Truck Accident Lawyers in Durham Helping the Injured
Helping Truck Accident Victims Pursue the Compensation They Deserve Throughout North Carolina
Large commercial trucks represent an increased risk for motorists on the road. That is why they (and the entire trucking industry) are subject to various laws and regulations—that are designed to help prevent accidents and keep drivers and passengers safe. When these regulations and standards are not met and people are hurt, victims often have the option to seek compensation for their resulting injuries and damages.
At Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., our Durham truck accident attorneys are recognized for the work they have done on behalf of our injured and bereaved clients. We are well-aware of the diligence these trucking accidents require and how to hold the responsible parties accountable for the damages that they have caused. If you or a loved one have been hurt, our advocates are ready to help you discuss your options. We also represent victims of big-rig accidents including 18-wheelers.
Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a North Carolina truck accident? The time to take action is now—and we're ready to help. Call our offices at (919) 336-1932 today.
Who is at Fault?
In the aftermath of a truck accident, the authorities will conduct an investigation into what went wrong. Depending on what caused the accident, different parties may be held responsible for any resulting injuries and damages. It is important that victims of these accidents promptly retain the services of an experienced trucking accident attorney to initiate an investigation into the facts of the accident.
Common causes for truck accidents include:
- Driver error
- Impaired driving (DUI, fatigue, drugs, etc.)
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Lack of maintenance on the truck
- Lack of maintenance on the trailer
- Equipment malfunction
A truck accident settlement may take into account the following economic and noneconomic damages:
- Medical bills - both current and past
- Ongoing treatment or care required in the future
- Permanent impairment
- Physical therapy
- Any modifications that your home may require in the event of permanent disability following your accident
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost future income
- Emotional therapy
Truck accidents often cause what is known as "catastrophic injury," or injuries that often lead to an extreme change in how one lives their life. For example, paralysis, loss of mobility, brain damage, and more. For these reasons, large sums are often necessarily awarded in truck accident settlements. In cases where the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, it may be necessary to pursue a wrongful death claim on the family's behalf.
If you would like to learn more about the types of negligence that lead to liability in a trucking accident, visit our page on Truck Accident Negligence.
Depending on the outcome of these investigations, trucking companies, drivers, and truck and trailer owners may be held liable for damages. At Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, P.A., we know how to augment these trucking accident investigations and regularly consult with industry experts and engineers in order to substantiate our clients' claims. If you have been adversely impacted by one of these accidents, we're ready to help you assess your legal options.
Contact our firm to request a truck accident lawsuit case evaluation today. Our team of truck accident lawyers in Durham, NC is ready to hear your story.