Last updated October 29, 2022
Truck accidents are often more serious than other motor vehicle accidents, because of the size, weight, and momentum of a large commercial truck. In addition to South Carolina traffic laws, the federal government has laws and regulations in place to help protect against large truck accidents.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidents involving drunk drivers are responsible for roughly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. When the accident involves a large commercial truck, the risk of fatalities is even higher.
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Jackknife accidents are a type of accident that are specific to articulated vehicles, which are vehicles that are made up of multiple segments attached by a movable joint. When a semi-truck jackknifes, the trailer folds in against the cab, often coming to rest fully against the cab of the truck. A truck that has jackknifed is virtually impossible to control, making it extremely dangerous to any other motorists in the vicinity. Under South Carolina law victims of jackknife accidents caused by someone else’s negligence are generally entitled to compensation.
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