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Truck Accident Attorneys

a dump truck stuck in a ditchSouth Carolina's scenic highways are often traversed by large commercial vehicles traveling both interstate and intrastate. Unfortunately, nearly 75 people die each year in large truck accidents. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS), over 4,000 truck collisions occurred in 2014 (the last year on record).

While there are many potential contributing causes for a trucking accident, the injuries and property damage that result from such collisions are usually catastrophic simply due to the sheer size and weight of 18 wheeler trucks and trailers. If you have been involved in a South Carolina trucking accident, consult with a truck accident attorney from Harbin & Burnett.

Our experienced lawyers represent drivers injured in serious SC truck accidents due to the negligence of another motorist. If you have suffered a personal injury or lost a loved one to wrongful death as a result of a trucking accident, our extensive experience in negotiation and litigation may be able to help you recover full and fair compensation.

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Common Causes of Truck Crashes

The trucking industry has made strides in safety in the past decades; however, shipping practices still leave much to be desired. Many of the underlying reasons for truck collisions are due to industry practices.

Some of the common factors involved in an SC trucking collision include:

  • Excessive speed
  • Fatigued driving
  • DUI
  • Defective equipment
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Insufficiently trained drivers
  • Poor weather
  • Unsecured cargo
  • Aggressive driving
  • Tailgating
  • Speeding
  • Oversized loads
  • Mechanical defects
  • Illegal scheduling

Many of these causes of trucking accidents include irresponsibly negligent behaviors. It is unacceptable for shipping companies to put the driving public at risk to meet schedules and deadlines and preserve profit margins; many types of commercial vehicle accidents would be avoided if the trucking industry were to adopt a dedication to safety over dollars and cents.

Types of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

With so many different types of trucks sharing the road, there is a variety of types of accidents that can occur when a commercial vehicle impacts another vehicle or obstacle.

Some of the most common forms of trucking accidents include:

  • Rollover
  • Side impact
  • Rear end
  • Underrides
  • Jackknifes
  • Head on
  • Spilled cargo

These are just a few of the most common types of truck accidents. If you or a loved one was involved in a collision such as those listed above, you could be eligible for compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Types of Injuries Commonly Sustained in Truck Collisions

Unfortunately, the nature of most truck crashes tends to cause more severe injuries than the average auto accident.

Some of the most common forms of injury sustained in a trucking accident include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Burns
  • Loss of limb
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Paralysis
  • Back and neck trauma
  • Broken bones / fractures
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Internal injuries
  • Death

Most commercial vehicles exceed 10,000 pounds and can create an immense amount of force on impact. Consequently, most truck accident injuries are catastrophic and may be life-threatening. If you or a loved one was involved in a commercial vehicle crash, it is recommended that you seek the guidance of an experienced South Carolina truck accident attorney.

Contact the Truck Accident Attorneys at Harbin & Burnett

Greenville County is the most densely populated county in South Carolina, and as such, experiences more traffic than the rural areas of the Palmetto State. If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligence in a truck wreck, the attorneys at Harbin & Burnett are here to help.

When you have endured pain and suffering, amassed medical bills, and lost wages, its easy to be overwhelmed by stress. A good attorney can help relieve your feelings of stress during this troubling time, and provide the professional care and personal attention you deserve. We are proud to offer our combination of experience and ability to injury victims in South Carolina through our office in Anderson, as well as accept clients from the following communities:

  • Anderson
  • Spartanburg
  • Simpsonville
  • Seneca
  • Piedmont
  • Greenville
  • Powdersville
  • Pickens
  • Travelers Rest
  • Easley
  • Mauldin

Discover how our knowledge and experience can benefit you call 1(888)821-0247 today to speak confidentially with one of our knowledgeable staff members about the details of your case.

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