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Car Collides Head-On with Semi Truck on U.S. Highway 221 in South Carolina

By The Stanley Law Group |

A collision between a car and a truck is almost always bad news for the occupants of the car. Trucks are so big that the impact of a crash involving a truck can affect multiple vehicles. When you hear about pile-ups of ten or more cars on the highway, they almost always involve a… Read More »

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New, Less Strict Regulations About Mandatory Rest Periods for Truck Drivers May Increase the Risk of Truck Accidents

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you went to the supermarket and found food, thank a truck driver; trucks transport most of the things you buy on a regular basis. As much as trucks have the potential to supply us with the products we want and need, these enormous machines also have the potential to cause enormous destruction; the… Read More »

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Reducing Risk of Trucking Accidents

By The Stanley Law Group |

An average semi-truck weighs 80,000 pounds. Given that the average car weighs only 5,000 pounds, that means that colliding with a single truck is the impact-equivalent to colliding with 16 cars at once. Semi-trucks are involved in approximately 9% of fatal car-truck collisions. However, importantly, 80% of car-truck collisions are said to be caused… Read More »

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Preserving Evidence in Trucking Accident Cases

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you ever attempt to pursue a claim for any type of injury, you need to build a strong case. If you were injured in an accident with any kind of a commercial truck, you have a small window of time to obtain critical evidence necessary to prove your claim. If you are facing… Read More »

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Truck Accident Injuries

By The Stanley Law Group |

Commercial trucks are larger and weigh substantially more than passenger vehicles, and as such when accidents occur between trucks and other cars on the roadways, catastrophic injuries and deaths may result. In fact, statistics show that collisions involving a commercial truck (also known as a semi-truck) are 10 times more likely to result in… Read More »

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ATV Accidents and Personal Injury Cases

By The Stanley Law Group |

South Carolina is a mecca for anyone wanting to enjoy the recreation activity of all-terrain vehicles (also known as ATVs). These off-road vehicles include any type of 4-wheelers, quad bikes, and quads. While adventurous in nature, when operated in a negligent manner, ATVs can cause catastrophic injuries or even deaths. ATVs provide little protection… Read More »

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Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue

By The Stanley Law Group |

Any truck driver in the United States that operates a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is subject to the rules established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). However, truck drivers are pushed to drive quickly, take fewer breaks, and get their shipments as fast as possible to the intended destination. The longer it… Read More »

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4 What-Ifs: Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney

By The Stanley Law Group |

There are dozens of attorneys who can handle a car accident, and many who will therefore believe, or will try to convince you, that they can therefore handle a truck accident claim. The truth, however, is that only an attorney with experience in truck accident claims should be handling your claim if you intend… Read More »

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I Was Involved in a Truck Accident. Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Me?

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident, you may have some questions about what workers’ compensation does or does not cover. Consider some of these frequently asked question and their answers to determine whether you may or may not have a claim. Who Is Covered by Workers’ Compensation?… Read More »

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Truck Accident in Florence County

By The Stanley Law Group |

The driver of a log truck was killed in a crash August 13th in the afternoon in Florence County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to the wreck around 2 p.m. on East Effingham Highway at Friendfield Road. Cpl. Sonny Collins with SCHP said a 2015 Nissan was stopped at a… Read More »

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