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Concord Truck Accident Lawyers

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While large commercial trucks are the economic lifeblood of the country, there are many serious accidents. Occupants of the vehicles who survive these crashes have a long road ahead of them. Many will face a permanent disability or at least long-term impairment. Meanwhile, they cannot work, bills are unpaid, and fear of the future is overwhelming. At times like these, the Chesapeake truck accident lawyers at Rutter Mills can make all the difference.

Rutter Mills truck accident lawyers can help you to get back up when you’re knocked down in a collision. Get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation.

The High Costs of Trucking Accidents

Here in Concord, our word is our bond. We never hesitate to come together when one of us is suffering due to circumstances beyond our control.

This includes the pain and suffering that afflicts victims of trucking accidents, which are more common than many people think. The following facts confirm this:

  • America’s roads saw a total of 415,000 crashes involving large trucks in 2015 alone. These accidents resulted in more than 87,000 injuries and over 4,000 fatalities.
  • Truck accidents occur on all types of roads, from major highways to rural lanes.
  • In 2015, more than 340,000 truck accidents resulted in significant loss of, or damage to, private property.
  • Almost 70% of the people killed in truck accidents are occupants of passenger vehicles, not truck drivers.
  • A truck accident can strike any driver, even one who conscientiously follows safe driving rules.
  • Many truck drivers violate federal safety standards by driving too long with too little sleep, overloading their trailers, and exceeding highway speed limits.
  • The tight schedules and constant stress of a trucking career mean that most truckers perform their duties in a perpetual state of near exhaustion.

Trucking accidents are a significant problem on our highway. The devastation they cause goes far beyond property damage to include long-term or even lifelong physical disabilities and health challenges.

As lawyers, we see the results of these crashes every day. We’ll do everything we can to help you get the compensation you need to pay for medical care, living expenses, and other necessities.

Skilled Legal Representation Just When You Need it the Most

The average trucking accident is far more complicated than conventional passenger car collisions. The size, weight, and horsepower of a large commercial vehicle create an intricate legal web that takes serious investigative and legal skills to untangle.

Here at Rutter Mills, our Concord truck accident lawyers have devoted their careers to helping the victims of these calamities. Here’s what you can expect when you trust your case to us:

  • No-cost consultations: You’ll never have to pay us a dime to talk to a member of our staff.
  • 24/7 availability: You can reach our staff anytime day or night, either online or by calling our toll-free number.
  • Contingency terms if we take your case: You’ll never have to worry about paying out-of-pocket legal fees with Rutter Mills in your corner.
  • Cordial yet aggressive advocacy of your case: Nobody intimidates our clients, not insurance companies, not negligent parties, nobody. We won’t stand for it.

Get in touch with Rutter Mills today to start down the road to a better tomorrow. Remember, we want to be your truck accident attorneys.

While large commercial trucks are the economic lifeblood of the country, there are many serious accidents. Occupants of the vehicles who survive these crashes have a long road ahead of them. Many will face a permanent disability or at least long-term impairment. Meanwhile, they cannot work, bills are unpaid, and fear of the future is overwhelming. At times like these, the Chesapeake truck accident lawyers at Rutter Mills can make all the difference.

For more than 50 years, we have helped individuals receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries– allowing them and their families to begin rebuilding their lives.

Truck Accident Liability

In these types of accidents, more than one party is frequently liable. It is up to the attorney to determine this. It is possible the crash occurred due to circumstances beyond the driver’s control. For example, there may be defects in the vehicle’s design, which may make the manufacturer liable.

The company loading cargo on the rig may not have secured it properly. The freight can fall out onto the road or the truck can jackknife. Further, the highway may have contributed to the accident. This is usually due to bad design or lack of maintenance, and therefore a governmental agency may be liable.

However, besides the driver, the trucking company is most frequently responsible. Lawyers check their logbooks to see if they are following federal regulations regarding hours worked, rest time, and more. Many drivers are not adequately trained. In addition, the company may know the vehicle had mechanical problems but sent it out anyway. Only a thorough investigation will reveal who was responsible.

Truck Accident Injuries

As noted above, those who survive often suffer catastrophic injuries that result in permanent disability. Many individuals may never walk again or have limited mobility. Head injuries can result in the need for constant caregivers. Even if a person can eventually return to work, they may no longer have the ability to hold the type of employment they did before the accident. Common severe injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Multiple fractures
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injury

Contact Our Team of Chesapeake Truck Accident Lawyers

When the unimaginable strikes and you or a loved one are seriously injured by a big rig or other commercial truck, you need the services of our dedicated truck accident attorneys at Rutter Mills. By filling out our online form or calling or texting 24/7, you can schedule a free consultation. As we work on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless we win.

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