Raleigh Attorneys Litigate Truck Accidents
2443 Lynn Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
Tel: (919) 787-9944
Fax: (919) 783-0458
Experienced legal representation for victims of big-rig crashes
The growth of businesses and population in the Raleigh metropolitan area has naturally produced a greater need for goods, which has led to more commercial truck traffic. More large vehicles on already congested thoroughfares inevitably lead to an increase in accidents that are more severe and destructive. In response, attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban have managed more truck accident cases for more injured clients. As determined advocates for severely injured parties, we fight aggressively to secure the maximum level of compensation possible.
Truck accident statistics for Raleigh and Wake County
If as a resident of Raleigh you suspected that large truck and bus crashes in the metro area were trending upward, the numbers confirm your suspicions. In 2011, there were 474 crashes, in 2012 there were 498, in 2013 there were 595, and in 2014, there were 607. These crashes produced a total of 453 nonfatal injuries. Still, fatalities have been few, with only nine reported over those four years. Over the same years, Wake County had a total of 3,676 large truck and bus crashes, which caused 841 nonfatal injuries and 17 deaths.
Common injuries from truck accidents
When a driver loses control of a tractor-trailer at highway speed, there is potential for enormous destruction. Our attorneys have represented many victims of commercial truck accidents who have suffered catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) — Blunt force or penetration of the skull by an object can destroy brain tissue, severely compromising cognitive and motor functions and causing a whole host of debilitating symptoms.
- Spinal injury — The impact of a big-rig can crush or sever the spinal cord, leaving the victim permanently paralyzed below the affected area.
- Amputation — The loss of a limb is disabling and has the ability to diminish one’s enjoyment of life.
- Wrongful death — When victims are fatally injured, we represent next of kin in wrongful death lawsuits to hold negligent parties accountable for this heartbreaking loss.
In the wake of a severe accident, you need experienced and dedicated legal counsel. Commercial truck companies defend lawsuits vigorously, but our firm has the resources and the determination to fight for you.
Contact an experienced Raleigh lawyer for your commercial truck accident case
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban is known for skill and determination when fighting tough injury and wrongful death cases. Our experienced trial attorneys pursue the maximum possible recovery for tractor-trailer accidents. To schedule a free consultation, call (888) 351-1038 or contact us online today.