Charleston Trucking Accident Lawyers
A car wreck involving a Tractor Trailer or “18 wheeler” will often result in serious damage to your vehicle and catastrophic personal injuries. Our highways and roads are full of all types of commercial trucks. Because of the size, loads and often failures to follow proper safety procedures truck accidents happen way too frequently. Special laws regulate how trucks must operate on our roads. If there has been an accident of even death caused by a commercial truck then please seek the advice of a law firm that understands the rules and responsibilities that govern the safe operation of trucks. Do not hesitate to contact us if you know of an injury or death caused by an encounter with a commercial truck/tractor trailer in Charleston, South Carolina.
Motor Carriers which operate Trucking Companies that are “interstate”, meaning they operate across state borders are governed by the Federal Government. They must register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, (FMCSA), obtain a U.S. Department Transportation Number, and get permission to operate. The significance of this means that the Trucking Companies must comply with a vast amount of Federal Statutes. Often when an accident occurs, we discover that the driver of the truck was violating something. Our Firm retains an expert who will go to the wrecked “18 wheeler” truck and inspect it. The expert will download all of the data that the black box recorded. The details of this can potentially allow us to establish what the driver was doing at the time of the collision.
When Our Firm is retained for an accident like this we launch our own investigation in order to determine exactly how and why your accident occurred. It is often the negligence of the driver which caused the collision. Federal Regulations require these “18 wheelers” to carry a minimum of $750,000 worth of insurance for liability for injuries caused to the public.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Tractor Trailer in Charleston, South Carolina, Please contact Crantford Meehan using the form below.
Charleston Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers.