Truck Accidents

Streets and highways are often crowded with large and small automobiles, both cars and trucks. Truck accidents can occur far too commonly in our modern society and have a very high percentile as a leading cause for motor vehicle fatalities. A fact which is easy to understand when you consider that commercial trucks can weigh around 70,000 pounds and the average passenger car weighs around 3,000 pounds.Trucking accidents can result from:

  • Trucks Driving Too Close to Ditches
  • Riding onto Soft Shoulders
  • Driving with Uneven Loads
  • Traveling Over Uneven Ground
  • Poor Brakes or Tires
  • Non-working Signals
  • Downhill Slopes
  • Truck Overload
  • Driver Fatigue or Intoxication

However, not all trucking accidents occur though through driver negligence or truck malfunctions. Maintaining the control of a commercial truck can be very difficult under poor road or weather conditions, and during the transport of livestock or liquids. Trucks carrying livestock can shift weight when turning corners or when the truck has to make a sudden swerve. Trucks carrying liquids have to worry about the liquids sloshing back and forth if no baffles are installed in the tank.

Every state has a different set of laws governing the recovery of compensation by individuals injured in commercial vehicle accidents. Thus it is very important that you seek out the representation of an injury attorney if you have been involved in a trucking accident. The injury attorneys at the King Law Firm, P.A. are experienced in aggressively handling commercial trucking and insurance companies.

If you have suffered a minor or catastropic injury, property damage, or the wrongful death of one of your loved one due to a truck accident, then we encourage you to call one of our legal professionals immediately. 

We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our Toll-Free # (800) 635-1683 and have 15 local offices throughout eastern and central North Carolina to serve you!

Make today the day you hire a knowledgeable attorney to protect your legal rights!