In general, a fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, while most passenger vehicles only weigh around 3,000 pounds. This weight disparity often results in serious and even fatal accidents. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our Durham truck accident attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience and can represent you in tractor trailer accident cases.
The main legal basis for seeking compensation in a tractor trailer accident is negligence. In order to prove a driver’s negligence, the plaintiff must show that the driver failed to exercise a reasonable duty of care, which caused the plaintiff’s injuries. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our truck accident lawyers can investigate the incident and talk with you to determine the best course of action for pursuing compensation.
Drivers of passenger vehicles can also contribute to accidents by driving in the “No-Zones” or blind spots behind or beside big trucks, merging improperly into traffic, passing trucks in an unsafe manner, and maneuvering to the right side of a truck about to make a right turn. The Durham truck accident lawyers at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC can look at photos of the accident, talk to witnesses, and examine police reports to determine whose negligence caused the accident. We offer bilingual legal services to answer your questions, and we are prepared to represent you against insurance companies in court if necessary.
Contact us today at (919) 590-0099 for more information.