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North Carolina trucking accident lawyers for victims of truck crashes in Raleigh, Goldsboro and throughout the state.

Woman Hit, Killed by Tractor-Trailer While Passing

Early Monday morning around 6:00 am, a woman was killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 55 near Mount Olive, North Carolina. A 37-year-old lady from Seven Springs was reported traveling westbound on U.S. 55 when her vehicle was hit head-on by a tractor-trailer. North Carolina Highway Patrol said that the driver of the 18-wheeler was attempting to pass a van and had a double solid line when he hit her. It was also said that it appeared that both drivers attempted to avoid the collision but turned in the same direction. The force of the wreck drove both vehicles off the highway and trapped Robinson’s car under the cab of the tractor-trailer. Determining When It is Safe to Pass Passing in the lane of oncoming traffic is common but not always safe and must be done cautiously. It becomes a danger because we as drivers don’t judge…
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Can Injured Truck Drivers Receive Compensation in North Carolina?

In addition to helping truck accident survivors and their families, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, LLP also help injured truck drivers. Our law firm has overseen workers’ compensation and third-party cases involving truck drivers who were injured on the job. You may have one or more options for compensation if you were injured in the course of your work as a commercial truck driver. Workers’ compensation: You may recover workers’ compensation benefits if you suffered an injury on the job. These benefits can pay for medical bills and some lost income. You may also be able to receive other benefits through the workers’ comp system. Although this blog is primarily discussing injuries, there are also benefits for family members of truck drivers who are killed on the job. Workers’ comp death benefits may cover future lost wages, funeral expenses and medical bills. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): You may…
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What Are Examples of Evidence in a Truck Accident Case?

Truck accidents may occur for a variety of different reasons, just like any motor vehicle accident. However, determining liability for a truck crash can be difficult because many different companies and people may share responsibility for a single vehicle. Negligence on part of the driver, commercial truck company, mechanic, shipping company and/or manufacturer may all contribute to a crash. Generally, the cause of the crash will determine the liable party or parties. Trucking company negligence and driver error are among the most common causes of truck accidents, but there may be many other contributing factors as well. Due to the complexity of this type of claim, it is crucial to contact an attorney for help immediately after you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident. Evidence in a truck accident must be preserved before it is altered or destroyed. If you file a truck accident claim,…
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