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Durham Truck Accident Attorneys 

Helping Victims of 18-Wheeler Accidents Seek Compensation in Durham County

Trucking accidents can be serious and often fatal, resulting in large medical bills, loss of income, and years of rehabilitation. Multiple parties, self-interested trucking companies, and experienced insurance investigators will be working against you. It is important to maximize the compensation you may deserve by ensuring that you receive the treatment you need.

Are you suffering injuries following a truck accident? Call Wallace Pierce Law today at (919) 887-7892, or contact us online for your free consultation with our truck accident lawyer in Durham.

How a Durham Truck Accident Attorney Can Support Your Claim

​It's a known fact that having a personal injury attorney on your side can often lead to higher settlement offers and can increase your chance at a favorable outcome. Though victims of truck accidents are able to file claims for themselves, it may be beneficial to enlist the expertise of a seasoned attorney. This is because a skilled personal injury attorney will have the experience needed to gather the evidence of your case and present the evidence in a way that can show that your injuries were sustained from the accident. With a seasoned attorney on your side, you can focus on recovery.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents 

Trucking accidents are not only more dangerous but also more difficult to deal with than automobile accidents. Vehicles traveling across state lines are subject to federal law. Vehicles traveling exclusively in North Carolina are subject to North Carolina state laws, which are extremely similar to federal law. While the trucking industry is regulated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, all of the rules are not always followed. Trucking accidents are governed by federal law to reduce the instance of truck accidents to increase general safety on roadways.

Truck accidents can happen for a number of reasons. Some of the most common types of trucking accidents are blamed on driver error or failure to maintain a truck in an operable manner, such as:

  • Tired driver
  • Lack of training
  • Driver operating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Lack of experience
  • Aggressive driving
  • Carelessness or negligence
  • Failure to maintain brakes
  • Lack of functioning safety devices
  • Overweight trucks
  • Faulty federal safety inspection
  • Speeding
  • Poor weather conditions

Commercial trucks are required to carry significant liability insurance policy to fund the cost of potential accidents. Federal law limits the number of hours a drive can be allowed behind the wheel and regulates the proper maintenance of the truck. Trucking companies, investigators, and insurance companies begin investigating the accident and your injuries right away.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, fighting with an experienced trucking and insurance company can be difficult. If you have no experience dealing with personal injury claims, consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

Recovering Damages After a Truck Accident

At Wallace Pierce Law, we recognize the devastating effect that truck accidents can have on individuals and their families. When you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, understanding the potential damages you may be entitled to is crucial. Some damages that can be recovered following a truck accident may include:

  • Medical Expenses: One of the primary areas of recovery in a truck accident claim is medical expenses. Truck accidents often lead to very severe injuries that often require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
  • Lost Wages and Future Earnings: A truck accident can disrupt your ability to work, leading to lost wages and, in some instances, permanent disability.
  • Pain and Suffering: The emotional toll of a truck accident can be overwhelming. Compensation for pain and suffering is planned to address the mental and emotional anguish that had been caused by the accident, helping you find some solace amidst the challenges you face.
  • Property Damage: Beyond personal injuries, truck accidents often result in significant property damage.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: Tragically, some truck accidents result in fatalities. This could include compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other associated costs.

North Carolina's Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims

The statute of limitations sets a time limitation within which legal action must be initiated. Failing to file a claim within this deadline can result in the loss of your right to seek compensation. In the state of North Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those arising from truck accidents, is typically three years from the date of the accident. Time is of the essence in these cases. Evidence may fade, and witnesses' memories may become less reliable over time. By contacting our truck accident attorney in Durham as soon as possible, you increase the likelihood of building a strong case and maximizing your potential for recovery.

Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyer in Durham Today

At Wallace Pierce Law, we are here to advocate for your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. Our Durham truck accident attorneys understand that every case is unique, and that's why we tailor our strategies to meet your specific circumstances. Let us help you understand your rights, assess the merits of your case, and chart a course toward the compensation you deserve. Don't let the aftermath of a truck accident define your future—take proactive steps toward justice with Wallace Pierce Law by your side.

Contact Wallace Pierce Law today to get started with our Durham truck accident attorney.

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Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $1,900,000 Wrongful Death

    The at-fault driver failed to reduce speed and collided with our client's vehicle. Our client passed away shortly after the collision.

  • $900,000 Wrongful Death

    Our client was thrown from his motorcycle and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

  • $122,000 Car Accident

    Vehicle made a left-hand turn, failing to yield the right of way.

  • $104,000 Serious Injuries

    Client was a passenger in a vehicle that was driving through an intersection when another vehicle ran a stop sign and t-boned the vehicle our client was in.

  • $104,000 Severe Injury

    We were able to not only receive policy limits for our client but were able to negotiate her medical bills and liens to ensure that she was able to keep a good portion of the settlement.

  • $102,000 Serious Injuries

    Elderly client was a passenger in a vehicle that was t-boned in an intersection where a driver failed to yield the right of way.