Dump Truck Accidents
Dump trucks are large commercial vehicles used to transport materials and, when fully loaded, may weigh far more than 10,000 pounds. Professional drivers with Commercial Drivers Licenses are required to undergo education on how to safely load and drive these heavy and cumbersome trucks. Unfortunately, collisions involving dump trucks occur often, and these typically severe crashes are often caused by driver error. Dump trucks are typically covered by commercial insurance policies with high coverage limits. With considerable money at stake, insurance adjusters who defend dump truck drivers always look for ways to blame the victim or to avoid/minimize the victim’s damages and claim payments. At Nagle & Associates, we represent people hurt in dump truck accidents and handle every task necessary to help them secure maximum payment for their injury claims and losses. Our transportation law group has extensive experience handling cases against dump truck drivers, tow drivers, tractor-trailer drivers, large trucking companies and commercial insurance carriers. North Carolina truck accident lawyer Carl Nagle founded our firm and has more than 20 years of experience advocating for victims. Previously, Mr. Nagle worked within the insurance industry, handling truck accident insurance claims as an adjuster for a commercial insurer. Later, Mr. Nagle defended truck drivers and their employers in court. Since Mr. Nagle has worked in the realm of insurance defense, he is thoroughly equipped to handle potential defense tactics that seek to reduce compensation for injured people. Our firm only works for crash victims, and we have successfully secured hundreds of millions in compensation for injured individuals throughout the state.Assert Your Right to Compensation After a Dump Truck Accident
Victims of dump truck accidents may suffer lifelong, debilitating injuries. By protecting their rights and bringing a personal injury claim against a careless truck driver or another party, injured individuals may collect compensation in the form of monetary damages. These damages serve to put the victim in the place in which they would be had the accident not occurred. First, a truck accident victim must establish the liability of the driver if their carelessness or recklessness caused the accident.
Investigating all potential causes of a dump truck crash is crucial to pursuing full legal compensation and building a strong case against the responsible party. Private companies or public entities may own dump trucks, and depending on the circumstances of an accident, the driver’s employer, the truck manufacturer, or the contractor may be partly responsible for the crash.
A negligent driver who fails to use reasonable care behind the wheel and causes a collision may be held accountable. Dump truck drivers who operate a vehicle while intoxicated or overly fatigued, for instance, are exhibiting careless conduct that may subject them to liability in a personal injury claim. When a dump truck driver fails to follow safety procedures, this also likely will be deemed negligent conduct.
Victims pursuing damages against a negligent truck driver or entity, such as a trucking company, must show that they did not contribute to the accident. North Carolina law prevents plaintiffs from receiving compensation when they are even slightly responsible for causing the accident. In the event that a plaintiff was speeding or violated a traffic law, for example, they will be barred from recovering damages.
The impact of a dump truck collision typically extends into the future, and for this reason, victims must demonstrate the true extent of their injuries. Medical evidence lays a foundation for proving a range of losses, from loss of income and earnings to decreased quality of life. Future medical costs may be recovered in a personal injury claim, and victims may rely on vocational and medical experts to help calculate these costs and losses. Regarding non-economic damages, which also include emotional distress and pain and suffering, victims who demonstrate a decreased quality of life are entitled to compensation for this harm.Retain a Skilled North Carolina Lawyer Following a Truck Crash
North Carolina attorney Carl Nagle and the team at Nagle & Associates are dedicated to advocating on behalf of injured individuals. Since we focus our legal practice on protecting the rights of people who have been hurt by the carelessness or wrongdoing of others, we understand the grave impact of a dump truck accident upon a victim and their family. To help our clients during the difficult period following an accident, we strive to recover maximum compensation from the responsible party. Additionally, we are proud to offer a reduced rate, leaving clients with a larger share of their settlement award or jury verdict. Call our office at (800) 411-1583 or contact us online to discuss your case with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. We have offices throughout North Carolina and help people in Raleigh, Asheville, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Hickory, Charlotte, Greensboro, and other cities statewide.