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Tractor Trailer Causes Fatal Accident in Caldwell County

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What Happened

After a deadly accident caused by an overturned tractor trailer on Highway 321 in Caldwell County, North Carolina (NC) was briefly shut down. According to police the big rig overturned while it was headed south. While the truck slid on its side the trailer drifted into the northbound lane and smashed into two vehicles. A white box truck was forced into the guard rail with two people inside. The passenger was only injured and able to walk to the ambulance, but the driver was killed in the impact. The driver of the semi was also injured. The accident forced police to shut down the highway for hours. Police have launched an investigation to determine what caused the driver of the 18 wheeler to lose control.

Here is a news video about the tractor trailer accident in Caldwell County, NC.


The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

 

Accidents involving tractor trailers usually result in very serious injuries that can lead to missed time from work or even a permanent decrease in the victim’s quality of life. Fatigue is one of the most common causes of all trucking accidents. Because of this, there has been legislation put in place to protect commuters from fatigued big rig drivers. Despite such laws, truckers still negligently drive while tired.

It is crucial to obtain a North Carolina (NC) trucking injury attorney that has a complete understanding of state and federal regulations that apply to trucking companies. We are one the best truck accident lawyers in North Carolina (NC) and our lawyers have obtained millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. We previously represented a client who was riding in the car with a friend when they were rear ended by a tractor trailer; the collision caused both vehicles to catch on fire. Our client, a 25-year-old man, was trapped in the passenger vehicle and lost his life. The driver of the tractor trailer violated several safety rules from the Virginia CDL Manual. Our client was gainfully employed and voluntarily paid child support despite not being married to the child’s mother. Adding in the child support to health insurance benefits we were able to settle in favor our client with a sum of $3.5 million.

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If you or a member of your family has been injured in a crash involving or caused by a tractor-trailer or other large commercial truck, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options to file claims for compensation by downloading this free report.

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