500,000 tractor-trailer crashes a year in us

On September 16, 2020, a tractor-trailer crashed and was overturned in McDowell County. This continues a recent string of trucking accidents in WNC. Thankfully, there were no injuries in this incident, however, it did block all eastbound lanes of I-40 near Old Fort.

Did you know that around 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year in the United States? Trucking accidents can be extremely dangerous since some semi-trucks weigh 20 times more than ordinary cars.

Large commercial vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries to other drivers on the road. These damages can be very serious and life changing for those involved.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle collision involving a large truck or other commercial vehicle, contact the experienced truck accident attorneys of Fisher Stark, P.A.  Asheville attorneys, Perry Fisher, Brad Stark, and Megan Silver, are knowledgeable in assisting trucking accident victims throughout Western North Carolina.

You will receive full and aggressive representation from these lawyers in order to obtain the entire compensation that the law allows from your personal injury sustained in a truck-related collision.

Narrow mountain roads and semi-trucks don’t work well together. Truck drivers also face additional dangers such as driver fatigue that set in after long shifts at the wheel.

Many drivers are pressured by their employer or the shipper to violate the safety rules and get to a point of destination in as little time as possible.

Truck drivers are often paid by the shipment so they make more money if they make more deliveries, and this can lead to a lack of rest for long periods of time which is dangerous.

The lack of rest is regulated by different governing agencies such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), but these regulations are not always followed.

The danger of a truck driver’s negligence isn’t the only thing that motorist have to worry about. The large vehicle itself can create its own dangers to other drivers on the road.

Tractor-trailers are sometimes inadequately inspected or are improperly loaded before the driver starts their delivery. If a mechanical breakdown occurs on the road it can cause the driver to lose control of the massive vehicle.

These large vehicles also are difficult to take on winding roads and have long stopping distances which can easily spell trouble for other drivers in Western North Carolina.


The severity of a collision with tractor-trailer and another vehicle can cause lifelong injuries and even death.

The size and weight of commercial vehicles increase the probability of serious injury to far greater than a collision between two normal sized vehicles.

These commercial vehicle accidents often cause traumatic brain injuries, severe spinal injuries, disfigurement and even death. These catastrophic injuries often involve extensive medical treatment and great expenses. Other damages can include lost wages, rehabilitation, therapy, and disability.

To get the fairest compensation from a truck accident claim in the Asheville area you need a team of experienced personal injury attorneys who know how to investigate an accident and take your case to trial.

Here at Fisher Stark P.A. we know what evidence to look for, how to properly file a claim, when to negotiate with corporate insurance companies and when to go to court if negotiations fail.

To help get you fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, recuperation and your pain and suffering, contact us today by calling 828-505-4300 or by emailing us to set up your free consultation.