Truck Accident FAQs
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At Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., our dedicated personal injury lawyers have years of experience helping our North Carolina neighbors get back on their feet after severe injury accidents.

Many of the cases we handle are truck accidents that leave victims with devastating injuries and life-changing financial consequences.

Common Questions About Truck Accident Lawsuits

Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about truck accidents and truck accident lawsuits in North Carolina. For individual answers to your specific questions, contact Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., for a free consultation about your situation.

How Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?

Every truck accident case is different, so there is no “average” value. Factors that can affect the value of your case include the severity of your injuries, how long your injuries take to heal, and how much income you lose due to the accident.

How Is Fault Determined in a Truck Accident?

Police officers, insurance adjusters, and other investigators use evidence to determine who they believe was at fault in a truck accident. Photos of the accident scene, video footage from dashcams, and eyewitness statements can all play a role. However, the courts ultimately determine fault for a truck accident. 

Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Unlike some car accidents, typically multiple liable parties are involved in a truck accident. In addition to the truck driver, liable parties may include other drivers, trucking companies, truck repair facilities, cargo loading teams, and others.

How Long Does a Truck Accident Lawsuit Take?

The more complex a truck accident is, the longer a lawsuit may take. In relatively straightforward cases, a lawsuit may be resolved within just a few months. In more complicated cases, it could take several years to resolve.

Is There a Deadline for Filing a Trucking Accident Lawsuit?

Yes. Under North Carolina law, all personal injury lawsuits, including truck accident lawsuits, must be filed within three years of the date of injury. If you wait to file until after the three-year deadline expires, the court will likely dismiss your case.

 What Are Common Truck Accident Injuries?

Large trucks can do a lot of damage in a traffic collision. Truck accident victims commonly sustain severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, burns, and even wrongful death. 

What Are the Main Causes of Truck Accidents?

Many truck accidents are due to driver negligence, such as distracted driving, drowsy driving, or speeding. However, some truck accidents result from other types of negligence, such as improper maintenance or negligent cargo loading and tie-downs.

What Types of Trucks Can Be Involved in an Accident?

Any type of truck can be involved in an accident if the driver or owner of the truck is negligent. Common types of trucks involved in North Carolina traffic accidents include box trucks, tractor-trailers, cement trucks, garbage trucks, logging trucks, and tankers.

Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers for Help Getting Compensation

If you’ve been injured in a North Carolina truck accident, don’t hesitate to contact us for help. We can review your situation at no cost in a free initial consultation. You won’t owe us a cent unless and until we recover compensation for your losses.

Ralph Meekins

A native North Carolinian and a fourth-generation lawyer, Ralph W. Meekins literally had the desire to help those who are not able to help themselves as well as to be a practical life adviser to people in his blood.