Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Our Lexington, SC personal injury attorneys know how to find the facts
How your truck accident happened matters. If a commercial truck driver clearly caused your crash, you will likely need extensive evidence to build a strong legal case. That’s why it’s important that you have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side who knows what to do and understands how the legal system works.
You can count on our Lexington, SC truck accident lawyers at Johnson + Johnson Attorneys at Law to defend your rights every step of the way. We know how to find the facts that matter when determining the cause of a crash. We know what evidence to look for and we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to do the job right.
How did your truck accident happen?
Accidents caused by tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles in South Carolina happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common cases of commercial truck accidents include:
- Speeding truck driver can’t stop in time to avoid a collision
- Distracted truck driver crashes into another vehicle
- Poorly maintained truck (tire blowout, defective brakes, etc.) causes accident
- Truck driver falls asleep at the wheel
- Inexperienced truck driver loses control of truck
Is this how your accident happened? Or are you dealing with another type of truck accident? Whatever the circumstances of your crash, our truck accident lawyers want to help you hold the driver accountable for their actions.
Why are truck accident cases so complicated?
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your truck accident. Even if a truck driver clearly caused your crash, you may have a hard time getting the financial compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost income and other accident-related expenses. Why? Because the stakes are so high. In many cases, a truck accident could be worth thousands or even millions of dollars depending on the facts.
Trucking companies and insurance companies know this. That’s why they often do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim. Ways they can make your legal case complicated include:
- Denying responsibility for your truck accident
- Blaming you for causing collision
- Denying your truck accident claim
- Preventing you from seeing important information, including:
- Trucking company’s hiring records
- Trucking company’s truck maintenance records
- Truck driver’s accident history
- Truck’s “black box” data (speed of truck at time of crash, last time truck driver took break, etc.)
In addition, different state and federal laws often apply for accidents involving commercial trucks and other large vehicles.
Some attorneys avoid these tough cases, but we thrive on them. That’s because we understand just how important these legal cases are for many families. The money you receive after your crash can be a lifeline. It can help you pay your bills and live your life with dignity.
We also realize your case is about more than just money. It’s about holding people responsible. It’s about helping our friends and neighbors when they need us most. You’re more than just a client to us. You’re family.
Get serious about your truck accident. Get Johnson + Johnson for justice.
The clock is running after your truck accident. In many cases, you only have three years or less from the date of your accident to take legal action in South Carolina. This deadline – known as the statute of limitations – might seem like a long time. The evidence you need to determine the cause of your crash can often disappear long before then, however, because memories fade and evidence gets destroyed. Trucking companies are only required to keep certain data for a limited amount of time.
Our legal team can get straight to work on your case. We know how to analyze accident reports. We know how to deal with trucking companies and insurance providers. If they give you a hard time, we will not hesitate to take them to court and file a truck accident lawsuit on your behalf.
Get serious about your truck accident. Get Johnson + Johnson for justice. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation. One of our Lexington truck accident lawyers can get straight to work on your case.
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