Charleston Truck Accident Lawyer
Tough Representation for Tough Accident Cases in South Carolina
Trucks pose an inevitable hazard on public roads due to their large size and weight. A semi-truck or big rig can easily weigh 80,000 pounds, translating to 30 times the size of average vehicles. While trucks are involved in fewer accidents per 100 million road miles than conventional vehicles, the accidents they do cause are more likely to be fatal accidents.
Traywick Law Offices is a law firm based in Charleston, South Carolina. We believe in representing clients with excellence and fighting for them with all of the resources at our disposal.
If you were injured in a South Carolina truck accident, make our firm your go-to for legal advice and counsel. Find out what the next steps are and how to pursue compensation for your injuries.
What Causes Most Truck Accidents?
Crashes with large trucks are often caused by factors such as:
- Dangerous driving for road / weather conditions
- Veering off the edge of the road
- Drifting lanes
- Tire blowouts
- Moving cargo / cargo coming loose and falling off
- Driver exhaustion / falling asleep behind the wheel
How Often Do Truck Accidents Occur?
Statistics from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) reveal that:
- Trucks move 11 billion tons of freight every year
- Trucks haul over $8.3 trillion in goods
- Approximately 500,000 truck accidents happen every year
In 2010, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 3,400 people were killed in accidents with large trucks, and 72% of those victims were the occupants of vehicles other than the trucks involved in the crash. This means that truck accidents disproportionately endanger other drivers.
Secure representation for your case after an accident. Call Traywick Law Offices at (843) 343-5092 to receive a free case review with a personal injury lawyer in Charleston.