Lower Safety Standards Can Be Fatal
North Carolina has more log trucks than any other state in the nation. These trucks are the cause of hundreds of serious accidents, in which the other driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian invariably gets the worst of it.
Logging trucks are heavy-duty and fortified with heavy steel uprights to hold the logs in place. Typically, the logs hang off the end of the carrier. The trucks speed down narrow roads with their trailers swinging to left and right. Not every truck is loaded in a balanced way and not every driver is properly trained, adequately rested and sober.
Because of the relative weight of a log truck and a passenger car, motorists tend to be injured very seriously. When an accident occurs, you need an attorney experienced in log and aggregate truck accidents to investigate and establish what happened. Most trucks are equipped with “black boxes” and GPS systems that track information on where the vehicle has been. Our investigators and accident reconstruction experts are among the best in the state.
Accidents Involving Log Trucks • Coal Trucks • Gravel Haulers
Log truck accident claims are different from ordinary car accident claims. They must be handled in a manner laid out in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and in specific requirements for log and other kinds of trucks.
Serious injuries from logging truck accidents often result in wage loss. If you are out of work for over 12 months, you may need a lawyer experienced in Social Security Disability (SSD) in addition to personal injury law.
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