Have you suffered irreparable damage because you were ran off the road by a truck driver? Are you attempting to negotiate claim settlement on your own with an insurance provider to receive the compensation and damages that you deserve? Feel free to contact Anastopoulo Law Firm today for skilled and experienced professional representation. Our team of South Carolina auto accident attorneys at the Anastopoulo Law Firm are prepared to advocate on your behalf to help you recover payment for any and all damages incurred. Call 1-800-313-AKIM(2546) to get started with a free case review.
Understanding Trucking Accident Related Legal Issues
Trucking accidents are distinguished from regular car accidents in that they involve large trailers, typically weighing over 10,000+ pounds, that collide with pedestrians or other vehicles on the road. In the United States, almost 500,000 trucking accidents occur each year with 5,000 resulting in deaths. Trucking collisions are responsible for one out of every eight traffic fatalities each year.
In South Carolina, automobile drivers share the road with truck drivers transporting wares of their employers across the United States. These truck drivers who drive all day often become tired and even fall asleep at the wheel, causing catastrophic accidents that affect innocent bystanders. Though all automobile accidents can have potentially catastrophic effects, the dangers become even greater when large transport trucks are involved. Keep in mind that the attorneys at Anastopoulo Law Firm are here today to help you in the aftermath of a wreck.
If you have been a victim of a trucking accident there are a variety of entities who can be held liable for your injuries, or may otherwise be required to remit compensation and damages for your injuries. The driver of the truck may be held personally liable for the accident causing your personal injury, especially if the accident was caused by the negligent acts of the truck driver. If this driver was the employee of another when the trucking accident occurred, the business employing the truck driver may also be held liable. If you have insurance coverage at the time of your trucking accident, you should be able to submit an insurance claim in order to have your medical bills paid and receive compensation for damages to your vehicle.
Contact The Anastopoulo Law Firm South Carolina Trucking Accident Attorneys Today
Accidents involving commercial trucks can be quite serious and result in serious personal injuries. Please contact the South Carolina trucking accident attorneys at Anastopoulo Law Firm if you have been injured in a truck accident. Call today at (800) 313-AKIM(2546) for a free consultation.