Truck Accidents Attorneys Helping Injured Victims Recover
An assertive personal injury law firm committed to serving Mecklenburg County
Occupants of smaller vehicles are vulnerable to much larger, heavier commercial trucks on North Carolina’s roadways. Accidents involving tractor-trailers are usually catastrophic and often fatal. These wrecks are typically preventable if drivers and trucking corporations act responsibly. Yet, horrific accidents continue to occur in the region, resulting in victims’ injuries, disabilities and deaths.
Attorney Christopher May has assisted truck and auto accident victims in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County for over 15 years. We have the resources and knowledge to handle challenging accident cases involving complex legal concepts and complicated facts. Our staff works as a team to conduct thorough investigations and trial preparations. If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a truck accident, we compassionately support you as we aggressively advocate for your rights.
Retrieving evidence from the black box
Every commercial truck is equipped with an Electronic Control Module (ECM) that records important data about the period immediately before and during the crash. Referred to as the black box, the ECM is a valuable tool in reconstructing the accident and proving fault. One of the first actions we take in your case is to petition the court for access to this crucial information.
Negligent truck drivers put other NC motorists at risk
Truck drivers have a tremendous responsibility performing a job that requires training, coordination and concentration. Long hours, boredom and pressure from their supervisors can manifest in reckless conduct that puts you at risk, such as:
During our investigation, we may discover that one or several of these factors played a role in your accident. In addition, a corporation may have pushed the driver to speed, forgo sleep or take stimulants to make a delivery on time.
Liability of tractor-trailer corporations
During our case evaluation, our Mecklenburg county auto accident attorney considers the actions of the corporation that contributed to your accident, including:
- Poor maintenance on the tractor or trailer
- Improper loading that allows a haul to shift during transport
- A corporate culture that employs inexperienced drivers or pressures drivers to violate trucking regulations