Commercial truck drivers have a lot of responsibility. In many ways, the entire country depends on them, especially at this time of year. Unfortunately, this, among other factors, can lead to serious truck accidents occurring. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer to learn more about these accidents and how our competent legal team can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most frequent causes of truck accidents?
Truck accidents, not unlike most other accidents, are typically caused by negligence. Truck accidents can happen either due to truck driver negligence, other negligent motorists, or even truck company employers/employees. Some of the most common types of truck driver negligence include driving while fatigued, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, failing to allow enough time to brake, and more.
That said, truck company employees or employers may also be at least partially responsible for truck accidents. For example, if a truck company employer fails to ensure trucks are regularly maintained, or the employer hires unqualified or unlicensed employees, it may increase the chances of an accident occurring. Sometimes, truck company employees, such as those responsible for loading trucks, may do so unevenly and cause them to become unbalanced, which can, in turn, lead to an accident. In other cases, those in charge of fixing and maintaining commercial trucks may do so negligently and fail to notice a safety hazard, or even make a safety hazard even more dangerous.
There are a wide array of parties who may be liable for a truck accident, which is why you need an experienced Chesterfield County auto accident lawyer who can determine the cause of your accident and, from there, work to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. As long as we can do so, you should receive the compensation you need.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, typically, three years. This means that anyone who has been wrongfully injured in an accident must take legal action against the liable party within three years of the date their accident occurred. Our firm is prepared to assist you today. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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