Our Columbia injury lawyers are experienced in investigation of tractor trailer crashes and representing families harmed by negligent operation of trucks and other commercial vehicles. Once we are retained, our attorneys immediately take action to investigate such claims utilizing the assistance of a team of accident reconstruction and trucking safety professionals.
The laws applicable to the trucking industry make the investigation and handling of trucking crash cases much different than normal automobile accident claims. Whether you call them a semi truck, tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, or big rig, we can all agree that commercial trucks are very dangerous when not operated lawfully.
We understand and care that when an injury occurs people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and other damages. We can put our experience to work immediately toward helping victims of careless or wrongful conduct obtain prompt and appropriate compensation.
At Proffitt & Cox, LLP, our attorneys represent truck accident victims following an accident anywhere in South Carolina. Our firm operates on a contingency fee arrangement for personal injury cases, meaning that if we fail to secure you compensation, you do not owe us any attorney fees for our services. Contact our South Carolina injury attorneys today by calling us locally at 803-834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 for a free consultation regarding a truck accident lawsuit.
Tractor-trailer accidents are among the most dangerous collisions that occur on our roadways. When owners and drivers of commercial trucks do not conform to required standards, the consequences can be deadly. Truck accident liability may seem difficult to determine, but our Columbia injury attorneys know how to pursue compensation effectively from those responsible.
Driver errors are a common cause of truck accidents. Trucking companies may push their drivers too far with strict shipping deadlines. This amount of work may contribute to stress, fatigue and inattentiveness that can lead to accidents. In many cases, the trucking company is liable for driver errors. However, if the driver was on a personal errand unrelated to the job, the truck driver is likely responsible.
Trucking companies must employ competent drivers and follow all federal regulations to limit the risk of accidents. If truck drivers cause accidents while on duty, if the company fails to follow regulations, or does not provide the proper training for the driver, the trucking company may be liable.
The individual or company leasing the equipment must properly maintain its fleet of trucks and trailers to prevent crashes.
If a manufacturer supplies a truck owner with faulty parts that contribute to a collision, the manufacturer may be responsible.
If the shipper places excess or uneven weight in the truck or otherwise fails to load the trailer correctly, this may cause an accident.
The number of defendants can make a truck accident case complex. For example, if the trucking company claims brake failure caused the accident, the brake company may blame the truck owner for not maintaining the brakes, which could have caused them to fail.
Semi trucks can cause severe injuries and fatal accidents. These enormous vehicles leave victims with costly medical bills. If you suffered injuries from an accident with a negligent 18 wheeler or other commercial truck, you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages as well as pain and suffering.
Our Columbia injury lawyers will work hard to secure compensation from those liable for your accident. Contact Proffitt & Cox, LLP today by calling our local South Carolina phone number at 803-834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 for a free consultation. You can also fill out and submit the contact form located on our site.
Truck accidents are devastating and can leave you with severe injuries that may affect you permanently. Experiencing a truck or big rig accident can also be traumatizing, with many individuals and families not knowing where to turn to for help. Your legal rights and ability to gain compensation may be the last thing on your mind.
However, following a semi truck accident, attorneys and investigators for the trucking company often appear quickly on the scene to minimize the company’s liability and limit your right to compensation. The Columbia injury attorneys at Proffitt & Cox, LLP want you to know what to do after a semi accident to improve your opportunity to receive compensation after suffering serious injuries in a truck accident caused by negligence.
Gaining the right legal support is crucial for any trucking accident case. Our Columbia injury lawyers know how to hold the negligent parties liable for truck crashes caused by negligence, and use their legal knowledge to secure compensation for victims. If you suffered an injury from a big rig accident, contact our injury law firm today by phone at 8038347097 for a free consultation. Truck accident victims and their families can also call the firm toll free at (877) 834-7097, or reach out to us online through our contact form.
We offer free initial consultations for all injury cases. We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our fees are a percentage of what we recover for you. You will not owe us any attorney’s fees in such cases unless we are successful in obtaining compensation on your behalf.
Our South Carolina accident attorneys have recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. These claims involved automobile accidents, trucking accidents, harmful prescription drugs, medical malpractice, product liability, slip and fall accidents and class action cases. Review our representative cases to see some of our past successes and review our client testimonials to see what some of our clients have to say about us.