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Raleigh Trucking Accident Attorneys

How many times in your life have you seen an accident that involves a tractor-trailer? Too many times to remember, right? With estimates of 2,752,043 tractor-trailers on the road out of a total of 268 million licensed drivers, the odds point to tractor-trailers as some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. Tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and do not stop on a dime. In fact, the CDL manual provided to truck drivers instructs drivers with a 60-foot rig to leave as much as 6 seconds for stopping time. The reason is simple – the sheer force and momentum of a collision with an 18-wheeler can be absolutely devastating.

In this article, a tractor-trailer collided with a woman while she her car was sitting on the side of the road back in 2010. Wrecks like this are all too common. The case was just settled in January of this year, showing how slow navigating the court system can be for some motorists and just how hard tractor-trailer companies will try to defend these claims. Ultimately, the driver of the tractor-trailer was found to be at fault for the collision. The driver of the tractor-trailer failed to slow down in time to avoid hitting the car that was stopped. The woman driving the car that was hit by the tractor-trailer was awarded $434,737.87 for general damages, lost future and past employment income and housekeeping capacity.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of tractor-trailer collisions, North Carolina law allows for recovery of several “elements” of monetary damages. Included in those are compensation forpast and future medical and pharmaceutical expenses, past and future lost wages, past and future physical pain and mental suffering, permanent injury, and permanent scarring. In handling your case, Maginnis Law will, if appropriate, will work with life care planners, vocational rehabilitation experts, and expert physicians to ensure that your full future medical expenses are thoroughly estimated.

The Raleigh trucking accident attorneys of Maginnis Law can assist you in the process of recovering fair compensation for your injuries. The firm’s lead personal injury attorney, Shawn Howard, is a million dollar and multi-million dollar advocate, meaning that he has obtain settlements for his client in excess of $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. He has also been designated a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2016. To schedule a free consultation, visit our contact page. Our firm offers a contingency fee arrangement to all victims of tractor trailer collisions. This means that you pay no attorneys’ fees unless and until we make a recovery on your behalf. If you have any questions regarding this blog post or a potential case don’t hesitate to give us a call at 919-526-0450 or email us your questions at

Maginnis Law offers consumer law, employee rights, estate planning and business litigation attorneys as well. We offer free consultations relating to most of our other practice areas, but please call or email for details to confirm what we can do with your potential case.