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Rutherfordton Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Accidents Aren't Your Typical Crash. You Need an Experienced Approach.

Unfortunately, tractor-trailer and commercial truck accident cases are remarkably more complicated than your average car accident. Proving fault in a truck accident can be very challenging, especially when a trucking company and its legal team are involved. This is where the professional truck accident lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson step in.

Meet Our Truck Accident Attorneys Members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)


Grimes Teich Anderson attorneys Brian Buchanan and Scott Anderson are among the few lawyers nationwide who are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. The ATAA is dedicated to providing lawyers who represent persons injured in a truck crash with the training, education and assistance to better handle truck crash cases. Furthermore, members of the ATAA attend the national symposium dedicated to improving truck safety and developing excellent advocates.

With our attorneys’ commitment to aggressive representation and technical proficiency in trucking laws, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, membership in the ATAA is critical. You and your family should rest assured that your truck accident case is in good hands at Grimes Teich Anderson.


Determining Liability for a Tractor-Trailer Accident

When establishing liability in a truck accident claim, there may be several parties responsible, including:

  • The driver
  • The trucking company
  • The owner of the truck or trailer
  • The vehicle parts manufacturer
  • The shipping company
  • The cargo loader
  • The shipping brokers

With so many moving parts and people involved, many victims are left feeling pressured to accept a quick settlement leading them to recover much less than they are legally entitled to. Don't let an insurance or trucking company pressure you into accepting less than you deserve.* At Grimes Teich Anderson, we are here to help you. If you or a family member were hurt in a collision with a truck or tractor-trailer, it is in your best interest to consult with our experienced truck accident attorneys. Contact us today by calling 800-533-6845 or submitting a free case evaluation form on our website.

The Different Types of Truck Accident Lawsuits

After an accident involving a truck or tractor-trailer, you may be able to file a lawsuit for damages and losses caused by the crash. Many people are unaware that there can be more than one type of truck accident lawsuit that a victim can pursue. An experienced truck accident attorney will know exactly which kind applies to you. Different types of truck accident litigation include:

Negligence: Filing a claim to recover compensation for injuries after a tractor-trailer accident will often depend on the tractor-trailer driver's negligence. Some common types of truck driver negligence include:

  • Lack of truck driving experience
  • Driving an overloaded truck
  • Operating an oversized tractor-trailer on narrow or restricted roads
  • Failure to see other cars due to a large blind spot
  • Disregarding traffic laws
  • Driving for too long without sleep or breaks
  • Failure to keep the tractor-trailer in a safe, working condition
  • Lack of supervision or training
  • Driving with poor physical health

Wrongful Death: Unfortunately, truck accidents can prove fatal. In some of these cases, surviving members of the victim's family and dependents may file a claim to recover compensation for their losses.

Product Liability: If a defect in the tractor-trailer or one of its parts contributed to the crash, you might be able to file a claim against the product manufacturer(s). Victims must prove the defect originated in the manufacturing process for this type of litigation to succeed. This can be accomplished by using expert analysis, testing, and testimony that a truck accident attorney can help provide.

What Compensation You Could Recover After a Tractor-Trailer Accident

The damages, losses, pain, and suffering that a victim suffers after a serious tractor-trailer accident can last a lifetime. This could result in substantial, ongoing bills for medical care, rehabilitation, and extended care or assistance. Additionally, many victims who are hurt in tractor-trailer accidents can no longer perform their old job or work in any other capacity, resulting in lost wages and income.

The compensation you can receive in a truck accident personal injury claim depends on the severity and type of injuries, damages, and losses you have suffered. Like other personal injury lawsuits, the types of compensation available to tractor-trailer accident victims fall into different categories: economic lossesnon-economic harms, and possibly punitive damages.

Economic damages help cover the specific monetary costs associated with a tractor-trailer accident, including:

  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

Non-economic damages compensate the victim or family for non-financial, intangible losses, which include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium (companionship and sexual relationship)
  • Permanent injury and disability
  • Future pain and suffering

In addition to the damages listed above, victims may be able to seek punitive damages if the tractor-trailer driver's actions that caused the accident were malicious, reckless, willful, or fraudulent. Punitive damages punish the offender and prevent similar behavior in the future.

Why You Should Consider Hiring a Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney

Sorting out all the legal and financial issues you may face following a tractor-trailer accident can prove to be stressful and time-consuming to handle alone. Tractor-trailer accidents often involve several factors that require a professional legal approach. Additionally, the laws governing tractor-trailers and commercial vehicles are unique in North and South Carolina truck accident litigation. The truck accident lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson have a deep understanding of these laws, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), to help you recover the full amount of compensation available to you.

We’re Here to Help. Call for a Free Case Evaluation in Rutherfordton Today.

Grimes Teich Anderson has over four decades of experience protecting and fighting for good people – especially truck accident victims. Our tractor-trailer accident lawyers have litigated truck accident cases and negotiated truck accident settlements with insurance companies. They know how to get you the total compensation you deserve.* Contact us for a free consultation with one of our lawyers by calling 800-533-6845 or completing our case evaluation form online today.

117 Laurel Dr Rutherfordton, NC

"I made a wise decision in choosing Grimes Teich Anderson to handle my personal injury claim. I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves battling an insurance company that doesn’t care that you’re injured and in a bind. Great job guys."

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Fighting For Your Legal Rights, Right By Your Side. Contact Our Law Offices Today.

To fully recover from an accident, you need an aggressive legal team that does not rest until they get the results you want and need. At Grimes Teich Anderson, our experienced team remains available to you 24/7. If you have questions about an injury or disability matter, contact us today.

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We have multiple locations in the Carolinas to serve you

Grimes Teich Anderson offers free injury consultations and can get started on your case electronically.


535 College St,
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 251-0800

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


244 Porter St Suite D,
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 564-2488

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


117 Laurel Dr,
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 286-1033

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


12474 NC-226,
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 766-7700

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


385 N Haywood St,
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-7888

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


111 E North St,
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 421-0770
Fax: (877) 518-0107

*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 contingency 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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