TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

Every year, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety releases the SC Traffic Collision Fact Book. In 2016 alone, there were 4,824 collisions involving eighteen wheelers. Driver error is the leading cause of these collisions. When it comes to trucking/tractor-trailer accidents, there are many factors that can go wrong. Whether the driver is fatigued, under the influence, or driving recklessly, these accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. A tractor-trailer driver’s negligence can be the cause of your injury and/or loss of a life.

Drivers and trucking companies must comply with many rules and regulations put in place by federal and state government agencies, such as the state and federal Departments of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Department of Public Safety. Your accident may be the result of a failure to obey one or more of these laws. These rules and regulations are unfamiliar to most accident victims, which is why it is important to involve an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable on all aspects of tractor-trailer policies, procedures, and industry standards. Cavanaugh & Thickens provides statewide assistance to victims of tractor-trailer accidents across South Carolina from their office in Columbia to help clients level the playing field with the large trucking corporations.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle, it is important to immediately involve an experienced attorney to preserve critical evidence and protect your rights following the accident.  We understand that these accidents are life-changing, often involving serious personal injuries or even death, and we are prepared to take on the trucking and insurance companies while you and your family focus on recovery.

To learn more about how we can help your case in the event of a tractor-trailer accident, please fill out the form below or contact us.

TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

Every year, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety releases the SC Traffic Collision Fact Book. In 2016 alone, there were 4,824 collisions involving eighteen wheelers. Driver error is the leading cause of these collisions. When it comes to trucking/tractor-trailer accidents, there are many factors that can go wrong. Whether the driver is fatigued, under the influence, or driving recklessly, these accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. A tractor-trailer driver’s negligence can be the cause of your injury and/or loss of a life.

Drivers and trucking companies must comply with many rules and regulations put in place by federal and state government agencies, such as the state and federal Departments of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Department of Public Safety. Your accident may be the result of a failure to obey one or more of these laws. These rules and regulations are unfamiliar to most accident victims, which is why it is important to involve an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable on all aspects of tractor-trailer policies, procedures, and industry standards. Cavanaugh & Thickens provides statewide assistance to victims of tractor-trailer accidents across South Carolina from their office in Columbia to help clients level the playing field with the large trucking corporations.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle, it is important to immediately involve an experienced attorney to preserve critical evidence and protect your rights following the accident.  We understand that these accidents are life-changing, often involving serious personal injuries or even death, and we are prepared to take on the trucking and insurance companies while you and your family focus on recovery.

To learn more about how we can help your case in the event of a tractor-trailer accident, please fill out the form below or contact us.