Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents In South Carolina

Accidents with 18-wheelers or other large commercial trucks can happen, whether you are driver along Interstate 26 or even along smaller roads and highways. Unfortunately, these accidents often result in severe injuries to those involved. At Drennan Law Firm we know how to navigate through the personal injury legal process to help you seek compensation for medical bills, property damage, and lost wages.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

While weather and road conditions can be the cause of semi-truck accidents, many accidents are the direct result of negligence due to the driver or the trucking company that employs the driver. Below are some of the more common causes of truck accidents.

  • Driver Fatigue - With long trips and tight schedules, drivers are often on the road longer than they should be. This can lead to severe driver fatigue which is responsible for many accidents involving semi-trucks.
  • Improper Loading - If a trailer is packed by inexperienced packers or loaders that are in a hurry, there can be an improper weight distribution that can lead to accidents along the route.
  • Unsecured Loads - Improperly secured loads on an 18-wheeler or other large truck may result in severe and sometimes fatal accidents on busy interstates such as Interstate 526.
  • Improper Maintenance - Regular and routine maintenance is necessary to ensure that braking systems are working properly, tires are not worn, and trailers are properly secured. Failure to maintain a commercial truck can lead to devastating roadway accidents.
  • Distracted Driving - Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents among many drivers, but when it involves a semi, the results can be devastating. While the number one form of driver distraction is cell phone use, drivers can also be distracted due to radios and navigation aids.

Contact an Attorney to Help With Your Personal Injury Claim

If you have been injured due to an accident with a semi-truck or other large commercial truck, it is important to contact legal counsel right away to help navigate the claims process as well as properly file for compensation for medical and property damage. The trucking company will likely retain legal counsel immediately following the accident so to protect your rights it is important to do the same. Contact one of our personal injury attorneys at Drennan Law Firm today 843-352-4149 or email for your no risk consultation.