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Truck Accidents

Our lawyers can help you get the money for your injuries quickly.

Raleigh + Durham Truck Accident Attorneys

Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in North Carolina


Personal Injury Attorneys Serving North Carolina Since 1999

In general, a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, while most passenger vehicles only weigh around 3,000 pounds. This weight disparity often results in serious and even fatal accidents. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys in Durham & Raleigh have more than 50 years of combined experience and can represent you in tractor-trailer accident cases.

Common causes of accidents by truck drivers include:

Inadequate training regarding defensive driving, safety concerns, and driving technique.

Faster speed and more hours of consecutive operation than is normally advised.

Unrealistic expectations and schedules of trucking companies that encourage drivers to hurry with no regard to safety risks.

At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, we have helped many of our clients recover compensation for their claim. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we have an extensive knowledge of state laws and courts to help you navigate through the potential complexities of your case.

The attorneys at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC are here to help you maximize your potential recovery*

Understanding Possible Tractor Trailer Accident Laws

The main legal basis for seeking compensation in a tractor trailer accident is negligence. In order to prove a driver’s negligence, the plaintiff must show that the driver failed to exercise a reasonable duty of care, which caused the plaintiff’s injuries. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our truck accident lawyers can investigate the incident and talk with you to determine the best course of action for pursuing compensation.

Damages you may be entitled to include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Damages for permanent injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings

Understanding Contributory Negligence In Truck Accident Cases

Drivers of passenger vehicles should avoid driving in the “No-Zones” or blind spots behind or beside big trucks, merging improperly into traffic, passing trucks in an unsafe manner, and maneuvering to the right side of a truck about to make a right turn.


The Durham truck accident lawyers at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC can look at photos of the accident, talk to witnesses, and examine police reports to determine whose negligence caused the accident. We offer bilingual legal services to answer your questions, and we are prepared to represent you against insurance companies in court if necessary.

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    May 22, 2019
     by Michelle on Hyland + Padilla, PLLC

    Hace poco tuve problemas legales y llamé a un abogado de Hyland y Padilla. Afortunadamente, podrían ayudarme y me siento confiado en recomendarlos a cualquier persona que necesite ayuda legal.

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