Truck Accidents Devastate
Our South Carolina Injury Lawyers Can Help Pick Up the Pieces
Trucking companies are regulated by state and federal law. Drivers must adhere to licensing and training requirements, safety inspections and procedures for keeping track of the number of hours they have driven at any given time. Unfortunately, when trucking companies do not follow the law or truck drivers behave negligently behind the wheel, passenger car drivers and motorcyclists can suffer the consequences.
The South Carolina injury attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC have a thorough understanding of the trucking industry and of what to investigate when driver negligence results in a semi-truck wreck. Our trucking accident lawyers subpoena drivers’ logs, drug test results and training records, and we analyze the on-board black box recorder to determine what happened at the time of an accident. If a driver or company cuts corners to protect their bottom line, we expose their actions and hold them legally and financially responsible.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact the South Carolina injury lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC today. Our Rock Hill, Columbia and Anderson office locations represent clients throughout Charleston, Greenville, Anderson, Florence, Sumter and Myrtle Beach.
Truck Driving Accidents and Driver Negligence
- Lack of driver training
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Driving for too many hours
- Falling debris or tire blowout
- Excessive speeding
- Load shift
Establishing the Facts
Whether you have been rear-ended by a delivery truck or side swiped by an 18-wheeler, a thorough, careful investigation of a truck accident often reveals information important to establishing your case. Trucking companies are legally responsible for fleet maintenance and the upkeep and repair of their vehicles, as well as record keeping and log books regarding driver activity.
Our accident reconstructionists and investigators determine when poor vehicle maintenance and violations of federal and state regulations contribute to accidents. Our truck crash lawyers collect evidence and eyewitness testimony to establish what happened and how it could have been avoided.
Your safety and health should not be sacrificed because someone decided he or she did not have to follow the rules or take adequate safety precautions. Your life is our mission. To schedule a free consultation and discuss the legal options available to you, contact the South Carolina tractor-trailer accident attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC today.