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Someone To Fight For You In Your Truck Accident Claim

A car accident can have serious consequences, but accidents involving commercial trucks commonly result in catastrophic injuries and even death. When the consequences of truck accidents are more severe, the victims deserve compensation that accurately reflects those consequences. With the help of a skilled injury attorney, you can pursue the money you need to cover the costs of your truck accident injuries.

At Matheson & Associates PLLC, we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience representing clients, and we are committed to guiding the Raleigh community through their personal injury claims. No matter how complex you suspect your claim may be, we are prepared to handle the challenges of your claim.

Why Legal Representation Is Essential

Compared to accidents between passenger vehicles, insurance companies take commercial truck accidents extremely seriously. When the compensation from these claims can be several times larger than that of smaller accident claims, insurance companies often fight tooth and nail to minimize the compensation they have to pay a victim.

We are adept in negotiating with these companies to maximize the compensation our clients receive to cover costs like medical bills, lost income, loss of earning potential and other costs. If negotiating cannot provide you with the compensation you need, we are prepared to fight for you in court.

Additionally, your unique situation may involve multiple liable parties, such as a reckless truck driver, the manufacturer of a defective truck component or an employer who failed to train their employees. When multiple parties are involved in your injuries, we are prepared to hold everyone accountable for their part in your claim.

Unveiling The Culprits Behind Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can stem from various factors, often leading to severe outcomes. Common causes include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
  • Mechanical failures
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Distracted driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Speeding and reckless driving

Understanding these causes is crucial for preventing future accidents and ensuring accountability in personal injury claims. Our experienced attorneys are here to navigate the complexities of these incidents and advocate for your rightful compensation.

Securing Your Future: Damages Recoverable In Truck Accidents

Victims of truck accidents can pursue compensation for a range of damages, ensuring they are supported during their recovery. Potential recoveries include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages, if applicable

Each case is unique, but our dedicated attorneys are committed to recovering the full extent of damages owed to you, helping to restore your financial stability and peace of mind after such traumatic events.

Reclaiming Losses: Comprehensive Damages In Truck Accident Claims

In the wake of a truck accident, victims may face extensive financial, physical and emotional challenges. You can recover damages that include medical expenses for immediate and ongoing care, compensation for lost wages if you’re unable to work, and funds for future loss of earning capacity. Moreover, you’re entitled to damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and, in some cases, property damage. Our firm is committed to ensuring that you receive every dollar of compensation you deserve to help you rebuild and move forward with your life.

Navigating Liability In Truck Accidents

Identifying who is liable in truck accidents involves a thorough investigation into the various parties connected to the incident. The truck driver, the company employing the driver, manufacturers of any faulty truck parts, and maintenance providers could all potentially bear responsibility. Even other drivers on the road might be implicated. Our legal team specializes in dissecting these complex scenarios to ensure that all accountable parties are identified and pursued, securing the compensation you need to cover your losses and aid in your recovery.

Filing Deadlines For Truck Accident Claims In North Carolina

In North Carolina, the clock starts ticking immediately after a truck accident. Victims have a limited window of three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This statute of limitations is imperative to adhere to, as failing to file within this timeframe can result in the loss of your right to seek compensation. Our experienced legal team is here to help you navigate these deadlines effectively, ensuring that your claim is filed promptly to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

Shared Fault In Accidents: What If You’re Partly To Blame?

North Carolina’s strict contributory negligence law can be daunting if you’re partially at fault in an accident. Unlike other states with comparative negligence rules, North Carolina does not allow recovery if you are even slightly at fault. However, there are exceptions, such as the last clear chance doctrine, that might still permit recovery in specific circumstances. Understanding these nuances is vital, and our legal team is adept at navigating these complex laws. We’re here to examine the details of your case and advocate for a positive outcome.

Step-By-Step Guide To Filing Your Claim With Confidence

The process of filing a claim begins with promptly reporting the incident to the relevant authorities and your insurance provider. Following this, it’s crucial to gather all pertinent evidence, including photos, witness testimonies and professional evaluations. Seeking immediate medical attention not only ensures your health is prioritized but also provides a medical record that is vital for your claim.

Consulting with a knowledgeable attorney early can help streamline the subsequent steps, which include detailed investigations and robust negotiations. If these negotiations do not result in a satisfactory settlement, your attorney will take the case to court to advocate on your behalf. Each of these steps is integral to securing the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Let Us Fight For You

As bills pile up and your income is on pause, it can be heart-wrenching to do the math about your financial stability. Without legal representation, you may be convinced to accept a quick settlement that is far less than you deserve. Let us be your advocate in these claims to lead you to an outcome that can help you move forward after your accident.

Call a North Carolina attorney you can depend on at 919-335-5291 or email us here. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can resolve your claim.