When you contact us or visit Edwards & Edwards at our Greenville offices, an experienced truck accident lawyer will take all the time needed to explain the legal ramifications of your truck accident case. We will also discuss whether you can pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the driver of the truck, another vehicle's driver, or any other parties involved. If you've been in a truck accident in or around North Carolina, guidance from a semi truck accident lawyer with the relevant experience can be crucial to the outcome of your case.
We know that a truck accident can be completely unexpected. Typical truck accident scenarios are as follows (these are NHTSA data):
- 61 percent of fatal accidents in which a large truck is involved happened in a rural area
- 67 percent of such crashes occurred during daylight hours
- 83 percent of all large truck crashes with a fatality involved multiple vehicles (i.e., the truck and one or more other vehicles)
However, since a large truck was involved in one out of eight traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2005, there are many different truck accident scenarios that could give rise to litigation. At Edwards & Edwards, we have the experience to represent victims in Greenville and across North Carolina who have been involved in any type of trucking accident. Each attorney from our firm is quite familiar with the legal options and strategies that can be pursued on behalf of truck accident victims.
The NHTSA also notes that in 74 percent of the injuries in truck accidents in the United States are inflicted on the occupant of the other vehicle (15 percent of the time, it's the truck's driver or a truck passenger). And of truck accident fatalities, 76 percent are the other vehicle's occupants (driver or passengers). Clearly, the consequences of being in a collision with a large truck can be devastating. If it happens to you, contact Greenville area truck accident lawyer Joseph T. Edwards or attorney Sharron R. Edwards — they're prepared to fight for your legal rights.