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Get Answers To Common Questions About North Carolina Truck Accident Injuries

When you’ve been injured in a serious accident with a tractor-trailer or other commercial truck, you may not be sure just how to approach a personal injury claim. Our attorneys at Murrelle, Hughes & Majstoravich, P.A., work to give you the attention, support and guidance you deserve.

Below are answers some of the most common questions we hear about truck accident claims in North Carolina to get you started.

Can I also sue the trucking company for damages along with the driver?

Identifying the liable parties in a truck accident is one of the first steps of a personal injury claim. It is often possible to look well beyond the truck driver for other liable parties, such as their employer, the loading company, the repair company that has done maintenance on the truck or a parts manufacturer. It all depends on the specifics of your situation, but an experienced attorney will explore every possible avenue of compensation.

Can I still recover compensation for my injuries if I wasn’t wearing my seat belt?

In short, the answer is yes. While wearing a seatbelt in North Carolina is mandatory, you can still recover compensation if you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. However, the insurers and attorneys for the defendant may try to argue that the compensation should be reduced if you were found not to be wearing a seatbelt.

How long do I have after the accident to pursue compensation?

In North Carolina, you have three years from the date of your injuries to file a personal injury claim. Cases outside of the statute of limitations will rarely be considered. However, it’s best to contact an attorney as soon as possible and get your claim started.

Do I really need to hire a lawyer if I am offered a settlement from the insurance company?

It is always beneficial to have a lawyer on your side, even if the insurance company is being cooperative. Insurers look after their own interests, and they may be trying to lowball you. An attorney can ensure that you receive a fair offer.

Call Us Today To Get More Answers

Financial compensation after a truck accident is possible. The sooner you seek legal guidance the better. Call 252-515-7036 today or use our online form to schedule your free consultation today.