Securing Compensation For Tractor Trailer Injuries
If you have driven on the major South Carolina roadways including I-77, I-26, and I-20, you know first hand that 18 wheelers and logging trucks can be dangerous.
The trucking industry is indispensable, transporting goods that we as South Carolinians use on a day to day basis. Our reliance creates a huge responsibility for truck drivers who spend countless hours delivering us the services we need. When a tractor trailer or logging truck gets into the wrong hands, the consequences can be deadly.
Tractor trailer accidents occur for a number of reasons including:
- driver fatigue and exhaustion,
- overloaded or oversized trucks,
- speeding, reckless or aggressive driving, and
- lack of training
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the two most common driver related factors which result in an accident are failure to keep in the proper lane and driving too fast. Given the amount of force resulting from the impact of a tractor trailer accident can result in permanent disability or even death.
Common tractor trailer injuries include:
- head, neck and spinal trauma, and
- a claim for wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has been injured or even killed as a result of tractor trailer accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries including lost wages, current and future medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and depending upon the facts of your case, punitive damages to punish the at fault driver for his actions.
The South Carolina tractor trailer wreck attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. have the resources and experience you need to thoroughly investigate your case and secure the compensation you deserve. Contact the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. today at 803.252.4800 for a free no-cost consultation to discuss the facts of your case.