Truck Accident Lawyer in Fayetteville
Have you been injured as a result of a truck accident?
Trucks carry all kinds of goods to various areas of North Carolina and the rest of the United States. Some of the items that are frequently transported include raw materials, tools, equipment and consumer goods that play large roles in Americans' lives. A truck's large size and weight makes it capable of causing devastating damage and injury when it is involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle. Truck accidents involving motorcycles, cars, pedestrians or bicyclists are typically catastrophic in nature. As your Fayetteville personal injury attorney, we can help you understand your available legal options to recover damages.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., we can provide you with the attention you deserve and the sound legal advice you need. We know that accidents of this magnitude will likely change your life. If you are suffering serious injuries or have lost a loved one to a truck accident, it is important to speak with a Fayetteville truck accident lawyer from our firm. Many truck drivers are very attentive and cautious drivers. That is not, however, true of every trucker. Common examples of negligence on the part of a truck driver or company include:
- Violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations
- Texting or making a phone call using a cellphone
- Drinking while intoxicated with drugs or alcohol
- Failing to perform maintenance, such as not replacing faulty breaks
- Reckless driving / speeding
- Fatigued driving / violating hours of service
- Distracted driving
Driving while under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs is the primary cause for truck crashes. Fatigued drivers who resort to using to stay awake may become disoriented. Other drugs can affect a truck driver's reaction time and are responsible for a high number of injuries and fatalities each year. For legal assistance handling a truck accident case, contact our Fayetteville personal injury lawyer today!