Blind Spots (Trucks)

Truck drivers and the tractor trailers they drive play a major role in the U.S. economy, carrying goods people need all over the country. While most drivers are safe, their rigs can present a special collection of dangers on the road, though, not the least of which is the larger-than-normal blind spots created by their size. Even a seemingly small accident with a tractor trailer can kill or permanently injure those in automobiles and on motorcycles, and despite higher safety standards for tractor-trailers, one in every eight traffic fatalities involves one of these trucks. Truck drivers’ inability to see the cars in their blind spots is a common cause of these often tragic situations. The North Carolina and South Carolina accident attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson are experienced in tractor trailer accident cases and may be able to help you.

Unfortunately, insurance claims which implicate truckers face even more legal obstacles than standard auto crashes. Every time a trucking group is forced by law to pay victims of injury in accidents with their drivers, it is marked in the group’s permanent commercial file. This mark could then affect their future hires and profits. With these heightened stakes many trucking companies’ insurance adjustors, of course, will want to avoid big payouts and permanent record marks associated with accidents.

Our accident and personal injury lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson know the law when it comes to tractor trailer safety standards and handling major insurance claims. We have experience in dealing with major trucking companies and their insurance companies.

If you or someone you love was caught in the blind spot of a tractor trailer driver and was injured or killed, you are likely facing substantial expenses associated with medical treatment and lost income during recovery, among other things. Our experienced North Carolina and South Carolina accident attorneys may be able to help get you the compensation to which you are entitled.

Waiting for the offer of an insurance company or negotiating with their adjustors without legal counsel can put your benefits package in jeopardy. If you are the victim of a blind-spot-oriented crash with a tractor trailer in the Carolinas, let Grimes Teich Anderson represent you and fight for the benefits which you may be owed to you to cover your accident-related expenses.

What You Must Know

Laws in the Carolinas obligate those responsible for accidents to pay for the medical costs, vehicle repairs, and other damages of the victims of their actions. While identifying a clear-cut party at fault in cases involving trucks’ blind spots is not always easy, if you were following the law of the road and experienced injury and/or damage to your vehicle by a tractor trailer you could be entitled to benefits to help you cover your costs.

Many accident victims attempt to handle their cases without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, opting instead to deal directly with insurance companies of those at fault under the assumption that their interests will be protected and their time will be saved. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, especially when it comes to expensive and often fatal trucking accidents with loopholes like those presented by blind spot situations. The accident attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson know how to handle trucking accidents in North and South Carolina and can help ensure that you get the benefits you may deserve for the injuries and damages you have suffered.

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Were you injured in a tractor trailer crash in the Carolinas because of a blind spot? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at (800) 533-6845 and ask for your free consultation with a personal injury attorney, or fill out the online case evaluation form on our website.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

**Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

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