Whether on I-40, I-440, I-85, I-95 or any other road or highway in North Carolina, the number of large trucks traveling on North Carolina highways is increasing each and every year. Because trucking companies and truck drivers are motivated by profit, safety often suffers and innocent drivers and their families all too often suffer the consequences. This is true for any truck accident or tractor-trailer crash involving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, logging truck or even the neighborhood garbage truck.
Despite state and federal rules, truck drivers in North Carolina often drive too many hours without the proper amount of sleep. To get around these regulations, some truck drivers falsify travel logs and fail to properly maintain their trucks and trailers.
The accident lawyers at White & Stradley help injury victims and families in North Carolina deal with the painful consequences of serious and fatal truck accident on roads and highways in North Carolina. Our main office is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and we represent clients in communities such as Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville and more.
Semi truck and tractor trailer accident cases present unique issues not associated with a typical car crash or motor vehicle accident. These differences include:
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations - federal regulations and safe operating requirements for commercial truck drivers, common carriers, vehicles, and vehicle equipment in North Carolina
- Hazardous Materials Regulations - federal regulations and safe operating requirements for the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials, proper packaging, employee training, hazard communication, and operational requirements for commercial truck driver in North Carolina
- Hours-of-service - federal regulations regarding driver alertness and fatigue-related incidents
- Corporate liability - negligent hiring, supervision, and truck maintenance claims
Our truck accident attorneys understand the legal and practical problems associated with semi-truck accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, logging truck accidents and 18-wheeler crashes in North Carolina. For further information about a truck accident or fatality in North Carolina, please call White & Stradley, PLLC, for a free consultation at 888-666-2446.