Big Truck Accidents in South Carolina
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, help victims of trucking accidents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties, South Carolina.
Big truck accidents are entirely different from car accidents and require a different type of personal injury help. The damage from a truck accident is vastly worse in almost all instances and cars are often totaled. The likelihood of fatality is also much higher. If your loved one was killed in a truck accident, you may have a wrongful death case. Truck accident survivors often suffer horrific injuries which require costly medical care.
Understanding Truck Accident Negligence
Many times, a very dangerous type of negligence is involved. Truck drivers are sometimes pressured to work longer hours than they are allowed to work by law—they have long distances to cover and trucking companies expect fast arrivals. Some truck drivers are under the influence of prescription or non-prescription drugs that help them stay awake or drive despite the discomfort of sitting in the same position for long hours. These drugs impair their judgment and contribute to negligence—not to mention that driving under the influence of drugs is illegal.
One of the big challenges in a truck accident lawsuit is figuring out who is truly at fault in the eyes of the law. Victims may not be able to recover from the truck driver as an individual motorist, even though the truck driver is the person who acted negligently and is at-fault for the accident. Truck drivers may not be considered by the courts to be the same as individual motorists—they are employees of large companies that will protect their interests vigorously with no regard for the victim. When the truck company is at fault, a set of commercial liability laws may require attention.
Working with a Trucking Accident Lawyer
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, offers strong representation for clients who have suffered losses in truck accidents in South Carolina. Our office knows how to navigate the unique dynamics and elements of trucking accident claims and ensures victims that it approaches truck accident cases with the necessary experience and understanding:
- Litigating against a commercial entity, not just an individual driver
- Filing with respect to interstate issues
- Discovering and presenting evidence related to the truck driver’s negligent acts
If you are the victim of a catastrophic truck accident, contact the Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III.