Safely driving a semi-truck requires experience, caution and truck drivers must be in full control of their faculties. When either of these doesn’t occur, accidents can occur and the consequences can be devastating.
Were you or a loved one severely injured in a trucking accident? The driver who injured you may even have a history of illegal dangerous or reckless driving; which may be similar to or could have predicted the truck driver’s actions that led to your accidents.
The attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices may be able to help you receive compensation for your medical costs, loss of income, and your pain and suffering. Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients in trucking accident cases, and have helped them obtain considerable settlement awards. We may be able to do the same for you. For a free consultation, call us at (877) 333-1000 or contact us online today.
Truckers with a History of Reckless Driving
In the state of North Carolina, it is illegal to drive recklessly. Reckless driving is when a person on a highway or other public vehicular area either drives:
- Carelessly or heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights and safety of others;
- Or without expected caution and circumspection and in the manner or speed that is likely to (or does) harm others and/or property
Reckless driving in North Carolina is a Class 2 misdemeanor. If a person is found guilty of reckless driving, they face a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to 60 days of court-mandated community service or imprisonment.
Being convicted of reckless driving prevents someone from obtaining a commercial drivers license (CDL). Trucking companies conduct background checks, and a part of these background checks is a review of a truck driver applicant’s driving record and criminal history. A history of reckless driving should, and sometimes does, preclude a truck driver from employment at a trucking company. But if a trucking company hires a truck driver who they know has a history of reckless driving, and that truck driver goes on to injure someone in a trucking accident due to reckless driving, then that is solid evidence that the trucking company may also be liable to compensate the injured party.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
In addition to reckless driving, there are a number of other reasons why truck accidents happen, from actions truck drivers may or may not have taken to issues with the truck itself. If a truck driver’s reckless driving is combined with other risky actions, then the risk of them causing a serious accident and severe bodily harm is increased. Some other causes of trucking accidents include:
- Truck driver inexperience
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driver fatigue
- Mechanical problems
- Adverse weather conditions
- Oversized Trailer Load
- Phone use or other distractions while driving
Why You Need a Lawyer
The trucking industry is very complex. The industry and truck drivers are governed by specific commercial vehicle laws and regulations. So, securing compensation for your injuries after being involved in a trucking accident is difficult. An attorney with the experience handling these types of cases can navigate these complex regulations and help you get the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices are keenly experienced in reckless driving trucking accidents, and are prepared to go up against the trucker and their employer responsible for your injuries.
Why Choose the Lawyers at DeMayo Law Offices?
DeMayo Law Offices has been representing people injured in personal injury accidents for nearly 30 years. We’ve always believed in being a firm that anyone who has suffered in an accident or incident can depend on. We are available 24/7 for our clients and fight hard to get them the justice and compensation they’re entitled to. The attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices have experience handling all types of personal injury cases, and our results show how hard we work for our clients.
At DeMayo Law Offices, we believe that the financial costs should not be a barrier to excellent representation. This is why we offer a free consultation to review your case and operate on a contingency-fee basis. This means that after everything you have gone through following your accident, you don’t have to worry about paying us until we win your case. So you know we’ll work hard on your behalf.
We also believe in not only extending compassion to our clients, but also serving our community. DeMayo Law Offices has been a part of a number of community service projects, including toy and food drives. We also provide annual college scholarships to teenagers embarking on their college education journeys.
Our Results in Trucking Accident Cases
We’ve shown thousands of clients how hard we can work for them and helped secure them nearly $1 billion in compensation. Several of our clients who have been injured in trucking accidents have received:
- $3 million after they sustained severe head and leg injuries when they were struck by a truck while waiting next to their vehicle
- Almost $2 million after they suffered bodily harm when they collided with a tractor-trailer after the driver made a dangerous turn; and,
- $1.5 million to the family after their loved one was killed in a collision when a garbage truck driver ran a red light
We’ve helped many other clients like the clients above and been successful in helping them obtain substantial compensation. Of course, just because we’ve helped others receive compensation for their injuries, doesn’t mean we can obtain compensation for every single client. Every case is different. We review every case and work hard to secure compensation based on the facts of each case. But our proven track record shows that we have the experience in handling trucking accident cases and getting great outcomes for our clients.
Call DeMayo Law Offices Today
The attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices are ready to fight for you. If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, contact us at (877) 333-1000 today. Our attorneys have experience handling trucking accident cases throughout the North and South Carolina region. Together, we have over 150 years of experience helping people, like you, receive the justice they deserve. Call us today for your free consultation, or give us your information online for one of our dedicated staff to get back to you. We’re here for you in your time of need.