A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. When a truck hits another vehicle head-on, it often results in catastrophic injuries that may be fatal. Tragically, the majority of these wrecks are the result of driver negligence, making them entirely preventable. However, even an experienced tractor-trailer driver may lose control of the vehicle due to the girth and challenges of safely maneuvering the truck through congested city and residential streets. This may bring extensive damage to property and endanger both pedestrians and other motorists.
The local news in Columbia, South Carolina, airs its share of stories about head-on collisions and other severe wrecks, which emphasizes how often they occur. Causes of these types of accidents range from distracted driving, drowsy driving, and driving while intoxicated to truck companies employing tractor-trailer drivers without enough training or experience.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, our Columbia truck accident lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will fight to get you the answers and the compensation you need. Call us today at 803-929-3600 or toll-free at 866-881-8623 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients throughout South Carolina in the following counties, Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, Newberry County, and in the municipalities of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.