South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer
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 their insurance coverage is often much higher than your average automobile’s coverage. More insurance money, greater injuries, and a perception that large trucks can be aggressive on our roadways may make these wrecks different than auto-on-auto wrecks. Complex trucking regulations, driving logs and CDL requirements may help prove negligence and increase your ability to receive full compensation.
Contact South Carolina attorney Craig Wilkerson online or call 803-324-7200 for a free consultation.
Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
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 Craig Wilkerson will personally visit the site to get a sense of what happened in a truck wreck case. We may need to hire professional investigators, engineers and accident reconstruction specialists 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 whether the driver was properly licensed and rested.
Investigations should be quick, well-coordinated and thorough to counter the trucking company’s version of events. We will 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
Contact truck accident attorney Craig Wilkerson online or call 803-324-7200 for a free consultation.