Skilled Commercial Trucking And Big Truck Accidents Litigation
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., helps victims of trucking accidents in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties in 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 nonprescription 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. Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal.
One of the foremost 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, state and federal commercial liability laws may require attention.
Working With A Trucking Accident Lawyer
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., offers strong representation for clients who have suffered losses in truck accidents in South Carolina. Attorneys at the firm know how to navigate the unique dynamics and elements of trucking accident claims, and ensure victims that they approach truck accident cases with the necessary experience and understanding of:
- 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, P.A..
You Have Just Three Years After Your Accident To Start Your Claim
Under Carolina’s statute of limitation laws, you have three years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. Some exceptions may apply, but the bottom line is that you have limited time to seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries after a trucking accident. Call 843-722-8048 or send an email to arrange for a free consultation with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.
Contact The Firm Now
If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries, please contact the firm’s office in Charleston to schedule a free consultation. The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A., represents severe and catastrophic injury cases requiring complex litigation. You may send the firm an email through this secure website or call 843-722-8048.