Most people assume that trucking accidents are the result of a distracted or tired truck driver. The truth is that many accidents are the result of employer negligence. Trucking companies can be just as liable for truck accidents as their employees are. Federal trucking regulations provide strict requirements to which trucking companies must adhere. These requirements apply to a company's background check process for new drivers, training of new drivers, maintenance and equipment of commercial trucks, and more. Negligence in any of these areas can result in a serious accident.
Establishing Employer Negligence
When filing a claim for a truck accident, you may be able to obtain compensation from the truck driver, their trucking company, or even both. The key is to establish liability. Nagle & Associates, P.A. can help you gather the evidence necessary to prove that the trucking company was responsible - either in part or in whole - for your accident and resultant damages. An attorney from the firm will investigate your accident and gather evidence such as witness statements, police statements, pictures, and more to prove that the employer was negligent in training the driver, checking their intoxication level, maintaining the vehicle, etc.
Consult a North Carolina Trucking Accident Lawyer
For more than 20 years, Nagle & Associates has helped truck accident victims recover maximum compensation for their damages. Attorney Carl Nagle is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, having recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for past clients. He is also a former insurance claims adjuster, giving him an edge against the insurance companies throughout your case. Fill out the firm's free case evaluation today to submit your information online, or visit any one of the firm's seven office locations across North Carolina. The sooner you contact an attorney from Nagle & Associates, the better!