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Truck Accident Negligence

Our Greenville Truck Accident Attorneys Will Fight for Justice on Your Behalf

Christian & Davis LLC provides tenacious representation to clients who have been injured in commercial truck wrecks. Whatever your situation, we will work hard to gather evidence and build your case. Proving negligence in a truck accident can be tricky, but our Greenville truck accident lawyers have more than a century of combined legal experience. We will analyze your options, investigate the crash, and help you pursue justice from those responsible. Call our office today at (864) 408-8890 to receive a free consultation.

Understanding Truck Driver Negligence

Truck drivers owe a duty of care to others on the road. This means they must drive in a reasonably safe manner and obey all state and federal traffic laws. Failure to do so could lead to a serious accident. Truck drivers must also comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, which include mandatory rest breaks and vehicle inspections before and after each trip.

Truck drivers may be held liable for:

  • Driving while intoxicated with alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to take mandatory rest breaks
  • Speeding or failing to use turn signals
  • Driving while using a cell phone
  • Failing to properly secure cargo

Improperly secured cargo could fly off and hit other vehicles on the road. In fact, it is estimated that improperly secured cargo contributes to more than 200,000 truck accidents each year in the United States. Truck drivers and third-party cargo loading companies must act with care and ensure all cargo is properly secured. Overloaded or unbalanced cargo could also lead to an accident. Truck drivers must drive in a safe manner, comply with all federal trucking regulations, and ensure cargo is correctly loaded and secured before each trip.

How to Prove Negligence in a Commercial Truck Accident

A detailed investigation is required to gather evidence and prove negligence for a commercial truck crash. Our Greenville truck accident attorneys have extensive experience, and will work diligently to build your case.

Evidence may include:

  • Witness statements
  • Trucking records
  • Police reports
  • Photos or videos of the accident
  • Maintenance reports
  • Other documentation

Filing a claim in a timely manner is important, as the statute of limitations in South Carolina is 3 years. We will help you file the necessary documents and aggressively uphold your right to compensation. Truck drivers, trucking companies, maintenance crews, and others may be held liable for negligence. Depending on the case, you may be entitled to a settlement for lost wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other damages.

Call Christian & Davis LLC Today at (864) 408-8890 to Get Started.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial truck wreck, you have the right to pursue financial relief in a personal injury lawsuit. At Christian & Davis LLC, we understand that you are going through a very stressful time. With our Greenville truck accident lawyers, you can receive attentive legal guidance every step of the way.

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