How Did Three 18 Wheelers Crash into Each Other?
WTVD-TV reported on an 18-wheeler crash involving three trucks that happened in Orange County near the exit for a weigh station. North Carolina Highway Patrol is not sure how the three trucks ended up colliding. One of the truck drivers was injured in the wreck and had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Several lanes of I-85 and I-40 were blocked while authorities investigated and cleared the accident scene. As of this writing, NCHP was still investigating the incident.
Should I Talk to a Trucking Company After an 18-Wheeler Crash?
Trucking companies and their insurance providers handle the aftermath of truck crashes all the time. They often have representatives at the accident scene before police have completed and filed the accident report. In addition, trucking company insurance representatives may attempt to approach victims while they are receiving medical treatment at the accident site or in the hospital.
Truck accident victims and their families should not speak to truck companies or their insurance representatives following the crash unless they first talk to a personal injury lawyer. Truck companies and their insurers can work against the best interests of victims and their families. Therefore, it is important for truck crash victims and their families to speak with a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can analyze a victim’s situation, tell them whether they have a case, answer their questions and explain their options.
In the following video, Raleigh truck accident attorney Gene Riddle discusses how truckers and trucking companies sometimes push the limits of safety while operating 18 wheelers.