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Myrtle Beach Truck Accident Lawyer

Most of us have grown accustomed to sharing the road with large semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles. However, just because they have become an increasingly common sight, does not mean that these trucks should be treated like any other vehicle. The reality is that commercial trucks pose a very real danger to others on the road. If you were hurt in a crash with a commercial vehicle, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses. Having an experienced Myrtle Beach truck accident lawyer on your side could make all the difference in your ability to recover fair compensation.

Truck Accidents are Different

While truck accidents do share similarities with other car accident cases, they do have some key differences. Truck accident victims, for instance, tend to suffer more serious injuries, as commercial vehicles are so much larger than standard passenger-sized cars. Truck accident cases also often involve multiple parties, all of whom may share some blame for causing the accident. Potentially liable parties include the truck’s driver, the trucking company that employed the driver, the company responsible for loading the truck’s cargo, a vehicle parts manufacturer, or another driver. Truck accident cases are also a bit different in that drivers and their employers are heavily regulated by the federal government. Any violation of these rules could impact liability and an accident victim’s ability to recover.

Evidence in Truck Accident Cases

Whether an injured party can recover compensation after a truck accident in South Carolina will depend on his or her ability to prove that someone else’s negligence caused the crash. An experienced attorney can play a crucial role in collecting the kind of evidence that is most likely to convince a judge or jury, including:

  • Photos of and invoices regarding physical damage to the victim’s vehicle;

  • Medical records, revealing the severity of the victim’s injuries;

  • A copy of the police officer’s accident report;

  • Driving logs, which log the hours that a truck driver spent on the road prior to the accident;

  • Inspection reports, which can reveal whether a vehicle was in good condition or had been improperly maintained;

  • Maintenance logs, which will show whether a trucking company failed to ensure that its vehicles were fit for the road;

  • Cargo logs, which record the types of cargo that a truck was carrying, how much that cargo weighed, and how it was loaded;

  • Electronic monitoring data from the truck’s black box, which can show whether a driver was speeding, failed to brake, or had exceeded the number of hours driven;

  • Employer records, which can reveal whether an employer conducted the proper background checks and hiring or training of its employees; and

  • Substance abuse test results, showing that a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident or had a history of failed tests.

For help collecting the kinds of evidence that could help you prove fault in your own truck accident case, reach out to our legal team today.

Contact Our Myrtle Beach Truck Accident Lawyer for Help

If you were hurt in a truck accident in South Carolina, please call our Myrtle Beach truck accident lawyer at The Stanley Law Group at 803-799-4700 today to learn more about your legal options.

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