Driver carelessness, truck company negligence, and driver recklessness are serious truck accident causes in South Carolina. At the law firm of Pierce, Sloan, Wilson, Kennedy & Early, LLC, our Charleston personal injury attorneys can vigorously investigate your truck accident to determine the cause and help hold the responsible party accountable for property damage and injuries.
Located in Charleston, South Carolina, our attorneys have handled more than 60 truck accident cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. We use our experience in these cases to evaluate truck accident causes thoroughly in order to determine what factors contributed to the crash.
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Federal law requires truck drivers and companies to follow strict rules meant to protect both truck drivers and other car drivers on the road. This doesn’t mean that the regulations are always followed properly. We are knowledgeable concerning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and can assist you in understanding whether violations of the rules had anything to do with your crash.
Examples of federal violations include violations of driving-hour limitations and logbook requirements. These federal regulations also provide guidelines for proper maintenance of semi-trucks. Poor or faulty brakes, broken windshield wipers and shifting loads can lead to devastating accidents on local freeways, such as I-26, I-85, and I-95.
In accident cases where there were no violations of the federal rules for truck drivers, there may have been other actions of negligence or carelessness. Some of the most common include the following:
As soon as you work with our law firm, you will notice the value of our truck accident experience. We provide compassionate and skilled representation for accident victims as well as the families of loved ones killed in fatal truck accidents. Our team of Charleston injury lawyers and legal staff regularly litigate cases involving catastrophic injuries such as brain or spinal cord injuries.
The statute of limitations for pursuing a legal action and filing a personal injury claim in South Carolina is 3 years from the date of the accident. Should you fail to file your claim in time, you could be giving up any opportunity to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. It’s important that soon after the accident you begin gathering the appropriate documents to file your claim. Our firm can assist you every step of the way to ensure that the process involves as little stress as possible.
At Pierce | Sloan, we handle all types of commercial truck accidents, including construction vehicles, 18-wheelers, coal or logging trucks, livestock trailers and more. We offer a free case evaluation so that you can discuss your claim with a Charleston truck accident attorney. Ready to get started on your case? Contact us today at (843) 968-0886 so that we can begin our investigation into your accident and preserve all necessary evidence from the crash.