If you suffered an injury in a Charlotte truck accident, you need to make sure you select the Charlotte truck accident lawyer who knows how to handle the special issues that arise when victims are seriously injured by a truck.
In 2018, there were 168 large trucks involved in accidents that killed someone in North Carolina. Nationally, there were over 107,000 large truck crashes that year in which non-fatal injuries were suffered. But non-fatal injuries from a large truck accident are often life-altering, leaving victims with permanent disabilities, unable to work or support their families.
Charlotte has seen its share of terrible truck accidents. The destruction a truck causes when it collides with a smaller vehicle is shocking. Many cars are left unrecognizable following such an accident.
Severe Injuries from Truck Accidents
All traffic accidents can cause awful injuries. But truck accidents involve a vehicle of great size and weight forcefully crashing into a much smaller car, SUV, motorcycle, pickup, or even a person. Some common injuries and residual damages include these:
- Fractured skull, spine, or other major broken bones.
- Severe brain trauma resulting in temporary or permanent cognitive limitation.
- Memory loss, personality change.
- Loss of sensory function, blindness, hearing impairment, paralysis.
- Amputation of limbs.
- Organ removal from life-saving emergency surgery.
- Spinal cord injury, including severance and permanent loss of feeling below the neck.
- Physical pain and suffering that may last months or remain permanently.
- Psychic pain and suffering, major depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Permanent disability, loss of future earning capacity, and inability to support a family.
Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyers — at Clauson Law — Handle Special Issues with Truck Accidents
Truck accidents present more complicated legal issues than other accidents. Since most trucks are being used in commercial ventures, more levels of investigation need to be completed and more resources must be available to fight the large trucking companies.
- Did the truck driver exceed the hours of service permitted by state and federal regulations?
- Was the driver’s commercial driving license valid for the truck type and load?
- Was the driver properly screened before being hired, and trained after hiring?
- Is the truck owned by a North Carolina company or an out-of-state corporation?
- Did equipment failure play a role in the accident?
- Where is the full maintenance record for the truck?
- Did the load or cargo play a role in the accident? (shifting, leaking, not secured properly)
- Was the truck overloaded?
The Clauson Law Firm is experienced and equipped to manage all the special challenges of a Charlotte truck accident. We’ll stand up against the largest regional, national, or international trucking company and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.