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Most medium to heavy trucks weigh at least 20 times more than the average motor vehicle, and as much as 30 times or more when a truck is loaded. This massive size and weight make truck accidents some of the most severe and most likely to be deadly. South Carolina’s Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) reports that in 2017, truck tractors, including semi-trucks, tankers, flat beds, and auto-transport carriers, were involved in more than 5,000 crashes which included 59 fatal crashes, and about 1,200 accidents that resulted in one or more injuries.
Even in Florence, truck accidents can result in catastrophic and life-altering injuries that devastate victims and their families and bring financial hardship in addition to physical pain and mental anguish. If you or a loved one has been injured in truck accident, South Carolina law entitles you to seek damages in civil court as long as you do so before the three-year statute of limitations runs out. A skilled truck accident attorney can help you recover your losses and deal with the increased injury, increased property damage, and large insurance policies that come with a truck accident. Contact Hughey Law Firm at (843) 881-8644 to discuss the details of your case with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.
Hughey Law Firm has encountered multiple types of personal injury lawsuits in their practice, including those that involve truck accidents. The skilled legal team has negotiated, settled, and litigated cases resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars for their clients. Past results include $750,000 for a truck driver who sustained an injury because of a defective highway, a $2,000,000 settlement for a client who was injured after a truck hit his motorcycle, and a client with catastrophic injuries, including paralysis, who received a $5,000,000 settlement. These examples don’t guarantee results in every case, but the legal team at Hughey Law Firm will aggressively seek the best outcome for your truck accident injury lawsuit.
A truck accident injury victim might experience the same injuries as they would in an accident with cars or other types of motor vehicle accidents. Yet, the size of trucks exacerbate the severity of an injury. Truck accident injuries are more likely to result in permanent disability or death than any other type of motor vehicle accident injuries. The following truck accident injuries require the aid of a qualified attorney so victims and families get the compensation that they deserve:
State law obligates each licensed driver with a duty of care towards other drivers on the road. Federal law, state law, and society in general hold truck drivers, most of which hold commercial drivers’ licenses (CDL), to a higher standard. Sometimes a driver might lose control of the truck because of maintenance failure, a defective road, or careless motorists. Other times outright traffic law violations might lead to an accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) cites the following as some of the common causes of truck accidents:
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a truck accident, state law permits you to sue for damages related the accident and injury. Some damages that you might recover if you sue a negligent truck driver or trucking company include:
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Florence, contact the skilled truck accident lawyers at Hughey Law Firm online or call at (843) 881-8644 for a free consultation. An experienced personal injury attorney from our team can handle the details of your case while you focus on healing and recovery during this difficult time.
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