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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Columbia Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

Columbia Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

Semi-trucks are some of the most common commercial vehicles in the Palmetto States. Companies use these trucks to haul freight around the country, including produce, furniture, and clothing. These rigs race along the highway at high speeds and pull into Columbia at all hours of the day and night to make deliveries or pick up freight destined for a distant state.

Any collision with a semi-truck is potentially devastating. These vehicles can weigh up to 40 pounds when loaded. That kind of weight can crush a smaller, lighter passenger vehicle. Motorists can suffer permanent disabilities and disfiguring scars. Call The Stanley Law Group to talk about any collision with a semi. Our Columbia semi-truck accident lawyer will answer your questions and discuss how to build a legal claim for compensation.

Types of Semi-Truck Accidents

We have met with victims injured in:

  • The cab is connected to a trailer at a fifth wheel, which allows the trailer to swing out at an angle. Without this ability, a semi-truck could never make a turn. Unfortunately, uncontrolled turns are called jackknifes, and the trailer can strike vehicles nearby.
  • The trailer can also roll onto its side due to shifting cargo or because the trucker took a corner too fast. The trailer can land on and crush other motorists.
  • A tractor trailer might ride over a vehicle that’s lower to the ground. These are often deadly accidents.
  • A smaller vehicle could slip under the trailer, getting its roof peeled back in the process. Trailers have guards only on the back, not the sides. A guard might also fail to work properly.
  • Backing up accidents. A trucker backing up to the loading dock might strike someone walking in a blind spot. Although these accidents happen at low speeds, the results are still tragic.

A major question is liability. Who is to blame for the accident? In many cases, a careless trucker is to blame. He could drive too fast, fail to check his blind spots, or drive while distracted. Chemical impairment or fatigue are also common and dangerous. When a trucker is at fault, we can also sue their employer in most cases.

Let us review. One reason to hire a lawyer is we can find useful evidence that clarifies fault. We might request data from the trucking company, including information downloaded on the truck while it is in motion. Many trucking companies send investigative teams to the accident site within a couple hours to begin collecting evidence, and we can ask to see what they found.

Contact a Columbia Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

Our clients praise our commitment to their cases and the knowledge we use on their behalf. We are eager to help anyone injured in a truck accident, so please call us today. In a one-on-one consultation, you can ask a Columbia semi-truck accident lawyer any question you have and gain some general idea of the strength of your case. We never charge a fee unless we win your case.

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