Because of the sheer size of a commercial tractor trailer or semi truck, a passenger vehicle is at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to a South Carolina truck crash. A passenger car is simply no match for a tractor trailer.
While there are many types of fatal truck accidents that can occur in South Carolina and each incident is unique, there are also some common causes. If your loved one has died in a South Carolina truck crash or suffered severe injuries in such a crash, a Charleston personal injury attorney can talk to you about your options for seeking legal recourse.
Truck drivers and/or trucking companies who are shown to have been negligent can be held liable for injuries and death in the case of a serious truck accident. A Charleston personal injury attorney can work with you to figure out who is liable for damages.
Some of the common causes of fatal truck accidents in South Carolina include:
- poor weather conditions (negligence comes into play when a truck driver operates at speeds that are unsafe for road conditions);
- truck driver fatigue;
- tire blowout;
- brake failure;
- tailgating; and
- reckless driving.
Any of these causes can lead to a fatal truck accident, such as an underride or a rollover. When driver or trucking company negligence is to blame for your injuries or loss, an attorney can help you to determine an appropriate course of legal action.
Seeking The Help of a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney
South Carolina residents can take comfort knowing that the attorneys at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm are there to help them settle their personal injury claims and wrongful death claims. Our firm’s focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers’ Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.
Before you file a South Carolina personal injury claim, request a copy of our free consumer guide, The South Carolina Accident Book for Personal Injury Victims. When you’re ready to get started on settling your accident claim, contact a Charleston personal injury attorney for a free information packet and consultation, 1-888-690-0211.