Charlotte Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury Attorney
CURTIS C. OSBORNE
NC, SC, GA, DC, MD
Family members of a person who dies in a wreck, collision, or accident can experience enormous grief, and they can also face challenges in paying for a mortgage, a car, college tuition, and other expenses that were previously paid by the person killed. People who survive catastrophic injuries (brain trauma, spinal cords issues, paralysis, broken bones, burns, disfigurement) usually find their lives dramatically altered. They face tremendous medical bills, and they are usually not able to work in the same capacity as they had before their injuries. Oftentimes, they never work again. Whoever is responsible for causing the wrongful death or catastrophic injury of a person should be held responsible to pay the related costs and other compensation for all of the related harms and losses that are caused. If a loved one has died or suffered catastrophic injuries because of an accident or other incident caused by someone else in Charlotte or beyond, a wrongful death attorney with experience in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases should be contacted. Curtis C. Osborne, of Osborne Law Firm, P.C., is available to answer all of your questions. Client Focused & Committed.
We are available to help you in the following practice areas:
- Wrongful Death
- Catastrophic Injuries
- 18 Wheeler Accidents / Semi Accidents
- Big Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
Tractor-trailer collisions come with an elevated risk that injuries will be fatal or catastrophic. In wrecks with 18 wheelers or semis, the law in North Carolina requires proof that the driver of the commercial truck failed to use reasonable care, which caused injury or death.
For example, an interstate tractor-trailer driver is required to abide by regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These regulations include the responsibility of the driver to follow hours of service rules and keep a logbook of the hours he or she has driven. This helps to prevent tractor-trailer drivers from becoming tired and fatigued, which can help avoid wrecks and unnecessary deaths and catastrophic injuries.
The employer of the driver of a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle can also be held responsible for hiring someone who should not have been driving a big truck or for not properly training or supervising the driver of a semi. Careless operators of big trucks who are unfit to drive should not be on our roads. The same basic principles also apply to pilots of airplanes via the Federal Aviation Administration regulations and operators of commercial trucks and buses. They too must take steps to avoid injuring or causing the death of others.
Has a family member or other loved one lost his or her life or suffered a catastrophic injury (brain trauma, spinal cords issues, paralysis, broken bones, burns, disfigurement) because of someone else? If so, you need to know what steps to take to protect that person or those who relied on him or her. Consult with an experienced and knowledgeable Charlotte wrongful death and catastrophic injury lawyer.Consult an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney in the Charlotte Area
Wrongful death lawyer Curtis C. Osborne, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, has over 20 years of experience working with families and individuals and their cases. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Contact Charlotte wrongful death attorney Curtis C. Osborne or the staff at Osborne Law Firm, P.C. at (877) 278-4800 or (704) 376-8012 or via the online form to set up a free consultation or free appointment. Osborne Law Firm, P.C. serves clients throughout the southeast, including Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; Atlanta, GA and other cities.
Client Focused & Committed.