Charleston Truck Accident Attorney
Compassionate Representation in Columbia & Charleston
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.
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. Our Charleston
personal injury lawyer 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
Types of Truck Accidents
Rear-end and side collisions
The first type of accident that should be discussed is a rear-end or side
collision accident. It can be caused by the malfunction of the air brake.
This can occur when a tractor-trailer is driving downhill. Even with a
significant amount of pressure placed on the air brake, the truck can
A rollover can take place if a driver loses control of the vehicle. When
the truck is making a sharp turn, for example, it can be tipped by an
object or uneven ground and rollover. Fatality numbers from a rollover
truck accident are very high.
An underride accident takes place when a small vehicle hits the rear end
of a large truck and slides under the truck. Driver negligence and distractions
can cause these collisions, which typically result in
A large truck and a smaller vehicle can collide and cause a crushing impact
when they are heading toward each other. Severe
neck and back injuries and
crushing injuries often result.
There are many different ways a truck can be involved in an accident with
another vehicle. These situations can be not only physically dangerous
but also financially destructive. No matter what type of truck accident
has taken place, we advise you to get this situation taken care of as
soon as possible. A Charleston truck accident attorney who has handled
many truck accident cases can also help you identify the kind of accident
that occurred and what claims should be filed.
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
McLeod Law Group, LLC has extensive experience in practicing
personal injury law in both Charleston and Columbia, SC. We have represented individuals
in personal injury cases of all types, such as those that involve large
truck collisions. Call on our skilled Charleston truck accident attorney
today to begin your case!
Contact us for assistance in filing a truck accident claim if you have been injured.
McLeod Law Group, LLC has offices in both Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina:
Charleston Office Address:
Columbia Office Address:
3 Morris Street, Suite A
Charleston, SC 29403
2909 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205