Semi-trucks can stretch up to 75 feet in length and weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. If you are involved in an accident with one of these large vehicles, then you or a loved one could be seriously injured or even killed in a wrongful death accident. It is important that you seek legal assistance in your case if you have been injured due to the negligent acts of a truck driver. At Scott Law Firm, we can provide you with the aggressive representation that you need to effectively pursue money damages to compensate for the financial hardships you may have incurred because of this accident. There are three major types of truck accidents that occur most frequently:
- Under ride collisions
- Truck rollovers
- Jackknife incidents
An under ride accident occurs when a smaller vehicle breaks through the guard rail on the bottom of a trailer in a rear-end accident and travels forward until it hits the rear tires. A jackknife occurs when a truck slams on the brakes, the cab stops, but the trailer continues to slide around until it pins the cab in an immovable position. A rollover accident begins the same way as a jackknife, but rather than pin the cab, the trailer wheels catch and “trip” the truck so that it begins rolling. Any of these accidents can be devastating or even deadly to any individuals involved in them.
If you have been injured in an accident due to another’s negligence, then there may be damages available for you to collect. It is important that you seek legal representation and pursue compensation as soon as possible because North Carolina’s statutes of limitations may prevent you from collecting damages after a certain period. Our firm can provide you with aggressive representation to argue your case in court and fight aggressively for the damages you need to help compensate for the various financial hardships you may have incurred.