Large trucks are only involved in a small percentage of South Carolina motor vehicle accidents, but those collisions are more likely to cause serious injury or death. According to the National Safety Council, large trucks make up about 4% of registered vehicles, but about 9% of vehicles involved in fatal collisions.
Commercial truck accidents are often more dangerous because of the size and weight of the vehicle. That’s partly for the obvious reason–getting hit with 70,000-80,000 pounds can do a lot of damage. But, that’s not the only reason commercial trucks present a greater risk on the road.
If you’ve been injured in a commercial trucking accident or have lost a loved one to a large truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. But, truck accident cases are complicated. What you do immediately and shortly after the crash can have a big impact on your claim. That includes connecting with an experienced Charleston truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.
You can schedule a free consultation with The Hartman Law Firm right now by calling 843-300-7600 or filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Commercial truck drivers require special licensing for a reason. Operating a semi-truck or a tanker isn’t just like driving a scaled-up version of your car. Large commercial vehicles are harder to turn, are at greater risk of tipping or sliding out of control when forced to make abrupt adjustments, and take longer to slow down and stop than smaller vehicles. So, it’s harder for them to avoid collisions and they often have greater momentum when they do crash.
In South Carolina you have three years to file most truck accident claims, and most personal injury claims. But, delay can seriously hurt your case and make it more difficult to recover fair compensation for your injuries, property damage, lost income, and other damages.
When you retain attorney Frank Hartman, you can count on his experience, knowledge, and determination to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. You can also hand off the stress and risk to your case that comes with interacting with the insurance company. In short, we’ll put our skills and experience to work for you while you relax and focus on your recovery.
The initial consultation is free and there’s no obligation. Call (843) 300-7600 right now, or fill out the contact form on this site to get started.