Trucking Accidents

Lexington, South Carolina's Truck Accident Attorneys

Salley Law Firm, P.A in Lexington, SC is experienced in handling truck accidents and cases involving serious injuries.  We understand the serious physical and mental injuries that can result from being hit by a tractor trailer.  These injuries often lead to severe financial hardships.  We understand the importance in being compassionate in these difficult times while aggressively pursuing the trucking companies and their insurance carriers for the compensation our clients are entitled to.  You initial consultation is free, we work weekends and provide after hour appointments for your convenience.  We serve all of South Carolina and there is no fee without recovery in truck accident cases.  The skilled, dedicated and experienced attorneys of Salley Law Firm, P.A. are here to help you.  To speak with our attorneys, call us today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRUCK ACCIDENTS 

Truck drivers are some of the most experienced and well trained drivers on our roadways.  The trucks they drive, by nature of their size and what they may carry, pose a serious risk of harm or death to other drivers in an accident.  There are many laws in place to regulate truck drivers and the operation of trucks, as to lessen the chances of these large and dangerous vehicles being involved in an accident.  Many companies and truck drivers understand their obligations to other drivers on the roadway and the great responsibility they bare to avoid putting others unnecessarily at risk of serious harm.  However, there are companies who are more focused on the bottom line and take shortcuts when it comes to safety.  These companies can put their truck drivers in the position of feeling they need to violate safety laws to keep their jobs and continue to feed their families.  Trucking accidents can have several causes, such as:
  • Truck driver being fatigued
  • Truck driver being distracted or inattentive
  • Truck driver being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Improperly maintained trucks
  • Improperly secured loads
  • Overloading trucks
  • Failure of companies to properly train their truck drivers
  • Failure of companies to properly check the driving history and background of truck drivers
  • Failure of companies to follow trucking regulations
  • Failure of companies to have safety programs or monitor safety concerns
  • Companies requiring truck drivers to adhere to unrealistic delivery times
  • Defective trucking equipment
  • Truck drivers failing to follow traffic laws
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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOLLOWING A TRUCK ACCIDENT

  • Report the accident to authorities
  • Obtain the other driver's insurance and contact information
  • Take pictures of the vehicles and the scene of the accident, if possible
  • Get names and contact information of witnesses, if possible
  • If you are injured, get treatment as soon as possible
  • When getting treatment, report all injuries or pain that you are feeling even if it seems minor
  • If you miss work, make sure you have a doctor's excuse
  • Submit your medical bills to your health insurance.  It benefits you in multiple ways
Contacting Salley Law Firm, P.A. in Lexington, SC as soon as practical is one of the best ways to protect your rights.  Our experienced and dedicated attorneys are here to help.  Contact us today!

WHAT COMPENSATION MAY I BE ENTITLED TO?

Commercial trucks usually carry substantial liability insurance coverage due to the greater possibility of harm they pose when involved in an accident.  There are different types of damages you can be compensated for.  Some damages are related to the damage to your car and other personal property, while other damages are related bodily injuries, both physical and mental.  There are also punitive damages which are damages that punish the company and truck driver for reckless/grossly negligent actions (i.e. violation of regulations, driving under the influence, etc.)
Damages related to your car or other personal property can include:
  • Accident related repairs of your vehicle
  • The value of your vehicle if a total loss
  • Cost of a rental vehicle while your car is being repaired or until the liability insurance makes an offer for the value
  • Loss of personal items (i.e. phone, car seats, etc.)
  • Punitive damages
Damages related to bodily injury, both physical and mental can include:
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical expenses
  • Permanent injuries and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning capacity and future wages
  • Punitive damages
  • Wrongful death of a family member


If you or a loved one has been in a serious accident with a truck, please contact Salley Law Firm, P.A. in Lexington, SC.  Our attorneys can help you deal with the complexities of liability, coverage, serious injuries and catastrophic damages that can arise from a truck accident.  Our dedicated and experienced attorneys are here to help you with all your questions or concerns.  Call us today for your free initial consultation.  

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