South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer
Tractor Trailers carry cargo up and down the highways and byways of South Carolina from Myrtle Beach through Florence, Columbia, and to the foothills and mountains each and every day, sharing the road with us as we transport ourselves, our families and our friends to work, school, and on vacation. The enormous size of commercial vehicles compared to passenger vehicles can be a large threat if the commercial vehicles are not controlled properly. Many people have had the unsettling experience of travelling next to a tractor trailer, or other commercial vehicle that simply gets a little too close for comfort. Tractor trailers are not the only large motor vehicles on the road that can pose a potential danger. Car Transporters, Gas or Chemical Carriers, Buses, Box Trucks, Logging Trucks, RVs, and semis, are also types of commercial vehicles that can be a danger to passenger vehicles.
So, what should you do if you are involved in an automobile accident in South Carolina?
Truck drivers need to be alert constantly. The slightest mistake, loss of concentration, or judgement error could very easily cause a major highway or roadway collision, leaving the passenger vehicle victim of that collision with catastrophic injuries, including broken bones, damage to vital internal organs, neck and back injuries, paralysis, and even death. The truck accident attorneys at Tippens & Zurosky represent individuals and families injured in collisions with commercial vehicles in South Carolina. From Anderson to York, and everywhere in between, if you or a loved one were in a crash with an 18-Wheeler in South Carolina, the attorneys at Tippens & Zurosky Law Firm can help.
We are personable, experienced, and aggressive, and our firm takes great pride in promoting a family atmosphere at Tippens and Zurosky. Let us put our family to work for you and your family. We have the energy and know how to be your voice against the insurance companies, and self-insured trucking companies, and help you get the justice you deserve. We work with a number of highly qualified experts including economists, and vocational specialists. Let us dispatch an accident reconstruction expert to the accident scene as soon as possible to assess, preserve, and document the evidence.
Truck companies are responsible for the capability and training of their drivers, and making sure that their vehicles are safe and properly maintained so that they are not a danger for the other vehicles they encounter on the road. If truck drivers are not fully trained, alert and focused, they will not be able to operate their vehicle safely. Other causes of passenger car versus tractor trailer truck accidents include:
- Brake or Other Equipment Failure
- Exceeding a Safe Speed for the Road Conditions
- Improper Passing
- Reckless or Aggressive Driving
- Alcohol or Drug Impairment
- Carrying an Unsafe load
- Improper Backing
- Following Too Closely
- Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA)
- Disregarding Traffic Signals or Road Markings
- Failure to Reduce Speed
- Tires in Poor Condition
- Sleep Deprived Drivers
Contact Tippens and Zurosky for a free consultation with a qualified South Carolina certified attorney today. We handle all South Carolina Truck Accident Cases, and we work on a contingency fee which means there is no legal fee unless we recover for you and your family. So, if you have been injured in a collision with a commercial vehicle in South Carolina, let us make the law work for YOU!