Statesville Truck Accident Attorneys
Helping Truck Crash Victims in Iredell County
If you or someone you love was involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, truck accident claims are notoriously complex, and insurance companies are known for fighting tooth and nail to deny or undervalue them.
That is why you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side.
At Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., we have been serving the legal needs of individuals and families throughout Iredell County and the surrounding areas since 1973. Our Statesville truck accident lawyers have a proven track record of success in even the most challenging cases.
We know how to navigate the legal system and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. When you choose our firm, you can be confident that you are getting the skilled and dedicated representation you deserve.
- $9.85 million: Truck accident resulting in the death of a 60-year-old woman
- $5.5 million: Tractor-trailer wreck on Highway 421 resulting in four deaths
- $5.5 million: Truck accident resulting in paraplegia and blindness
- $5 million: Truck crash resulting in the death of a brother and sister
- $4.1 million: Truck wreck resulting in the death of a 51-year-old man
- $3.6 million: Truck accident on I-77 causing the death of a tow truck driver
Why Hire Comerford Chilson & Moser?
Our Statesville truck crash lawyers can help you by:
- Conducting a thorough investigation into the accident
- Gathering all available evidence, including the police report, the truck driver’s logbook, the truck’s black box, and the trucking company’s maintenance records
- Working with accident reconstruction experts to determine the cause of the crash
- Identifying all potentially liable parties
- Calculating the full extent of your damages
- Filing all necessary paperwork in a timely manner
- Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf
- Preparing your case for trial, if necessary
Hear from Someone We've Helped
“Working with the firm was the only bright spot during a rather dark time for my family. The lawyers at Comerford, Chilson, & Moser walked us through every aspect of the case after my parents’ accident involving a semi-truck. They provided us with constant updates and copies of all the legal proceedings. When it was finally complete, they explained what we should expect going forward and continued to check on how we are doing — after more than 10 years.”
Determining the Cause of Your Accident
Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. In many cases, multiple parties are at fault for the crash. Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine its cause and who is liable for your damages.
Some of the most common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Truck driver negligence: Truck driver negligence is one of the leading causes of truck accidents. This can include speeding, tailgating, aggressive driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Trucking company negligence: Trucking companies are responsible for hiring qualified drivers, ensuring their drivers are properly trained, and conducting regular inspections and maintenance on their vehicles. When trucking companies fail to meet these responsibilities, they can be held liable for any accidents that occur as a result.
- Defective truck parts: When a truck part is defective, it can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash. In these cases, the manufacturer of the truck or truck part can be held strictly liable for the accident.
- Improperly loaded cargo: When cargo is not properly loaded or secured, it can shift during transit, causing the truck to become unbalanced and the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
- Poor road conditions: When roads are not properly maintained, they can become dangerous for all motorists, including truck drivers. In these cases, the government entity responsible for maintaining the road can be held liable for any accidents that occur as a result.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
One of the most common questions we receive from clients is, “How much is my truck accident case worth?” The truth is that it is impossible to determine the value of your case without a thorough investigation.
The value of your truck accident case will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the amount of time you missed from work, and the degree to which your injuries have impacted your quality of life.
Some of the damages you may be entitled to recover in a truck accident claim include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and scarring
If the truck driver or trucking company acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct, you may also be entitled to recover punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages, which are intended to compensate you for your losses, punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party and deter similar conduct in the future.
In North Carolina, the amount of punitive damages you can recover is capped at three times the amount of compensatory damages or $250,000, whichever is greater.
Deadline for Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit
In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely lose your right to recover compensation for your injuries. However, there are exceptions to this rule, which is why it is important to act quickly after a crash.
Learn More in a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love was involved in a semi-truck accident, you need an advocate on your side. At Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., we have been representing truck accident victims for nearly 50 years. We know how to build a strong case on your behalf and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. Our attorneys can handle all aspects of your truck accident claim so you can focus on your recovery.
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After a truck accident, it is important to take the right steps to protect your health and your rights. If you are physically able to do so, you should take the following steps after a truck accident:
- Call 911: Big rig accidents often result in serious injuries. If you or someone else has been injured, you should call 911 right away. The police will come to the scene and write an accident report, which can be an important piece of evidence in your case.
- Seek medical attention: Even if you do not think you were seriously injured, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and internal organ damage, may not be immediately apparent. A doctor can evaluate your condition and make sure you receive the appropriate treatment.
- Document the scene: If you are physically able to do so, you should take pictures and videos of the accident scene. You should also write down the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
- Do not admit fault: After a truck accident, you should avoid admitting fault to anyone, including the other driver, the police, and the insurance company. You should also avoid posting about the accident on social media.
- Call a lawyer: Truck accident claims are complex, and insurance companies are known for fighting these claims. You should call a truck accident lawyer in Statesville as soon as possible after the accident. An attorney can help you understand your rights and guide you through the claims process.
Our Reputation Speaks For Itself
"During our first meeting, he assured me that he would take this anxiety and responsibility from me. Emotionally, I felt a deep sense of relief that stayed with me during the months he was working for me."- Roberta T.