Tractor trailer accidents involve 18-wheelers, tanker trucks, or similar commercial vehicles. Crashes involving 18-wheelers are often catastrophic because of the massive weight of the commercial vehicles. Trucking companies are subject to extensive safety regulations, making these types of crashes and the determination of fault far more complex than a typical car accident.
The experienced tractor trailer accident lawyers at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda do not back down to powerful and intimidating insurance companies, and we will fight tirelessly to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. For a free case evaluation, please call our experienced lawyers serving Columbia, Kingstree, Myrtle Beach and the surrounding cities at (803) 828-6100.
Common Types of Truck Accident Claims
A truck accident claim typically arises when a certain party does any of the following:
- Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations
- Violation of hours of service regulations
- Unbalanced truck cargo
- Overloaded truck cargo
- Truck driver fatigue
- Truck driver intoxication
- Truck driver error
- Negligent hiring practices
- Inadequate driver training
These causes of trucking accidents listed above are not exhaustive, and there can certainly be other acts of negligence or carelessness that may have contributed to the accident that injured you. During your individualized consultation with our lawyers, we will discuss all of your options moving forward. Our client-focused lawyers handle each case in a personalized manner, making sure your claim is thoughtfully handled all the way through to the best possible resolution.
Experienced South Carolina Trucking Accident Lawyers
With several interstate highways traversing through South Carolina, tractor trailer and semi-truck accidents are not uncommon. Interstates 20, 26 and 77 circle Columbia, making accidents between local commuters and cross-country trucking operations not all that unusual.
At Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, our experienced trucking accident attorneys have direct experience working with trucking accident cases that are affected by state, Federal and municipal laws. Our lawyers understand and can anticipate how your trucking accident case may be influenced by regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the agency whose mission includes prevention of injuries and fatalities related to commercial vehicles. We know how to urge the rapid dispatch of scene preservation specialists, which can result in the capturing of important evidence in your case.
After suffering the kind of catastrophic injury that a trucking accident is capable of causing, you deserve maximum compensation for the devastating consequences you are facing, such as:
- Loss of wages from being unable to work
- Current and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitative care expenses
- Extreme pain and suffering
Our experienced lawyers utilize the latest in media and digital technology to demonstrate key aspects of your case to potential mediators, judges and juries. We want to listen to you to understand all of the ways the injury has impacted your life, so that we can pursue the best outcome for you and your family.
If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident in Columbia, Kingstree, Myrtle Beach or elsewhere in South Carolina, please contact the experienced trucking accident lawyers at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, at (803) 828-6100.