If you have been injured by someone driving a work van, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Small businesses and online sales have led to a boom in work vans being on the road. This has led to a sharp increase in city traffic from work vans. When these vehicles get tangled up in traffic accidents, they can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even deaths.
The small business industry in North Carolina is huge. That means there are a lot of work vans on highways and back roads in North Carolina. One small mistake from a negligent driver of a work van can lead to a massive pileup. Similarly, if a work van driver gets distracted even for a moment, it can mean devastation.
North Carolina Work Van Accidents
Our experience has revealed that many work van related crashes in North Carolina can be avoided if the drivers of these vehicles were more careful and attentive of the road and other drivers.
Work vans can be bigger than regular cars, which means it can take longer for them to get slowed down. If a driver is not paying attention, they can easily rear end the car in front of them. With these kinds of accidents, the driver can obviously be held liable, but so can the company that employees the driver/maintains the van.
North Carolina work van related wrecks can cause very severe injuries, depending on the nature of the wreck. Some of the most common injuries to come from these accidents are:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Neck injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Major back injuries
- Broken limbs
- Muscle strains
These are just some of the injuries that can occur from a North Carolina work van collision. Other major or minor injuries can occur, depending on the severity of the incident.
Often times these vehicles are insured under business auto policies that have substantially more insurance coverage than a personal auto policy. With these cases, you can go after not only the driver of the van, but the company that the driver works for as well.
Damages can be recoverable for lost wages, medical expenses, and overall pain & suffering from the accident. It is important to remember that the opposing insurance company is never on your side. In every single case, the insurer has the goal of paying as little as possible to resolve a claim. Basically, the insurance company wants to pay the least amount of money to settle your claim against them.
If you have gotten into an accident with a work van, you will need help from an experienced personal injury attorney to help you seek the compensation you need. It will be beneficial to have a lawyer help handle your settlement negotiations since they are going to have a better understanding of the true value of your personal injury claim.
Representation for North Carolina Work Van Accidents
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash with a work van, you need to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Maginnis Law handles North Carolina personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis – meaning that you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we reach a settlement or obtain a verdict or settlement in your case.
Maginnis Law’s lead work van accident lawyer, T. Shawn Howard, is experienced in handling complex personal injury cases. He 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.
You can contact our office at (919) 526-0450 or send a message through our contact page.