Darlington County Truck Accident Lawyer

Commercial truck accidents are among the most common types of crashes here in South Carolina, and unfortunately, often, they are among the most devastating as well. The size and weight of a commercial truck make it an imposing force on the road, and when a truck is involved in a crash with a smaller vehicle, those drivers are often seriously injured as a result. If you were involved in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, a truck accident lawyer from James Law Office is here to help you pick up the pieces and get your life back.

Truck Accident Lawyer | Helping Accident Victims Across the Pee Dee Region

Were you injured in a truck accident? Have you incurred medical bills, lost wages, and damage to your vehicle? If so, you need a dedicated Darlington County, South Carolina auto accident lawyer in your corner. James Law Office is dedicated to helping accident victims recover from injuries, and we’re prepared to assist you as well.

Types of Truck Accidents

Tractor-trailers are difficult to maneuver due to their large size and shape, and because of this, a wide range of accidents can occur as a result. Some of the most common types of truck accidents are as follows:

  • Tip-Over Accidents: Tip-over accidents occur when a truck driver makes a sharp turn too quickly and tips/rolls over as a result. Rather obviously, if a truck tips over onto a car or another smaller vehicle, the results are devastating.
  • Jackknife Accidents: A jackknife accident is when a truck makes improper turns or brakes improperly and the trailer swings around its pivot point, often resulting in the trailer swiping nearby motorists.
  • Rear-End Accidents: Trucks require a great deal of space to come to a full stop, and if a truck driver does not allow enough time to brake, they may rear-end the vehicle in front of them.
  • Head-On Accidents: This is when a truck is driving in the wrong lane or the wrong way down a one-way street. Head-on collisions are the most deadly.
  • Wide-Turn Accidents: Trucks often have to make wide turns, however, when they do so and strike another vehicle, they’re likely liable for the accident.

Liability After a Truck Wreck

After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, you and your truck accident lawyer will have the burden to prove another party is liable, or at-fault, for you to recover compensation. In many cases, truck drivers may be found responsible for these accidents by behaving negligently, such as by carelessly maneuvering the truck, driving while fatigued, driving while intoxicated, or otherwise.

However, other parties may also be held accountable for a truck accident, including truck company employers, truck company employees (such as those who load the truck and may do so improperly, causing it to become unbalanced), and those who do maintenance on company trucks.

Our firm will do everything in our power to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. As long as we can prove that another party is responsible for the injuries you sustained in your truck accident, you should be compensated for the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer From James Law Office

James Law Office is a staunch legal advocate for all those who’ve been harmed due to negligence, and if you need a truck accident lawyer you can depend on, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with our dedicated legal team.

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