Rock Hill & Lancaster Truck Accident Attorney
South Carolina Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer
Many truck accidents result in severe or permanent injuries, if not death, due to the size and/or speed of the truck and trailer. Ongoing medical care and lost earnings may create a great financial need for victims and their families. Most commercial trucks carrier commercial insurance, which means that thier insurance coverage is oftern much higher than your average automobile’s coverage. More insurance money, greater injuries, and a perceptions that large trucks can be aggressive on our roadways may make these wrecks somewhat different than auto on auto wrecks. Complex trucking regulations, driving logs, CDL requirements may help prove negligence and increase your ability to recieve full compensation.
Contact Craig Wilkerson online or call 803 324-7200 or 866-902-8257 for a free consultation.
Commercial trucking companies and their insurers have a lot at stake. In a big rig crash, the potential payout is very high, especially since the injuries tend to be severe and the coverage is usually in excess of $750,000. Insurance companies typically move quickly to control the evidence and conduct their own investigations to deflect liability. You need to act quickly too.
Investigating Your Truck Accident Claim
Attorney Wilkerson will personally visits the site to get a sense of what happened in truck wreck cases. You may need professional investigators, engineers and accident reconstruction specialists as needed to assist with your claim. It may be necessary to shift through the federal rules governing commercial haulers, log book entries and other matters to determine that the drive was properly licensed and rested.
Investigations should be quick, well-coordinated and thorough to counter the trucking company’s version of events. One should examine driver’s logs, inspection reports, law enforcement reports, “black box” recorders and other evidence to prove the rules violations or trucker’s negligence, including:
- Overloaded or poorly maintained trucks
- Speeding or tailgating
- Driver fatigue, drug use or inattention
We work with our clients to calculate damages for the lasting physical, financial and emotional impact of a truck accident.
Call for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured by a tractor t, contact an experienced South Carolina tractor-trailer accident attorney to discuss your injuries.