North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, or a member of your family was killed in a collision involving a tractor trailer or semi truck in North Carolina you need to discuss the details and circumstances with a qualified North Carolina truck accident attorney. TruckAccidentAttorneyNetwork.org has assembled a database of trucking injury lawyers who focus their practice on representing clients involved in serious & catastrophic injuries, or the families of those killed in semi truck accidents.
The attorneys and law firms represented on this page have shown the following qualifications and experience:
- All attorneys listed must have litigated a minimum of 5 truck accident cases to successful conclusion (settlement or verdict).
- Each attorney must be licensed and in good standing for at least 10 years.
- 100% of their practice must be personal injury, with a focus on motor vehicle collisions.
North Carolina Truck & Bus Accident Statistics
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has compiled a report on accidents in 2016 throughout the state. The report is a comprehensive analysis of collision data, accident statistics and injury types in North Carolina. We’ve extracted some of that data specifically pertaining to buses and large trucks. This data set can be downloaded in Excel here. In 2016, buses and large trucks were involved in roughly 3.3% of all motor vehicle crashes in North Carolina compared to the total of 484,936 accidents. In any accident incident with a commercial truck or bus that involves an injury, it’s critical to investigate your legal rights. You may have a right to compensation that you’re not yet aware of.
Type of Vehicle
|SINGLE UNIT TRUCK (2-AXLE, 6-TIRE)||4,179||38||1,170|
|SINGLE UNIT TRUCK (3 OR MORE AXLES)||1,821||19||509|
|UNKNOWN HEAVY TRUCK||219||0||61|
Unfortunately, truck accidents are a reality of sharing the road. There will always be collisions involving serious or fatal injuries as long as there are trucks on the road. In fact, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that North Carolina is currently one of the top 10 states in the country that collectively represent over 50% of fatal crashes involving a large truck or bus in a report published in November of 2017. This same FMCSA report concluded that speeding was a factor in 17% of fatal truck accidents and that 6% of fatal accidents were attributed to driver distraction (16% of those involved distraction were caused by a mobile device).
There will always be significant dangers associated with semi trucks and catastrophic injuries resulting from crashes and collisions. The size & weight differences of a big rig or bus versus a light weight passenger vehicle, motorcycle or even an SUV usually means that injuries are commonly very serious or fatal. If you or a family member was seriously injured in a trucking collision, you need to talk to a truck accident lawyer in North Carolina with the experience and reputation to secure the compensation your family needs to cover medical expenses and move forward.
Statute of Limitations for Truck Accidents in North Carolina
A “statute of limitation” is defined as the legal length of time that a plaintiff (victim) has to bring an action against a defendant. This length of time varies based on state, and the type of incident: civil or criminal. Generally, the statute of limitations for truck accident injury lawsuits in North Carolina is 3 years, (North Carolina Gen. Stat. section 1-52), this is inclusive of nearly all personal injury claims involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, etc. The North Carolina statute of limitations for personal injury is also 3 years, if the incident & resulting claim involves a government agency. However, in cases involving a truck accident wrongful death, North Carolina’s statute of limitations is 2 years (North Carolina Gen. Stat. section 28A-18-2)
If a claim or lawsuit is not filed within the statute of limitations as set forth above, nearly any claim will be rejected or forfeited. However, there are certain exceptions to North Carolina’s statute of limitations. If the victim is minor under the age of 18, “incompetent”, or legally insane the clock is effectively “paused” until the disability has been lifted. Additionally, if the victim “departs from and resides out of” the state of North Carolina, or if they “remain continuously absent” from the state for over 1 year the absence period may not be included within the applicable statute.
If you have questions about how you or your family’s claim will be impacted by a Statute of limitations, you should consult with a truck accident lawyer in North Carolina today for the most accurate information.
Pursuing a Truck Accident Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit in North Carolina
If you or a family member was seriously injured, or if a family member was killed in a truck accident you should seek the advice and representation of a skilled and experienced truck accident lawyers in North Carolina. TruckAccidentAttorneyNetwork.org has organized a database of law firms who focus their practice on Motor Vehicle Vehicle collisions, with significant experience litigating trucking accidents.
Truck Accident Lawyers in North Carolina
At the moment there are no listed law firms in North Carolina, contact us here if you are interested in being included on this website. North Carolina has its share of car and truck accidents. With so many freeways converging in and around Atlanta, the high volume of traffic that moves through our city is bound to result in serious accidents. When a car accident involves a big rig, it can be devastating for all involved. The sheer size of a tractor trailer semi-truck means that a great deal of force is at work when it collides with another object. If that object is your vehicle, this kind of collision could result in serious injuries, car damage, and huge financial burdens. View Profile >
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