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Do Not Lose Twice

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A leisurely drive throughout the most scenic and serene areas of North Carolina can come to a sudden and violent end. A negligent truck driver decided to skip a mandated break, deprive themselves of sleep, or operate their truck under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The safety standards they ignored have left you seriously injured.

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely as your truck accident attorneys, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident lawyers may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You do not have to retain a firm in North Carolina if the accident occurs in North Carolina. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto occupants may live in North Carolina, the truck company is from a state other than North Carolina. You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing a person, and not just a paper file. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money as much as the next guy but, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we provide advocacy for people throughout North Carolina who are suffering from serious injuries in semi trucking accidents.

If you have been injured in a catastrophic truck wreck that occurred in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh or anywhere throughout North Carolina, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Experience and Resources to Mediate or Litigate Your Trucking Accident Claim

We use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, we seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Buses to and from Harrah's Cherokee Resort, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the North Carolina state mandatory minimum limits which are $30,000. When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Resist the Urge to Immediately Settle

While the trucking company's insurance provider may be offering you a quick settlement, we discourage accepting it. Simply put, they are cutting financial corners and want to resolve the case for pennies on the dollar. You are entitled to maximum compensation based on the true extent of your short-term and long-term pain and suffering.

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-40, I-26, I-77, I-277, I-85, I-95, Hwy 74, Hwy 70, Hwy 17 or Hwy 64.

North Carolina Trucking Accident Attorneys

Our nationwide, contingency-based representation means that you pay no up-front fees or out-of-pocket expenses. We take on the risk at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. because we are dedicated to seeing that justice is served following a semi accident caused by:

We Have A National Network of Competent Truck Accident Lawyers

At times, we need a local North Carolina law firm to assist us perform various functions. In light of this, we have already put in place an arrangement with North Carolina-based competent counsel that we have already vetted and that we can call on in a moment's notice and at no additional fee charge to you.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding a semi accident that has injured you or resulted in the death of a loved one, please contact us.

North Carolina Trucking Companies

  • Ace Transport, LTD.
  • Anders Wlliams Trucking Company
  • Anderson Truck Line, INC.
  • B.C.J. Trucking, INC.
  • Best Cartage, INC.
  • Bestway Express, INC.
  • Blue Max Trucking, INC.
  • Bridgeways, INC.
  • Broyhill Transport, INC.
  • Caldwell Freight Lines, INC.
  • Cardinal Freight Carriers, INC.
  • Cargo Carriers, INC.
  • Cargo Transporters, INC.
  • Carolina Tank Lines, INC.
  • Century Services, INC.
  • Charles D. Goodwin, INC.
  • Christy Trucking Company, INC.
  • Classic Moving & Storage, INC.
  • Colonial Container Services, INC.
  • Corney Transportation, INC.
  • Cox Motor Express Of Greensboro, INC.
  • Csx Freight Services, INC.
  • Dallas Theo. Grantham
  • Danny Nicholson, INC
  • Dixie Trucking Company, INC.
  • Eagle Transportation Corp.
  • East-West.Inc
  • Epes Transport System, INCorporated
  • Ezzell Trucking, INC.
  • Forbes Transfer Company, INC.
  • Four Truckers, INC.
  • Freightmaster, INC.
  • Gaines Motor Lines, INC.
  • Gines Trucking Co., INC.
  • Goldings Transport, INC.
  • Gray Rock Farms, INC.
  • Guy Shavender Trucking, INC.
  • H & W Trucking Co., INC.
  • Hardy Brothers, INC.
  • Harris Transport Company
  • Holland Transfer Co.
  • Houser Transport, INC
  • Hucks Piggyback Service, INC.
  • Inman Trucking Management, INC.
  • J.L. Rothrock, INC.
  • Jack B. Wooten Company
  • Jackson's Farming Co. - Autryville
  • Jlj Trucking, INC
  • Kenan Transport Company
  • Kerns Trucking, INC.
  • L.J. Rogers, Jr Trucking, INC.
  • Locklar Enterprises, INC.

  • Mary B. Turner Trucking Company, LLC
  • Mco Transport, INC.
  • Murrow's Transfer, INC.
    • Newton Transportation Co, INC
    • Old Dominion Freight Line, INC.
    • Petroleum Transport Company, INC.
    • Pope Transport Company
    • Poteat Motor Lines, INC.
    • Puryear Tank Lines, INC.
    • Reliable Tank Line, LLC
    • Reynolds Trucking Co.Inc.
    • Riteway Express, INC.
    • Riteway Express, INC. Of North Carolina
    • Robin Hood Container Express, INC.
    • Rudisill Transportation, INC.
    • Salem Carriers, INC.
    • Scott Banks Trucking, INC.
    • Silvers Brothers Construction Co.
    • Smith Brothers Trucking Of Mt Airy, INC
    • Southland Transportation Co.
    • Sunbelt Furniture Xpress, INC.
    • T.G. Stegall Trucking Company, INC.
    • Terminal Trucking Company, INC.
    • TFX, INCorporated
    • Tidewater Transit Company, INC.
    • Trexler Trucking, INC.
    • Truck Lease Services, INC.
    • Truck Service, INC
    • Underwood & Weld Co., INC.
    • Unique Express, INC.
    • Vance Trucking Co, INC
    • Voyager Transportation, INC.
    • W.L.A., INC.
    • Wendell Transport Corporation
    • West Brothers Transportation Services, INC
    • Wicker Services, INC.
    • Yarbrough Transfer Company

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