North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer
In 2019, the North Carolina DMV reported over 4,000 tractor trailer accidents causing 1,109 injuries. In many cases, the injuries suffered from a truck accident can be life-changing. These trucks can weigh anywhere from 35,000 to 80,000 pounds, which means truck accidents often lead to debilitating injuries.
I-95, I-40 and I-85 are just a few of the heavily traveled highways in North Carolina. Unfortunately, accidents occur frequently on these busy roads and many of these accidents involve heavy trucks and tractor-trailers.
Have you or a loved one been severely injured in a truck accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Riddle and Brantley today at 1-800-525-7111 to speak with an experienced North Carolina truck accident attorney to find out how we can help.
The consultation is free. There are no upfront costs and there is no obligation. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees.
Justice Counts. Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your North Carolina car accident case.
We proudly serve truck accident victims throughout the entire state of North Carolina. Our truck accident lawyers frequently handle cases in:
- High Point
- New Bern
We can consult with you by phone, email, text and even video conference, and we can also come to you directly if you prefer. However, no in-person meeting is required to get started on your truck accident case.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced North Carolina truck accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim. We will advise you on your case, help determine your best legal path for seeking compensation, and if you decide to hire us, fight tirelessly for your right to justice.
For truck accident injuries suffered while on the job, our workers’ comp attorneys can help with those claims, as well. We also have disability attorneys on staff to assist with claims and appeals when truck accidents result in long-term disability.
Justice for Truck Accident Victims in North Carolina
Our firm has handled various types of trucking accidents, including cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. Throughout more than three decades of practice, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for truck accident victims (see disclaimer below).
For example, in 2020, attorneys Kurt Dixon and Gene Riddle settled a tractor-trailer accident wrongful death claim for $9,450,000 in total compensation. The accident occurred when a pavement company’s mistakes resulted in traffic congestion. This back-up lead to a tanker truck slamming into our clients’ vehicle, killing all four occupants.
Our legal team worked tirelessly on this case to ensure that both the pavement company and defendant driver were held responsible. Although no amount of compensation can ever fully address the loss of a loved one, we are proud to provide some form of justice for our clients.
“It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first.”
–R. Colley, Riddle & Brantley client
Other recent wins by our North Carolina truck accident lawyers include:
- $2,250,000 — Attorney Gene Riddle recovered $2.25 million in total compensation on behalf of the family of a young woman who was tragically killed when she was hit by a truck head-on. The truck had crossed the center line and was the driver was determined to be at fault in the crash. Gene knew the family personally and fought aggressively for justice in the case.
- $1,800,000 — We secured $1.8 million for the victim of a truck accident. Our client was on the job when he was hit by another truck. He eventually lost his left leg below the knee as a result of the accident. Attorney Gene Riddle ultimately secured compensation in separate settlements with the workers’ comp carrier and the truck insurance company.
- $2,000,000 — Attorney Gene Riddle fought on behalf of a trust and two surviving sons when an elderly woman was killed by an 18-wheeler in a terrible crash. She eventually succumbed to her injuries, and we brought in an outside expert to help prove liability. Ultimately attorney Riddle was able to secure $2 million in total compensation for the victim’s family.
*** 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.
Investigating Truck Accidents
As demonstrated in the cases above, truck accidents can be extremely complex and often involve multiple liable parties and a tremendous amount of evidence. Our North Carolina truck accident attorneys work diligently to find all possible insurance coverage. We want to ensure that our clients get adequate recovery for their damages.
Liable truck accident parties could include:
- the truck driver
- the truck driver’s employer
- the trucking company
- the owner of the trailer
- the manufacturer of the truck
- the loading company
- the manufacturer of truck parts
In most certain cases, trucking companies will involve their legal team right after the accident occurs. Insurance companies might even hire an accident reconstructionist at the outset of the investigation. As for-profit businesses, insurance companies commonly strategize to diminish your claim and compensate you as little as possible.
Therefore, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer to discuss your legal options. Once you sign with our firm, we will immediately begin investigating your case.
If needed, our truck accident attorneys can even hire experts like accident reconstructionists and federal trucking safety experts to help strengthen your claim.
We even have a team of retired law enforcement officers who can gather important evidence from the crash site including:
- Tractor-trailer black box data
- Eyewitness testimony
- Cell phone records
- Video footage, including security camera and dash cam footage
- Driver logbooks
- Photos of the crash site
- Other forms of crash data
“They turned a heartbreaking situation completely around.”
–Tonya Taylor, Riddle & Brantley client
Award-Winning Truck Accident Attorneys in North Carolina
In more than three decades serving the people of North Carolina, our attorneys have been recognized for their experience and results, earning recognition from such prestigious organizations (see disclaimer below) as:
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Super Lawyers
- The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Attorney Gene Riddle was also recognized with the 2014 Litigator Award, and he and attorney Adam Smith maintain AV Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell. These are the highest ratings for practicing attorneys issued by the organization.
Proving Negligence in North Carolina Truck Accidents
Under North Carolina law, in order to recovery for personal injury damages, the claimant can’t be even partially negligent.
This law of “contributory negligence” means that a claimant cannot recover if their own negligence contributed to the accident. Even if our client is deemed to be 1% at fault for the accident, the claim might be barred.
For this reason, it is extremely important that an experienced truck accident lawyer evaluate your claim.
In hundreds of cases, our investigative team has successfully proven certain clients did not contribute to the accident. While every case is different, we try our best to get justice for our clients.
Consulting one of our truck accident attorneys can provide you and your loved ones with more clarity on your case.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced North Carolina truck accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs and we don’t get paid unless we win your truck accident case and you receive compensation.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim. You deserve justice and you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t gamble with a potential settlement. Let us help however we can.
“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”
–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
Seeking Justice for Truck Accident Victims
Our truck accident lawyers understand how debilitating injuries from a truck accident can be.
Riddle and Brantley’s main priority is to help our clients recover from their accidents. We want you and your loved ones to focus on treating your injuries and getting better. Let us handle the stress of dealing with the insurance companies.
When you hire one of our truck accident attorneys to handle your claim, you also get a devoted team of investigators, paralegals and case managers dedicated to your success.
“What can a truck accident lawyer do for me?”
Truck accident claims can be complicated.
Our truck accident lawyers can handle all aspects of your North Carolina truck accident case, including but not limited to:
- Crash scene investigation
- Accident reconstruction
- Identifying and interviewing witnesses
- Obtaining the official accident report
- Referring you to trusted medical providers
- Preparing you for statements to the insurance company
- Negotiating with the insurance company
- Obtaining all your medical bills and records
- Preparing a demand package for the insurance company
- Negotiating with defense counsel
- Obtaining a comprehensive life care plan
- Identifying all potentially liable parties
- Securing evidence like black box data and video footage
- Identifying and preserving crash scene evidence
- Filing a lawsuit
- Representing you in jury selection
- Representing you at trial
- Representing you in mediation and/or arbitration
- Conducting depositions
- Setting up trusts and guardianships
If you’ve been in a truck accident, don’t wait to contact us. The longer you wait, the harder it may be to prove liability and win your case.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced truck accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.
Justice Counts for those injured due to others’ negligence in truck accidents and we would love to help you get the justice you deserve if we can.
“They made a hard time in my life easier to endure.”
–Melissa C., Riddle & Brantley client
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the Litigator Award, and other memberships, awards, and accolades, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.