Truck Driver Error

Truck Driver Error

A South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer Fights for You After a Serious Accident

We seek justice for you when a truck driver error causes injury or death

Even experienced truck drivers make severe – sometimes fatal – errors. And after a big crash, trucking companies’ insurers and the lawyers who work for them often make every effort to shift blame and to pay injury victims or the beneficiaries of the deceased as little as possible. You need an experienced, tough-minded litigator to meet them on an even footing. That is why we work so hard to promptly investigate every case we handle at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC.

If the responsible parties are unwilling to settle the claim in a satisfactory manner, we are prepared to prove the causes of the accident and the resulting damages at trial before a judge or jury.

What is a truck driver error?

A modern 18-wheeler is a very large, very complex and potentially deadly machine. Its safe operation leaves its driver little room for error. Just what “driver error” is depends more on the outcome of an accident investigation than a dictionary definition, because there are so many possibilities for its part in a catastrophic truck accident. For example, driver error can include:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving while drunk
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while impaired by illegal drugs or legal medications
  • Distracted driving, such as texting while moving
  • Driving without proper lighting
  • Driving with worn brakes
  • Driving with worn tires
  • Failure to drive appropriately for weather and road conditions

Insurance statistics show that when large trucks collide with passenger vehicles 72 percent of the fatally injured are occupants of the smaller vehicle. That said, if you are injured, or a loved one injured or killed because of a truck driver’s mistake, you should seek the counsel of an experienced South Carolina truck accident attorney as soon as possible, to protect your rights.

Speak with a skilled South Carolina truck accident attorney today

The hard-working team of South Carolina truck accident lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, has years of experience handling all kinds of truck accidents in complex scenarios. We are tireless advocates for families and individuals who have been victims of negligence on the highway by trucking companies and truck drivers. We are committed to delivering results. Let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, today.  Please call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation by an experienced South Carolina truck accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device.  We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.

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