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Garbage Truck Driver May Have Been Impaired

Apr 6, 2019 Brown Moore Truck Accidents

At the end of March, a serious crash on South Tyron street left one person dead. Police say that the crash involved a garbage truck and a vehicle. They believe that the driver of the garbage truck may have been impaired by alcohol at the time of the crash.

At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we know that large trucks pose a danger on the roadways, especially when drivers are negligent or irresponsible. If you need a Charlotte truck accident attorney, call us today so we can secure the compensation you deserve.

What Happened Here?

This crash happened at around 1:30 p.m., not a time when people typically think about impaired drivers. Unfortunately, this incident highlights one of the main causes of truck crashes – driver negligence.

Under no circumstances should the driver of a large commercial vehicle be impaired by drugs or alcohol. They should also never be distracted by their phones or other devices. Such behavior can lead to serious injuries or fatalities.

All truck drivers should be trained and hold the appropriate licenses. For long-distance truck drivers, they must adhere to all state and federal laws regarding how many hours they are allowed to drive at a time.

Truck companies also have a huge responsibility. They must regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle to prevent vehicle failure in the following vital systems:

  • Tires and wheels
  • Powertrain
  • Steering
  • Braking
  • Suspension
  • And more

According to the NC Department of Transportation, there were thousands of large truck accidents during the latest reporting year. They resulted in over 3,000 injuries.

When a large truck impacts a regular passenger vehicle, the results are often devastating, as evidenced in the story above. It is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries in a truck versus passenger car crash:

These injuries have the potential to cause a person to become temporarily or permanently disabled. If a victim is unable to work and earn an income, they could be put into serious financial jeopardy. Insurance companies rarely take all accident costs into account when considering a settlement. Often neglected are expenses for long-term rehabilitation, in-home care, lost wages, medical equipment, home and vehicle accommodations, and more.

Who is going to stand up for your rights?

How We Can Help

We know that the aftermath of a major accident can leave you wondering what to do and if you have options. Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC want to ensure that you are taken care of. Our qualified and experienced team will work diligently to secure compensation for all of your crash-related expenses, including:

  • Compensation for your medical bills
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages

If you need a Charlotte truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577. Let us handle the insurance companies and other parties so you can focus on healing.