Many of the goods that Charlotte residents buy at their favorite stores arrive by way of commercial trucks. Once loaded into the freight and cargo holds of large tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and other large vehicles, those goods cross miles of freeway on their routes to restaurants, stores and outlets all throughout the Mid-Atlantic. As they bump along their way the drivers of those trucks bring the goods and their massive vehicles into close contact with the many individuals who must drive their personal vehicles on the roads.
Large trucks may be commonplace to see around Charlotte, but they pose many dangers that individuals may not recognize. Their huge sizes can make them difficult for their drivers to stop, especially when they are weighed down with full loads. Their maneuverability can be more limited than that of smaller vehicles.
Because large trucks pose hazards when traveling on the roads, these trucks and their drivers are subject to regulations. Those regulations dictate how long a driver may operate without a break, the safety equipment a truck must have on board and other important rules that are intended to preserve the safety of the truck drivers and those they encounter while operating their rigs.
Despite the many regulations that are imposed on the trucking industry, truck accidents do happen and innocent people suffer serious injuries and death. Many large truck accidents are avoidable and as a result those people who are harmed in the accidents may be able to seek damages from the parties whose negligence led to their harm. At our law firm, we attempt to help truck accident victims and others who want to learn about their rights when they are hurt by the negligent actions of others.