Experienced Representation from South Carolina Truck Accident Attorneys After a Serious Highway Collision
We are here for you when a truck driver’s negligence causes injury or the death of a loved one.
Truck accidents cause some of the most catastrophic injuries we have seen at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC. The destructive force that can be wielded by a fully-loaded seventy or eighty thousand pound 18-wheeler at highway speed (65 mph) is best described in the language of physics. The truck’s energy of movement (its kinetic energy) would be able to produce enough power to light your home – one kilowatt – for nearly an hour; that of a four thousand pound car traveling at the same speed would produce that single kilowatt for only about twelve minutes. Small wonder then, that when trucks and cars collide at highway speed 72 percent of the fatalities are among occupants of the cars.
Why do highway truck accidents happen?
Among the major reasons for these accidents are:
However, no two highway truck accidents are identical, and each presents unique challenges both for the injured person and his or her legal representative. That is why it is critical that you have the support of a knowledgeable, experienced South Carolina truck accident lawyer to investigate on the victim’s behalf. Trucking companies, insurance companies 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. That’s why we work so hard on every case we handle at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC.
McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC’s attorneys are accident litigators who investigate thoroughly in order to identify and hold the responsible parties legally and financially accountable to the victim. We ensure that the trucking company preserves all the evidence, including the truck itself. We subpoena other vital evidence such as drivers’ logs and employment records, truck maintenance records, and other important documentation. We also work closely with other experts – investigators, accident reconstruction specialists, and economic impact analysts. 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.
Put your trust in the South Carolina law firm that puts people first
McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC’s team of hard-working, no-nonsense South Carolina truck accident attorneys has extensive experience advocating for families and individuals who have been injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one because of truckers’ negligence on the highway. We are dedicated, driven and committed to delivering results. Let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
Contact McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, today. 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.