Charleston Truck Accident Attorneys
Experienced Injury Representation in South Carolina
Truck accidents differ from private vehicle accidents in three important
ways. First, they involve professional drivers who are held to higher
levels of accountability than private individuals. Second, they involve
commercial entities who can bear responsibility for the behavior of the
drivers and vehicles under their authority. Third, they involve vehicles
with far more mass and weight than normal.
Who Can Be Held Liable in a Truck Accident?
Determining liability in a truck accident can be incredibly complex because
it often requires extensive investigations done by various experts. In
some cases, liability may point to one person, while in other cases, multiple
parties may be to blame. This means that you may need to deal with multiple
entities and insurance carriers that may be across state lines.
Liability can fall on one or more of the following parties:
Truck driver: The driver can be held liable if he drove fatigued, exceeded the hours
of service, was speeding, or drove while intoxicated.
Trucking company: The trucking company is responsible for properly hiring, training, and
setting realistic expectations for their drivers. They are also required
to make sure that their trucks are safe from
auto defects by conducting regular maintenance.
Truck part manufacturer: If a defectively designed or manufactured part or equipment is to blame,
then the manufacturer may be held liable. Proving will usually require
experts who understand the mechanics and engineering of trucking equipment.
Cargo/shipping company: By law, trucks must not exceed the maximum load and must be loaded properly
so the weight is distributed evenly.
Providing Tough Advocacy for Victims of Commercial Truck Accidents
If you've been injured in an
auto accident involving a truck or other commercial vehicle, it is important that you
speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Our Charleston truck accident
Kahn Law Firm, LLP have
80 years combined experience. Along the way, we've learned what it takes to deal with corporate
entities who are often far more concerned with covering their tracks than
in making their victims whole. The initial consultation is free, and we
can come to you if you're not able to come to us.
if you were injured in an accident involving:
- A tractor trailer
- A tanker truck
- A delivery vehicle
- A large freight truck
- An 18-wheeler
Don't Trust Just Any Personal Injury Firm!
There are plenty of
personal injury lawyers in Charleston, but not all of them are committed to personalized client care. At
Kahn Law Firm, LLP, we rely on facts to build a strong case. As such, we routinely turn down
cases that cannot stand up under scrutiny. By limiting our case load,
we're able to ensure that each client we do represent gets all of
the attention they deserve.
Each year in South Carolina, more than 1,000 commercial truck accidents
take place. Just as often, the commercial insurance companies who are
on the hook for damages do all they can to limit their liability. Don't
take chances with your financial future.
Call a Charleston personal injury attorney at Kahn Law Firm, LLP at
(843) 547-0240, to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.