Large Commercial Truck Wrecks
If you have been seriously injured in a wreck a large commercial truck, such as a dump truck, moving truck, construction truck, tow truck, garbage truck, delivery truck, tanker truck, box truck, or other large truck, make sure you contact a commercial truck collision attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases. If a friend, family member, or other loved one has been killed by commercial truck or other big truck, you should know all of the rights of the victim’s family members to recover for medical care, lost wages, and other benefits the victim would have earned, as well as the other harms and losses suffered by the victim’s family. At Osborne Law Firm, P.C., wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury attorney Curtis C. Osborne is here to explain your options.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported 4,311 fatalities resulting from commercial truck wrecks in 2015, an alarming 8% jump from 2014. Most large truck fatalities occur on weekday nights, between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am, and 60% of these fatal crashes occur on rural roads, with 25% occurring on the highway.
In North Carolina, large truck drivers are required to use reasonable care when operating large commercial trucks in order to avoid causing injury or death to others on the road. Large truck drivers are also required to abide by the regulations set forth by the FMCSA. These requirements include the responsibility of the driver to follow hours of service rules, keep a logbook of the hours he or she drives, and get sufficient rest and sleep.
Serious Commercial Truck wrecks often involve death or:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Severe Burns and Scarring
- Permanent Disfigurement
Common causes of commercial truck collisions include improper turns, driver fatigue, speeding, alcohol and other drug use, failure to check blind spots, following too closely, distracted driving, improper truck maintenance, and inadequate or improper driver training. Some examples of commercial truck collisions include head-on collisions, jackknife accidents, rollovers, sideswipes, underride wrecks, improper maneuvers or turns, tire blowouts, and cargo shifts or spills. As a knowledgeable large truck wreck lawyer based in the Charlotte area, Curtis C. Osborne can help victims who have been hurt in any of these types of accidents.Take Action Following a Commercial Truck Collision
Large commercial truck collisions create devastation for victims and the family members of those catastrophically injured and killed. Mortgage or rent payments and other expenses that had been paid a victim of a commercial truck collision can leave victims and their families unsure of where to turn for help and answers. Compensation can be recovered for hospital and other care, past and future lost wages and other benefits, the services, protection and care that had been provided by the victim. You can also recover for the companionship, comfort, guidance and advice of the deceased family member.
Commercial truck collisions can be the fault of multiple parties, and all of the at-fault parties are not always obvious. It is important to contact an attorney who is experienced in litigating these types of cases. Get someone on your side who has the best interests of you and your family at heart.
With over 20 years of experience, Charlotte commercial truck collision lawyer Curtis C. Osborne, of Osborne Law Firm, P.C., works hard for victims and their families after a large truck wreck has left them in a difficult situation, with many questions. We will answer all of your questions, and we are dedicated and committed to serving you and your family members when a catastrophic injury or death has been caused by a large commercial truck collision.Free Consultation with a Commercial Truck Wreck Attorney in Charlotte
Curtis C. Osborne is a commercial truck wreck attorney who has over 20 years of experience representing commercial truck wreck victims and their families in both state and federal courts. He is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Contact us at (877) 278-4800 or (704) 376-8012 to schedule a free consultation. Osborne Law Firm, P.C., represents victims and their families for matters throughout the Southeast, including Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Greensboro, NC; Wilmington, NC; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Macon, GA; Columbus, GA; and Savannah, GA. Talk to a wrongful death and catastrophic injury lawyer at our firm today.
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