Category Archives: Truck Accidents

Why do I need uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage?

An estimated 9% to 11% of drivers in South Carolina drive without carrying any automobile insurance,  according to various studies. Vehicle insurance is required by South Carolina law, but a significant people of number drive without it. Nationwide, the rate of uninsured drivers was 13% in 2015. Uninsured motorist rates varied substantially among individual states, ranging from 4.5 percent in Maine to 26.7 percent in Florida, according to the Insurance Research Council. Uninsured motorist coverage protects you and relatives who live with you.  If you are in a car wreck in which the at-fault driver has no insurance, you can turn to your own policy to pay your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other injuries and damages. By law, your policy includes $25,000 of uninsured motorist coverage if one person is injured and $50,000 of such coverage if two or more persons are injured. Underinsured motorist coverage…
Read More »

Posted in Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents | Leave a comment

Is a Trucking Company Partially at Fault for My Accident?

A commercial truck driver has been sentenced to four years in prison for a fatal collision that killed a 60-year-old daycare worker. One day before Thanksgiving, the 43-year-old trucker was driving a tractor-trailer when he crossed the center line on Route 5, colliding with an older woman’s car. The mother of five was killed within yards of the church she attended. When police searched his car, they found an open container of alcohol, along with methamphetamine and cocaine. Investigators later found out that the man had a long criminal history, including possession and DUI. Police discovered that the man’s license had been suspended in his home state, so he should never have been behind the wheel. Chances are the man was enjoying special treatment as the son of the trucking company’s owner. The incident launched a federal investigation into the trucking company, which inspectors determined had been operating recklessly with…
Read More »

Posted in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents | Leave a comment

Orange Juice Contaminates South Carolina Swamp Due to Trucking Accident

In some trucking accidents, the cargo can do just as much damage as the collision. Even seemingly safe materials could leak out and damage the environment, the roadway or other cars in the accident. In local news, police reported that 300 gallons of orange juice leaked into a South Carolina swamp after a serious trucking accident on June 6. Based on evidence at the scene, investigators concluded that excessive speed caused the truck to drive off I-95 near Yemasee, and hit over a dozen trees before plunging into an embankment. First responders found the truck on its side with heavy damage to the cab, and the truck’s cargo rapidly leaking into the swamp. The truck driver, a 63-year-old Florida man, and a female passenger suffered several serious injuries. Both were transported to the hospital for treatment. While the leak may seem inconsequential because it was only orange juice, the spill…
Read More »

Posted in Personal Injury, Truck Accidents | Leave a comment