Columbia Truck Accidents Lawyer
Lexington Trucking Crash Attorney
Truck accidents are much more common than many people realize. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more workers die in truck accidents than nearly any other occupation — and that does not account for the people in the other vehicles who are injured or killed in trucking crashes.
At Popowski, Callas & Shirley, P.A., our attorneys are experienced in representing victims of truck accidents. We understand the massive destruction that can be caused by when an 18-wheeler crashes into a passenger vehicle and we know how to help.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents don't just happen. They are often caused by negligence, carelessness or greed. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driver fatigue
- Violating hours-of-service regulations
- Improper truck maintenance
- Worn or defective tires or brakes
- Lack of safety equipment or markings
- Improper loading
- Dangerous or defective highways
- Lack of proper signs, signals or guardrails
Our attorneys will review the police report and work to obtain the driver's log books and data from the truck's black box recorder. When necessary, we will retain an accident reconstructionist to determine exactly what occurred and who is liable for damages. Is it the owner of the semi tractor-trailer, the shop the maintained the big rig, the warehouse that loaded it or someone else?
Pursuing Compensation for the Injured
Our lawyers will identify all possible sources of compensation and pursue full financial compensation for your damages, including pain and suffering, medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, property damage, permanent disability or disfigurement and more. We have a long record of success in obtaining compensation for people injured in truck accidents.
Please contact our office in Columbia, South Carolina, for a free consultation and case evaluation.