Why are North and South Carolina’s Highways a Hotbed for Tractor-Trailer Wrecks?

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Should I hire an experienced tractor-trailer personal injury attorney?

Tractor-trailer wrecks are complex. You should consult an attorney that is experienced in trucking litigation if you have been injured by a tractor trailer. Tractor-trailer wrecks are frequent in North and South Carolina because of our common industries that require tractor-trailer use, including logging and shipping. There are also a lot of highways that trucks travel to get to their destinations. In Wadesboro alone, there are Highway 52, Highway 74, Highway 109, Highway 742, all of which are major trucking highways. In Wilmington, there are I-40, I-440, Highway 74, Highway 17 and Highway 421.

Causes of Tractor-trailer Accidents

Tractor-trailer wrecks can occur for a number of reasons:

  • Careless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Not paying attention
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Drug or medicinal use
  • Medical conditions
  • Improper loading
  • Poorly maintained vehicles

Federal & State Trucking Laws in NC

Given how dangerous and deadly a tractor-trailer can be, the State and Federal governments have created laws and regulations that require proper screening, medical testing, documentation and communication with the State and Federal Departments of Transportation. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed in a tractor-trailer wreck, you should hire an attorney that has in depth knowledge of these laws and regulations.

Why Hire Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC?

Trucking companies and insurance companies employ trained professionals that know how to minimize the amounts they pay out to injured people. Most people that have been seriously injured do not know what to do or how to communicate with these individuals. Hiring an attorney early in the process helps make sure your claim is handled fairly.

At Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, we act quickly to make sure to preserve all evidence, retain top experts and make sure that you get the medical treatment that you need to heal and to be able to move forward with your life. When you have suffered serious personal injuries, you will face obstacles physically, financially and emotionally. We can handle the stressful legal aspects so that you can focus on your recovery.

Contact Our Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys Today

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed as the result of a tractor-trailer wreck call Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC today. We have offices in Wadesboro and Wilmington, North Carolina. We are licensed in North and South Carolina and handle personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout both states. We can help ensure that your trucking case is handled fairly and give you the peace of mind that you need during this difficult time.

– Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC Team

Davis Poisson is a trial attorney with Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC and is licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina. Davis devotes the majority of his practice to civil litigation with a focus on personal injury law. He represents clients throughout the Carolinas in all areas of personal injury law including car accidents, trucking accidents, catastrophic injury, premises liability and wrongful death cases.