If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to a crash with a large commercial truck, you are not alone. Most crashes involving commercial motor vehicles are caused, in part, by the actions or failures of unfit, fatigued, distracted, untrained or dangerous truck drivers. Often, they are hired by trucking companies that do not comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) which are designed to prevent crashes. Almost every commercial vehicle crash is avoidable.

The Importance of Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Representation


The Importance of Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Representation

It is important to retain a law firm with experience handling truck accidents. Often, the trucking company sends their own investigators to crash sites immediately to take photographs, measurements, and interview witnesses.

The Law Office of Kevin J. Williams knows exactly what to do immediately after a truck accident to preserve critical evidence. The Law Office of Kevin J. Williams will handle your case in a professional, compassionate manner and help you recover from your tragic losses.

Large Truck Cases Are Different

There are 13 million registered trucks in the U.S., and 2.9 million of those are large trucks or tractor trailers. Approximately 4,500 people are killed each year in crashes with large trucks. Over 100,000 people are injured. The majority of the fatalities involved tractor trailers.

Navigating the Complexities of Large Truck Accidents with a Truck
Accident Lawyer

Crashes involving large trucks are often more complicated than wreck cases involving other cars. The Law Office of Kevin J. Williams will help you sort through those issues. We can determine who is liable for the wreck because trucking companies are responsible for the negligence of their drivers.

Uncovering Liability and Insurance in Truck Accidents

The companies may also be negligent for hiring unqualified drivers, poor maintenance, or violations of safety rules. We can also help you identify the layers of insurance available to compensate you. Often, there are multiple parties that may bear responsibility with multiple policies.

Identifying All Responsible Parties with a Truck Accident Lawyer

For example, in addition to the driver and trucking company, other responsible parties may be the truck owner (who may be leasing the truck to the company), trailer owner, truck manufacturer, and the brokers and shippers that loaded the cargo. Because there may be several companies that were at fault, you may be able to recover from several different insurance companies.

Causes of Truck Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for keeping people safe on America’s roadways. The NHTSA provides rules and regulations for commercial vehicles and truck drivers which are designed to reduce injuries and deaths due to motor vehicle crashes. Violations of those rules and regulations can help prove negligence. The most common examples of negligence in a truck crash are:

  • Driver error
  • Poorly maintained vehicles
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Equipment failure
  • Other state and federal violations.

Comprehensive Legal Action by a Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accident lawyer Kevin Williams sitting at conference table
Truck accident lawyer Kevin Williams sitting at conference table

The Law Office of Kevin J. Williams has experience handling cases involving large trucks, semi-trucks, tractor trailers, eighteen-wheelers, dump trucks, delivery trucks and vans, and other similar vehicles. Kevin is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group. We know the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and understand what we must do to prove the negligence of the truck driver and company.

Immediately after a truck crash, the Law Office of Kevin J. Williams will:

  • Sit down with you and your family to talk through next steps;
  • Identify the truck driver and trucking company, including the USDOT number;
  • Arrange for the truck and all relevant evidence to be secured and preserved;
  • Order the police report and investigative file from law enforcement;
  • Order 911 recordings;
  • Immediately conduct a full inspection of the crash scene;
  • Immediately locate and interview all eyewitnesses, including the investigating officer(s), emergency personnel and other first responders;
  • Hire the best truck experts to inspect the truck and the accident scene;
  • Download data from the truck’s “black box” that contains information about the truck at the time of the crash such as speed, braking, and the truck driver’s actions;
  • Research the truck and trucking company through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to look for the company’s safety and performance information;
  • Secure important information like cell phone data, driving records, maintenance records, safety policies, hiring policies and operations policies; and
  • Aggressively pursue litigation as needed.

As your case proceeds, the Law Office of Kevin J. Williams will fight for your rights and file all necessary motions, take the depositions of important witnesses, reconstruct the wreck with experts, and go to trial.

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Winston-Salem accident attorney Kevin J. Williams sitting at a table with a legal pad.

Your Journey to Justice Begins Here

If you've been affected by a truck accident, know that you are not navigating this difficult time alone. The Law Office of Kevin J. Williams is here to stand by your side with empathy and expertise. We are committed to helping you understand your rights and ensuring that you receive the full compensation you're entitled to. Don't let uncertainty about the legal process add to your stress. Reach out to us and let us lift the burden from your shoulders. Take the first step towards your recovery by scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation with us today.