In South Carolina, there are more than 2,000 commercial motor vehicle accidents each year. Sadly, this results in more than 80 trucking-related deaths on our roads. In truck accidents that involve such large vehicles, victims are more likely to experience very serious injuries, not to mention the legal headache involved with communicating with carrier companies and both state and federal governments.
South Carolina truck accident lawyer Andy Arnold understands these serious and complex auto accident cases. It is strongly suggested that you speak with Andy as soon as possible after an accident to improve your chances of receiving a fair settlement or trial.
Causes of Truck Accidents that are the Truck Driver’s Fault
Whether it is a multi-car accident or an accident involving a bus, an 18-wheeler or a light commercial truck, the law states that the defendant (the commercial truck driver) must be reasonably careful. There are a number of things the driver may have failed to uphold which led to the truck accident, such as:
- Excessive Speeding
- Not Stopping at a Red Light
- Failure to Watch for Pedestrians
- Driving While Using a Mobile Device
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Not Observing Hazardous Road Conditions
- Fatigued Driving
- Aggressive Driving
- Unsafe Lane Changes
- Tailgating / Driving Too Closely
- Driving With Defective Auto Parts
- Failure to Signal
- Poor Vehicle Maintenance
Trucking Company Negotiations and Litigation
As soon as an accident occurs, the trucking company’s claims adjuster is working hard on the case. They want to protect their company’s assets, and likely won’t offer you all that you deserve after a commercial trucking accident. With South Carolina trucking accident attorney Andy Arnold, you don’t have to weather the storm of bureaucracy and red tape on your own. Let a local Greenville attorney who cares about your case guide you through the process. Begin with a consultation by calling 864-233-4351.