Georgetown, SC – The victim died of thermal injuries sustained in the crash when his tractor-trailer came over a hill and collided with another tractor-trailer that had backed up into the intersection. Physical evidence, testimony and a post-collision urinalysis revealed the driver operated the vehicle "with reckless disregard for the safety of others."
Tractor Trailer Accident
Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Marion, South Carolina
Orangeburg, SC – Ms. Perkins and Mr. Whetstone, with co-counsel, tried this tragic case in front of a jury for several days before a settlement of $4.5 million was reached in this tractor trailer case. They pursued wrongful death and other claims against a trucking company and the truck driver who had passed a stopped school bus and struck and killed a 9 year-old child. They were able to show not only that the truck driver violated state laws by passing in violation of the school bus stop arm, but that the truck was speeding.
Greenville, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented a young woman who was a passenger in a car that had pulled into a gas station to get fuel. A tractor trailer driver fell asleep and drove over the top of the parked car. The young woman had a miscarriage and suffered moderate to severe brain injury. The case was settled during litigation for $1.025 million, an amount exceeding the full insurance coverage carried by the trucking company.
Greenville, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented a young man who was struck while riding a motorcycle by a tractor trailer that ran a stop light and kept going. She was able to establish through discovery that the defendant trucking company was responsible. This tractor trailer case resolved after multiple sanctions hearings regarding discovery abuse and destroyed documents. The young man received $325,000 for orthopedic injuries to his ankle through the settlement of this tractor trailer case.
Columbia, SC -- Mr. Whetstone and Ms.
Columbia, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented a gentleman who was killed when a tanker truck changed lanes without warning and struck his car. The tanker left the scene of the accident but the police investigation established that the defendant tanker company was at fault. Ms. Perkins was able to recover wrongful death damages by way of settlement of this tractor trailer case of $350,000 for the victim's sister and cousin, who were his only surviving relatives.
Orangeburg, SC -- Ms. Perkins and co-counsel represented the wife of a man killed in a head-on collision between the tractor trailer he was driving and another tractor trailer. Even though the defendant truck-driver had counter-sued claiming the deceased driver was at fault, our attorneys were able to procure a settlement of $1.5 million for the tractor trailer wrongful death claim.
Anderson, SC -- Ms. Perkins along with co-counsel sought a judgment against a trucking company after a college student died when his disabled vehicle was struck at night on I-85 by a tractor trailer and burned with him inside it. This tractor trailer case was settled shortly before trial for $1 million.
Columbia, SC -- Mr. Fulda and Ms. Perkins pursued a claim against a trucking company for the death of motorist whose car struck a tractor trailer that was blocking a roadway while performing a u-turn at night. This tractor trailer case was resolved during litigation for $900,000.
Charleston, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented a woman who lost her sister, son and his wife in a catastrophic tractor trailer crash on Interstate I-26. Her tractor trailer death claim for the loss of her sister was settled in litigation for $500,000.