Charleston Truck Accident Attorney
Charleston Truck Accident Lawyer: Mullins McLeod
Operating standards in the trucking industry are heavily regulated by state and federal laws. These laws delineate how much a fully loaded truck may weigh, who is allowed to operate a truck on the road, the type of training necessary to obtain a trucking license, and how many hours a driver may operate a truck before having to stop and rest. If a truck driver or trucking company violates any of these laws, and causes an accident as a result, the responsible party may be held fully liable for any damages sustained by innocent individuals in the crash.
McLeod Law Group, LLC has extensive experience in practicing
personal injury law. Mullins McLeod has represented individuals in personal injury cases of all types, such as those that involve large truck collisions. If you have been harmed in a truck accident that was not your fault, we encourage you to contact our firm as soon as you are able. We will utilize the many resources of our firm in seeking the compensation that you require to cover the costs of your injuries and any other related damages
Negligence in Truck Accidents
Negligence is the primary factor in a large percentage of truck accidents. Examples of this negligence include:
- The trucking company's failure to adequately maintain its vehicles
- The driver's failure to inspect tires, brakes, and lights before driving on the road
- The trucking company setting unrealistic schedules for its drivers, leading to overly aggressive/reckless driving or driver fatigue
- Truck driver distraction, such as cell phone or electronic navigation use
- The driver consuming drugs or alcohol while operating the vehicle
Contact Mullins McLeod
for assistance in filing a personal injury claim if you have been injured in a truck accident.