Lexington Truck Accident Attorney
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Lexington Truck Accident Lawyer
Driving up I-20, I-26, or at malfunction junction you constantly see aggressive, dangerous, distracted, or uninformed truck drivers. Fortunately, many drivers can see the truck driver’s recklessness and avoid a collision, however, often times the accident is inevitable.
Truck accidents result in serious, life changing injury even at low speeds. Tractor trailers weigh 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. The sheer force of that collision, even at low speeds, can cause serious injury.
While the federal and state government both have strict laws for truck drivers and their employers, unfortunately they are broken. If you were hurt in a truck accident in Lexington, reach out to an experienced Lexington truck accident attorney to get the most compensation for you injuries.
Tractor trailer accidents are on the rise throughout the country and even more so throughout South Carolina. Is it just me, or do you see far more tractor trailers on the road? Unfortunately, many of these drivers do not have the experience or appropriate character to handle such heavy and dangerous machinery and the consequences could be deadly.
Even low speed accidents with a tractor trailer can cause serious, life altering injuries. We’re here to help.
If you have been injured in a truck accident or have a loved one who passed away from a truck accident in Lexington, we can help. We’ve handled accidents throughout Lexington and the Midlands area including truck accidents on I-20, I-26, and Malfunction Junction.
Who Is Responsible for My Truck Accident Lexington?
In order to recover from a truck accident, the truck driver (or their employer) must be responsible for your injury. Even if the police report states you are “at fault”, does not mean that truck driver or their employer is liable for the injuries you suffered. There are many federal and state laws and regulations that truck drivers and their employers must follow including but not limited to:
- Driver hour restrictions
- Driver log requirements
- Driver training
- Driver’s driving history
- Whether the driver was intoxicated
- Distracted driving
- Employer’s hiring techniques
- Employer’s safety culture
- Employer’s training
- Truck safety measures
- Truck weight and size restrictions
Truck driver’s employers may likely be responsible for the accident too. This does not mean that they only have to pay for it. Rather, it means that because of the employer’s safety culture (or lack thereof) or failure to hire or supervise its drivers appropriately leads is actually what caused the accident. Experienced Lexington truck accident attorneys will be able to able the facts from your particular accident to the applicable laws and be able to evaluate fault. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, commercial motor vehicle, or tractor trailer, contact us today for a free evaluation. We’re here to help, we’re here to get you the most compensation for your injuries.