• Truck Accidents

TRUCK ACCIDENT COMPENSATION

Experienced Abbeville, SC Personal Injury Attorney

In South Carolina, the drivers of commercial vehicles are held to a higher legal standard than other drivers. This is because commercial trucks tend to be much larger and heavier than most passenger vehicles, making them far more dangerous should an accident occur. As a result, any accident that is caused by the negligence of a professional truck driver is handled with more scrutiny than other automobile accidents. If you were involved in an accident, please contact an attorney as soon as possible.

South Carolina Highway 72 is one of the primary routes for many large trucks and commercial vehicles used by large trucks to carry goods through Abbeville and Greenwood Counties. Hite and Stone has handled trucking accidents that happened on Highway 72 and other major highways in South Carolina.

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WHAT QUALIFIES AS A COMMERCIAL TRUCK?

Any large vehicle that is used for business purposes, such as the transport of goods or materials, is considered a commercial truck. Operating such a vehicle requires a commercial driver’s license.

Examples of commercial trucks include:

  • Cement trucks
  • Delivery trucks
  • Eighteen-wheelers
  • Freight trucks
  • Tanker trucks

Generally speaking, large commercial trucks cannot start or stop as quickly as other vehicles on the street, and they have much larger blind spots. Commercial truck drivers are aware of these limitations and are trained to overcome them. Nevertheless, truck drivers can be just as guilty of negligence as anyone else. Fatigue and unrealistic delivery deadlines are common causes of big rig accidents.

SEEKING LEGAL RECOURSE IN ABBEVILLE, SC

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, it is important that you speak with an Abbeville, SC truck accident attorney right away. Most commercial drivers are backed by companies who have skilled legal teams at their disposal, many of whom are anxious to deflect liability away from their client. At Hite & Stone, we’ve been protecting the rights of victims since 1982. In you during your time of distress, we can tirelessly serve you as a strong and stable guide.

Call Hite & Stone today at (864) 366-5400 for a free consultation.

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