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Greenville Truck Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured in a truck or tractor-trailer accident?

You may be looking for an injury lawyer, and the Greenville truck accident lawyers at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

Greenville semi truck accident lawyerSize, weight, and speed mean that truck accidents — especially those involving tractor-trailers — can result in devastating damage and life-altering injuries.

If you’ve been hurt in a large truck crash caused by truck driver negligence, you deserve justice — and you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

The Greenville injury lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have more than 220+ years of combined experience representing clients throughout North Carolina, including Greenville.

We have convenient offices in Greenville*, Goldsboro, Kinston*, Jacksonville, and Raleigh, and can even come to you if you prefer (*these locations by appointment only).

Reach out to Riddle & Brantley for guidance on a wide range of commercial truck accident lawsuits.

We will review your case and advise you on your legal options.

There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win your truck accident case and you receive financial compensation.

Justice for Truck Accident Victims in Greenville

Several busy highways converge in and around Greenville and truck accidents are unfortunately common. Tractor-trailers follow routes on US-264, US-13, NC-33 and NC-43.

3,797 crashes in Greenville resulted in injury in 2018, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and many of these involved trucks and tractor-trailers.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident or tractor-trailer wreck in Greenville or surrounding North Carolina, please call the truck accident attorneys at Riddle & Brantley.

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“All North Carolinians deserve justice and we’re proud to serve victims of truck accidents in Greenville.” -Gene Riddle

Types of Tractor Trailer Accidents

Not all tractor-trailer accidents are the same and they occur under many different circumstances. Many factors can combine to cause a tractor-trailer crash, from collisions between two vehicles to multi-car pileups.

It can be helpful to understand the nature of these accidents. This is especially true if you are considering a personal injury lawsuit following a tractor-trailer collision. This information may provide insight into how it occurred and who was at fault.

Some of the most common types of tractor-trailer accidents include the following:

  • Rear-end collisions. One of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents, the rear-end collision, occurs when the front end of a commercial truck strikes the rear of a car in front of them. These accidents can happen due to distraction, impairment, or the failure to leave enough room to come to a complete stop at an intersection.
  • Underride accidents. An underride accident is unique to tractor-trailers. This type of collision occurs when a smaller passenger vehicle becomes trapped beneath the trailer while driving.
  • Jackknife accidents. A jackknife accident involves a tractor-trailer that loses control, turns sideways, and folds inward. Jackknifing trucks can strike cars across multiple lanes of traffic.
  • Overloaded trucks. There are strict regulations related to how heavy commercial trucks are. Overloaded trucks are more difficult to maneuver and require significant space to come to a complete stop. They are also likely to cause more damage when they collide with passenger vehicles.
  • Spilled cargo. Some truck accidents do not involve a direct collision with the tractor-trailer itself. When boxes or other objects fall from a moving truck, they could hit vehicles behind it. In addition, a driver could swerve to avoid the objects on the road and hit another car.
  • Headon Collisions. This is arguably the most severe accident. The impact of this type of collision can be extreme, especially when both drivers are traveling at high speeds.

Each of these accidents has the potential to cause serious bodily injuries. If you were hurt in a tractor-trailer crash, it is essential to consider your legal options. Our team of attorneys is here to assist you with that process.

Common Truck Accident Injuries 

Injuries caused by truck and tractor-trailer accidents can be severe and even life-threatening. Our attorneys have experience handling truck accident cases involving all kinds of injuries, including:

  • Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Neck injuries
  • Head injuries (including traumatic brain injuries)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Burns
  • Loss of limbs and amputations
  • Wrongful death
  • And more

In certain situations, an emotional injury like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may also be considered in a truck accident claim.

If you’ve suffered any of these injuries as a result of a truck accident and believe someone else is responsible, call us for a FREE consultation.

The consultation is free and there are no attorney fees unless we win your case.

Our team of attorneys is experienced in helping clients in Greenville and throughout North Carolina and we would love to help if we can.

Results for Victims of Truck and Tractor-Trailer Accidents

We’re proud of the results we’ve obtained for deserving victims of truck crashes throughout the state. While every case is different and there is no guaranteed outcome of any claim or lawsuit, we invite you to consider our record of successful settlements and judgments:

  • $5.45 Million | Tractor-Trailer Accident & Wrongful Death — In one of the most heartbreaking cases our attorneys have ever handled, a family of four was killed when hit by a large tractor-trailer on a busy NC highway. We organized a comprehensive accident investigation and promptly filed a lawsuit. The case was settled before trial through mediation, for a total settlement of $5,450,000 in compensation for surviving relatives.
  • $2 Million | Truck Accident — Attorney Jonathan Smith, assisted by managing partner Gene Riddle, successfully secured a $2 million total settlement for the surviving sons of a woman who was ultimately killed by an 18-wheeler. Riddle & Brantley brought in outside experts to help determine liability in the case prior to mediation.
  • $1.25 Million | Tractor-Trailer Accident — When a 75-year-old client was seriously injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer, attorneys Gene Riddle and Adam Smith jumped into action. We attended 14 sessions of traffic court to ensure the truck driver was found guilty of traffic charges and ultimately negotiated a large settlement with three separate insurance carriers.

*** 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.

What can a Greenville truck accident lawyer do for you?

Accidents happen in an instant, but the consequences can last a lifetime.

You deserve an advocate who will fight tirelessly for justice.

Riddle & Brantley’s injury attorneys understand what you’re going through and can help manage your entire claim or lawsuit from beginning to end.

Our services may include:

  • Identifying and interviewing witnesses
  • Coordinating with law enforcement and obtaining the official police report
  • Organizing a thorough crash scene investigation
  • Communicating with the trucking company on your behalf
  • Hiring expert witnesses like accident reconstructionists
  • Conducting depositions
  • Preparing and submitting your injury claim
  • Calculating damages
  • Connecting you with appropriate medical care
  • Helping set up affordable payment plans for medical bills
  • Filing court documents and legal briefs
  • Filing a lawsuit
  • Litigation
  • Negotiating with defense counsel
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Trial
  • Setting up trusts or guardianships for long-term care

Your truck accident lawyer will also be assisted by an entire staff of investigators, case managers, and paralegals dedicated to your success.

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Our #1 goal is to get you the justice you deserve and make the entire process as easy and stress-free as possible for you and your loved ones.

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You don’t have to go through this alone.

A Riddle & Brantley truck accident attorney will listen to you, advise you on your legal options, and if you decide to hire us, fight tirelessly for justice for you.

We say Justice Counts and believe ALL North Carolinians deserve justice and compensation for injuries suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence.

The consultation is free and you won’t pay a dime unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Truck and tractor-trailer accidents can be devastating, but we’re here for you.