Were you hurt in a truck accident in Conway? If so, the Conway 18-wheeler accident lawyers of Evans Moore, LLC are ready to fight for you.
Large commercial trucks like tractor-trailers, big rigs, or eighteen-wheelers are an essential part of our economy, but on the road, they can cause serious bodily injury or even death in the event of an accident. Some commercial trucks can weigh up to 20 times as much as a passenger vehicle. Worse, in an effort to maximize profits and meet deadlines, some truckers ignore federal and state regulations that are put in place to protect others on the road. Statistics show that accident victims are more likely to be killed by commercial trucks than passenger vehicles due to the high risks in the trucking industry. As such, commercial truck drivers must go through special training and safety regulation courses to obtain truck driving licenses. The unique risks associated with large trucks create a much trickier situation than a normal car accident, and the lawyers at Evans Moore, LLC are well versed in how to handle these types of situations.
When you’re involved in an accident with a large commercial truck, more than one party may be liable. Truck accidents can be complex because some drivers are independent contractors while others are employees of a trucking company. In that case, both the trucker and the company may be liable for your injuries. The trucking industry also employees cargo loaders and truck mechanics, which may further complicate cases. It is often difficult to identify the appropriate party to name in your truck accident claim. The attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC can assist you in investigating and finding the at-fault party, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (843) 995-5000 to schedule your free consultation.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Apart from the difficulty in identifying the at-fault party in truck accidents, negotiations surrounding compensation may include multiple parties. Negotiating with one party is difficult enough, and the stakes get higher when the trucking companies and their insurance companies are involved. Fortunately, you will have a legal team at Evans Moore, LLC that will negotiate with multiple insurance carriers to maximize your settlement.
Truck drivers must follow strict standards from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration when operating large commercial trucks. Attorneys that are not thoroughly experienced with these standards, regulations, and requirements will be unable to determine what regulations were violated. Moreover, many truck accident claims may be settled outside of court and negotiated with insurance carriers through a mediation or arbitration process. If your lawyer is unaware of all the regulations that may have been violated, your compensation may be less than you what you are owed. The legal team at Evans Moore, LLC will know how to determine if any regulations were violated in your accident and how to hold the liable parties accountable.
Why Choose Evans Moore, LLC?
The attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC will fight to protect your interests in a truck accident claim. You may be entitled compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering from physical and emotional trauma. However, the legal claim process for truck accidents can be daunting if you attempt to take on insurance carriers alone. Our legal team possesses the experience and resources to help take on insurance carriers and obtain a fair settlement for your claim. Our exceptional advocacy has allowed our firm to obtain over $100 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We have also been presented with numerous awards, including the 10 Best Attorneys in 2017 for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Scott C. Evans and James B. Moore III work on every single truck accident case that comes through the door, and will personally help maximize your compensation.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our experienced legal team handles a variety of truck accident types. Truck accidents may involve multiple at-fault parties due to truck driver errors or defects in the trucks themselves. Multiple liable parties will introduce multiple insurance carriers to your claim, which may complicate the legal process. Therefore, you will need an experienced legal team that you trust to handle your case. At Evans Moore, LLC, we have the experience that you need.
The following are some of the types of truck accidents cases our firm handles:
- Drunk Driving: Truck drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% are legally impaired and will be charged with driving under the influence. Impaired drivers bring another level of danger when operating these massive commercial trucks.
- Mechanical Defect or Malfunction: Manufacturers are strictly liable for any mechanical defects or malfunctions in their vehicles. Manufacturers, at times, recall defects in their trucks. Unfortunately, these recalls sometimes occur after accidents have already happened. Manufacturer defect cases are typically limited to the manufacturer’s insurance and not the driver’s insurance.
- Employer Negligence or Liability: Due to state and federal regulations, employers are held to high standards in trucking companies. Employers must make sure their employees go through proper training and that all their vehicles are properly maintained to reduce the risk of truck accidents.
- Truck Driver Error: Every motorist, at one point or another, commits errors; but truck driver errors have far more serious consequences for other motorists on the road.
- No-Zone Accidents: Accidents occur when motorists drive near truck “no-zones.” These zones the blind spots that are created by the truck’s enormous size. A truck driver must be especially careful of the surrounding vehicles on the road.
Regardless of the type of truck accident, Evans Moore, LLC has the legal team and resources to diligently and effectively fight for your interests.
Your injuries and financial losses are our biggest concern after a truck accident. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident with a large truck, do not attempt to take on multiple insurance companies alone. Our experienced attorneys are ready to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Regardless of the type of truck accident, Evans Moore, LLC will assist you with your claim.
Please call (843) 995-5000 right away if you need help with your truck accident claim. Remember, at Evans Moore, LLC, we will work tirelessly on your behalf. Contact a knowledgeable Conway personal injury attorney today to schedule your free consultation.