Gastonia Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a truck or tractor-trailer accident in Gastonia or greater Charlotte? If so, you might be looking for a Gastonia truck accident lawyer — and it may make sense to consult with an experienced North Carolina truck accident attorney at Riddle & Brantley.
For more than three decades, Riddle & Brantley attorneys have been fighting for justice for injured North Carolinians.
We have experience helping clients all over the state who have been injured in all kinds of accidents — including those in the Gastonia area who have been involved in major truck and tractor-trailer wrecks.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice — and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with a North Carolina truck accident lawyer experienced helping clients in the Gastonia area.
We will listen to you, advise you on your legal options, and if you decide to hire us, there is no attorney fee unless we win your case.
We will immediately begin our investigation into your truck accident which may include hiring an accident reconstructionist and a federal trucking safety regulations expert. We use these experts to prove our case in many truck accidents.
We strive to offer excellent client service, and our priority is to make your entire claim or lawsuit as easy and stress-free as possible for you.
For a FREE truck accident case review, call 1-800-525-7111.
You can also fill out the short form below if you prefer.
Justice for Gastonia
Gastonia, North Carolina is the second-largest satellite city of the Charlotte area, with a population of over 75,000. Gastonia is the 13th largest city in North Carolina. It is a three-time All American City and recipient of the U.S. Conference of Mayors top Livability Award. Gastonia is located minutes from West Charlotte and midway between Atlanta and North Carolina’s Research Triangle. I-85, US 74 and US 321 run through and around Gastonia, making Gastonia a magnet for the big rigs.
Riddle & Brantley law firm has been serving Gastonia as well as the surrounding area for many years. We are always ready to help injured people, and victims of large semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents are no exception.
“We’re proud to fight for injured North Carolinians across the state, including in Gastonia.” -Gene Riddle
With an entire team of attorneys, investigators, case managers and paralegals, we have the resources it takes to help get you the justice you deserve.
Factors Involved in Truck and Tractor-Trailer Accidents
According to The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) the following ten factors, ranked in order, can contribute to truck accidents:
- Brake problems
- Traffic flow interruption
- Prescription drug use
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Being unfamiliar with the roadway
- Roadway problems
- Any requirement to stop (crosswalk, traffic control device)
- Over-the-counter (OTC) drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
- Distracted driving
Our truck accident attorneys have experience handling cases in which many of these factors have played a role. Every accident is different, but we approach each case with the same commitment to thoroughness and justice.
Our experienced truck accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident and if someone else is liable, we’ll help build a strong case for maximum compensation.
Please call 800-525-7111 for a free consultation or fill out the form below.
There is no obligation, no upfront costs, and no attorney fees unless we win your case and recover financial compensation for you.
Comprehensive Truck Accident Investigation
An accident involving a semi-truck must be thoroughly investigated and a comprehensive investigation can be quite expensive. If we feel the case merits it, we will advance the money for the investigation.
The first thing we do in most cases is have our experts inspect the vehicle and download the data from the black box recorder. This step can be very important to prove negligent truck operation and/or maintenance.
We have investigators on staff with backgrounds in North Carolina law enforcement, and we will also hire outside experts when necessary.
In certain cases, we’ll bring in truck accident reconstructionists to further examine the crash scene and help determine liability.
Truck Accident Cases Are Complex
Truck accident cases can be complex, and you’ll probably want a truck accident lawyer with experience serving clients in the Gastonia area to assist you.
The number of potential parties responsible for your injuries make semi-truck accidents very complicated.
Sometimes the tractor hauling the trailer is owned by a different company. This means two separate companies are involved, where one company owns the tractor and the other owns the trailer.
Therefore, in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, you may be eligible to receive compensation from two separate insurance companies.
When deciding to hire a North Carolina truck accident attorney, there are a few steps to help your claim. The following are important things to do immediately after a truck accident:
- Call 911
- Seek immediate medical attention if needed.
- Take photos of the truck, your vehicle and the scene if you are able.
- Never give a statement to the insurance company without consulting an attorney
- Talk with the officer handling the accident and make sure you are honest as well as accurate. Remember, anything you say can be used against you.
- Gather all important documents and make a list of any damages. Get all medical bills and other documents related to the wreck. Be sure to document any issues affecting your life that are the result of your accident.
Finally, you may decide to consult with a truck accident lawyer.
An experienced truck accident attorney can review the details of your case and advise on your best legal options.
At Riddle & Brantley, our truck accident lawyers have experience helping clients in Gastonia and greater Charlotte for more than three decades.
You don’t have to go through this alone.
For a FREE consultation, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
As always, the consultation is free and there is no obligation. If you decide to hire us to represent you, there are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
Common Truck Accident Injuries
Due to the size, speed and weight of these vehicles, commercial truck and tractor-trailer accidents can also result in all types of serious and even life-threatening injuries.
The truck accident attorneys at Riddle& Brantley have experience handling all types of injuries including:
- Broken Bones
- Cuts and scrapes
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head injuries – including TBI traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Emotional trauma (such as PSTD)
- And more
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck or tractor-trailer accident in Gastonia or the surrounding area, please call us at 1-800-525-7111, or complete the online form below.
The consultation is always free, and we won’t get paid unless you are compensated.
Our truck accident lawyers with experience in Gastonia will be happy to review your case.
Riddle & Brantley Results
We can never know how a specific case will end, but Riddle & Brantley is proud of the results we have obtained for North Carolinians injured in serious truck and tractor-trailer accidents.
Some of our recent results include:
- $5,450,000 – Truck Accident: A family of four was killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their vehicle on busy I-95. After an investigation, it was determined that there was combined negligence by two truck drivers and a pavement marking company. After filing suit, the parties agreed to mediation where we obtained a total settlement of $5.45 million for the victims. Separate litigation against the pavement marking company remains pending.
- $2,000,000 – Truck Accident: Attorneys Gene Riddle and Jonathan Smith represented the sons of a woman who tragically succumbed to her injuries after being hit by an 18-wheel semi-truck. Riddle & Brantley hired experts to help establish liability and ultimately negotiated a $2,000,000 settlement with defense counsel.
- $750,000 – Truck Accident: Our client was a passenger in a vehicle when it was hit by a tractor-trailer. The accident left her with serious and permanent orthopedic injuries. Suit was filed in order to pursue fair compensation and the case was ultimately mediated, which resulted in a settlement of $750,000 for our client.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.
Injured in a truck or tractor-trailer accident?
If you have been injured in a truck accident in the Gastonia area as the result on someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice and may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.
We want to help if we can.
Give us a call at 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below for a FREE consultation with a truck accident lawyer experienced helping Gastonia-area clients.
Let us evaluate your situation and advise you on the best course of action.
We believe Justice Counts for you and your loved ones, and we’re committed to pursuing justice for the people of Gastonia and throughout North Carolina.
For a FREE consultation, please call 1-800-525-7111.
At Riddle & Brantley, we build trust by delivering results.
We would love to help you if we can.