South Carolina Truck Accidents
While every driver is expected to follow the rules of the road, truck drivers have additional responsibilities due to the size of their vehicles. They have specific guidelines to follow that regulate the amount of hours they spend on the road, the weight of the loads they carry and other factors. Failure to follow these guidelines can result in serious truck accidents.
If you or a family member has been involved in a semi accident, the team at Leventis & Ransom can help. Our lawyers each have 20 years of experience that we will put to work to get you results.
We offer free initial consultations in tractor-trailer crash cases
All 18-wheeler accident and other commercial truck accident cases are handled on a contingency basis. We expect no payment from you unless we succeed in getting compensation on your claim.
Columbia, South Carolina sits at the intersection of three major interstate highways: I-77 going north to Charlotte; I-26 running from Charleston to Asheville and beyond; and I-20. running from Atlanta to Florence. In addition, just south of Columbia I-95 is a major traffic artery carrying vehicles from Boston, New York, Philadelphia. Baltimore and Washington down to Florida. All of these major roadways lead to an enormous amount of truck traffic going at very high rates of speed.
Containerized cargo comes into the Ports of Charleston and Savannah on oceangoing ships and is then loaded onto tractor trailers for transport to major distribution centers in the Southeast like Atlanta and Charlotte. Many of these trucks pass through Columbia, creating an increased risk for catastrophic accidents.
The large size and weight of a commercial truck means it has unique handling characteristics. Crashes involving large trucks frequently result in serious injuries and wrongful deaths. In addition to ordinary traffic laws, truckers are also subject to an array of state and federal safety regulations the violation of which will provide a basis for a finding of neglect. Whether your case involves a severe head injury, loss of a limb, a spinal injury, or the loss of a loved one’s life, our attorneys can help. We are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve and seeing that the companies responsible for your safety are held accountable for their driver’s actions.
The Leventis & Ransom law firm is available to serve people in Columbia, the Midlands and throughout South Carolina including the Upstate and Low-country. Our attorneys each have over 29 years of experience that we can put to work for you. To discuss your concerns or schedule a meeting, please call 803.765.2383 or Contact us.
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