked with a lawyer.
- Do not sign anything until you’ve talked to a lawyer. Insurance representatives want to settle cases as quickly as possible, which often means settling for less than cases are worth. Do not waive your right to receive the compensation you need and deserve by signing the first offer you are presented.
Helping Make Our Clients Whole Again
At Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler, we know how trucking accidents can shatter lives. From the accident victim to family members and other loved ones who have been impacted, we work to make people whole again. Mr. Dressler has been helping the injured for more than 15 years. His exceptional litigation skills can help you fight for the full compensation you deserve.
To find out more about how we have helped our clients, review our client testimonials.
Contact Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler — Free Initial Consultations
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, trust your case to an attorney with a record of success. The personal injury attorneys of Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler can help you effectively pursue the compensation you need. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Charlotte truck accidents attorneys, call 704-594-4317 or contact us online.
We accept cases on a contingent fee basis. We collect attorney fees only if we obtain compensation for you.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.