What To Know About Commercial Vehicle Accidents In North Carolina
This page will cover:
- Filing a claim and statute of limitations for a personal injury case in North Carolina
- Information needed to start a tractor-trailer crash case
- Types of compensatory damages available for severe injuries in North Carolina
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I Suffered Serious Injuries After Being Hit By A Commercial Vehicle In North Carolina. Who Do I File A Claim Against?
Commercial vehicles, like private passenger vehicles, are required to have insurance coverage. The process for filing a claim is similar to that for private passenger vehicles. However, some commercial vehicles are self-insured, meaning they do not have a standard insurance company representing them. In such cases, it is in your best interest to consult a lawyer to ensure the claim is filed properly.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Tractor-Trailer Personal Injury Claim In North Carolina?
In North Carolina, the typical statute of limitations for a claim is three years from the date of the crash. There may be some modifications to this time limit based on specific factors, but generally, you have three years to file a lawsuit or reach a settlement.
When Someone Has Been Injured In A Truck Wreck And They Come To You With Their Case, What Information Do You Need To Get Started?
When you come to my office with a tractor-trailer crash case, it is helpful to provide:
- Information about the other party involved in the crash
- A crash report or information exchange slip (if available)
- Details about any medical providers you have visited
This information is crucial for me to move forward with your case.
What Damages Might I Be Able To Recover For My Injuries?
In North Carolina, if you are injured in a commercial vehicle crash, you may claim compensatory damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
In extreme circumstances, such as when the other party is driving while impaired or charged with careless and reckless driving, you may also be entitled to punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.
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For more information on commercial vehicle wreck claims, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling 336-781-4606 to reach my Wilkesboro office today.