Truck Accidents in South Carolina | What You Should Know

Truck accidents are serious. If you were injured by one, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss your options. Our skilled Columbia personal injury lawyer will help ensure you obtain the compensation you need to heal.

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What Are the Different Types of Truck Accidents That Can Occur in South Carolina?

You will want to recognize that there are a number of wrecks specified under commercial vehicles. Many of the different types of accidents rely on the directions of commercial trucks and other vehicles that were traveling when collisions occurred, but some of the most typical kinds of commercial truck collisions in South Carolina include:

  • Rollover Accidents
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Rear-End Accidents
  • T-Bone Collisions
  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Underride Accidents
  • Override Accidents
  • Lost Loads

If you were hurt in any of the above kinds of truck accidents, it may be beneficial to learn more about your legal options. Our firm can help. Give us a call today to get started.

What Are the Common Causes of These Accidents?

Almost all commercial truck accidents need additional investigations to determine the causes and negligent parties. It is essential to pursue legal representation as soon as possible after an accident because trucking carriers will look to cover up or eliminate any incriminating evidence. At the Gonzalez Law Group, our legal team has knowledge of handling commercial truck crashes caused by factors including:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Failure to Maintain
  • Driver Error
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Distracted Driving
  • Defective Parts
  • Overloaded Vehicle

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today if you were hurt in a truck accident because of any of the above-mentioned negligent acts. Our legal team is here to help you protect yourself and your future. We are on your side.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident in South Carolina?

The largest difference between a typical car accident and a commercial truck crash is who can be found responsible. A truck driver may have been at fault, but most drivers do not have the personal insurance limits or assets required to pay the kinds of damages sought out by most commercial truck accident victims. There are also a number of other parties that could be responsible for certain kinds of truck accidents may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Truck Driver Employers
  • Truck Owners
  • Maintenance Companies
  • Truck Part Manufacturers
  • Drivers and/or Owners of Other Vehicles
  • Freight Owners

Contact Our Experienced South Carolina Firm

If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, elder abuse, or whistleblower protection, look no further than Mann Blake & Jackson Law. To discover more about our services and how we can assist you, contact our firm today.