Truckers are required to maintain a commercial driver’s license and must adhere to strict federal trucking laws and regulations. Truckers are held to such exacting standards because the vehicles they drive can cause serious or fatal injuries to others.
Unfortunately, trucking accidents are far too common and many truck accidents are caused as a result of trucker negligence, which may include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Failure to properly secure loads
- Failure to check brakes, tires and lights
- Weight violations
- Failure to maintain a safe distance
- Unsafe driving in adverse weather conditions
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Hatfield Temple in Florence, South Carolina. Our attorneys have decades of experience in personal injury litigation and have advocated on behalf of thousands of injured clients. We have successfully obtained compensation on behalf of many clients who have been injured in truck accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, it is important that you retain an attorney who understands that truck accident claims are different from car accident claims. To properly handle a truck accident case, a personal injury attorney must have a thorough understanding of complex insurance coverage issues, trucking company policies and commercial trucking laws.
Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to protect your rights. We thoroughly investigate the cause of trucking accidents and have the ability to enlist the assistance of highly qualified experts, when necessary, who can assist in the management of complex trucking accident claims. Such experts may include accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, forensic economists, life care planners and other qualified experts. Our goal in each case is to secure the full compensation our clients need and deserve.