Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm - 300 Pettigru St., Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601

Truck Accident Claims

Greenville Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accident claims are complex. Truck accident victims are often grappling with severe injuries and sometimes while mourning the loss of a loved one and even trying to care for another family member injured in the same accident. Federal and state trucking regulations are involved, and in most cases you will be fighting the trucking company and its insurance company for your money. Furthermore, your Greenville truck accident lawyer must conduct an in-depth investigation into your accident and underlying causes. Please, do not hesitate to call us and schedule your free initial consultation.

Responsible Parties

When a truck driver is at fault for a trucking accident, the trucking company can usually be held financially responsible. Proper investigation of your accident will reveal the potential avenues of compensation. Responsible parties in a truck accident can include:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Truck, part, or equipment manufacturer
  • Truck, part, or equipment, seller
  • Third party contracted to perform repairs and maintenance
  • Another negligent driver
  • Government entity responsible for design, construction, and maintenance of a defective roadway
  • Weigh station or weigh station personnel
  • Freight shipper
  • Freight broker
  • Third party logistics provider (3PL)

Types of Truck Accidents

The type of accident in which you were involved plays a large role in how we handle your case and the laws that apply. For instance, hazardous materials regulations are far more stringent and specific than the regulations that apply to regular loads. Your trucking accident may fall under one or more of the following categories:

  • Wide right-hand turn
  • Jackknife
  • Rollover
  • Underride
  • Hazardous materials
  • Tanker truck
  • Multicar pileup
  • Bridge/underpass
  • Defective vehicle or equipment
  • Defective roadway

Truck Accident Law

The trucking industry is subject to very strict and complicated federal and state trucking regulations. Trucking companies have very specific responsibilities regarding hiring and monitoring drivers, maintaining and repairing their trucks, purchasing a minimum amount of insurance coverage and much more.

Trucking companies and truck drivers are required to keep extensive records showing compliance with trucking regulations. An experienced truck accident lawyer knows which records to request and how to interpret the information they contain to determine if violations of trucking regulations led to your accident or injuries.

South Carolina truck accident victims turn to the Greenville truck accident lawyer at the Dan Pruitt Injury Law Firm for aggressive representation and compassionate client service. Please call us today at (864) 280-7660 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.