Have you been injured in a traffic accident involving a large commercial truck in Charleston? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. An accident with one of the many large tractor-trailer trucks, or “18-wheelers,” that we commonly see in and around Charleston is frightening and rarely turns out well for a smaller vehicle. Those truck drivers are often tired or simply careless after long hours on the road. When the truck driver or trucking company’s carelessness or negligence leads to a severe injury accident, they could and should be held accountable.
The Charleston truck accident lawyers of Murphy Crantford Meehan have extensive experience handling 18-wheeler accident cases. We have the resources and skills to fight for you, so call us today for a free consultation.
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The attorneys at Murphy Crantford Meehan use our own investigators for commercial truck collisions. We know how to collect data to best determine the commercial truck driver’s actions prior to the collision. If they are at fault, we can find the evidence to make your case for you.
In 2019, commercial motor vehicles were involved in almost 4,000 collisions in South Carolina. In accidents involving smaller automobiles, these large trucks contributed to 22% of all traffic collision deaths, and Charleston County tied for first place in deaths from tractor-trailer collisions.
These numbers are unacceptable, and we will keep fighting for unsuspecting Charleston drivers so that these large trucking companies take their responsibilities seriously. For too long, Charleston has ranked high in traffic collision statistics.
Truck accident victims should seek medical treatment, either at the accident scene or immediately after leaving the scene. You may not notice any injuries at first, but it’s important to get checked out by your doctor to begin making the documentation trail to support a claim for medical expenses.
If you are able, you should also:
Contact us for answers specific to your case. Here are some general truck accident questions that people often:
Driver error is to blame for most vehicle collisions in South Carolina. The commercial truck companies that employ drivers who go across several states and through Charleston are responsible for training those drivers properly and complying with a number of federal laws. They must also carry liability insurance of at least $750,000.
These commercial companies must also properly maintain their trucks, yet how many times have you witnessed violent tractor-trailer tire blow-outs in Charleston? That type of negligence is unacceptable, and those companies should pay when that negligence injures other Charleston drivers.
A commercial truck accident injury claim can be complicated. The trucking company or driver may try to claim the tires were defective, for example. For this reason, you need the help of an experienced Charleston truck accident injury claim attorney.
More serious injuries include traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and limb amputation.
Call an experienced Charleston truck accident attorney as soon as you seek medical care and before you talk to any insurance company representative.
The experienced truck accident attorneys at Murphy Crantford Meehan work on contingency. You owe nothing until you receive compensation.