South Carolina Truck Accident Attorneys
Accidents involving tractor-trailers or other commercial vehicles have the ability to cause catastrophic injuries. If you or your family were injured in a truck accident, or you are grieving the wrongful death of a loved one, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
At Krause, Moorhead & Draisen, P.A., we fight for the rights of truck accident victims and their families. Our law firm has been providing experienced legal guidance to victims of serious and catastrophic truck accidents for more than 30 years. We are aggressive litigators and skilled negotiators. Our goal is to obtain maximum recovery for you, so that you can attempt to continue living your life.
Trucking Accidents Compared To Auto Accidents
Truck accidents are different than car accidents in the following ways:
Severity of the injuries. The sheer size of an 18-wheeler compared to a car, means the injuries caused in a truck and car collision are catastrophic and often fatal.
Trucking Regulations. The trucking industry is highly regulated and truck drivers operate under a different set of rules than other drivers. Because of this, you need an attorney who knows how to investigate the causes of truck accidents and ask the appropriate questions, including:
- Was the truck maintained in a safe condition?
- Was it properly loaded?
- Was it inspected and tested in accordance with regulations and industry standards?
- Was the driver properly trained?
- Was alcohol or other drugs involved in the incident?
- Was the driver fatigued?
Driver fatigue is a major contributor to accidents on the road. There are restrictions on how many consecutive hours a trucker can drive without resting. Drivers are required to keep a log of how long they have been on the road. Unfortunately, these logs are often incorrect. The lawyers at Krause, Moorhead & Draisen, P.A. know how to investigate and litigate trucking accidents. We know how to obtain maximum compensation for you.
Aggressive Insurance Defense. The trucking company's insurance companies as well as their safety departments are on the scene of a truck accident immediately. Their job is to work as a team to minimize the claim and to gather evidence to help defend themselves from the horrible tragedy they caused. As a result time is of the essence for you. Our attorneys understand the need for immediate action in these cases. We will immediately send out a team of experts to the scene and gather the evidence needed to present your claim so as to maximize the compensation you deserve.
What Can We Do for You?
If you or a loved one was injured in a tractor-trailer wreck or other trucking accident, please call our Anderson, South Carolina, office at 864-225-4000. Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis and your consultation is free. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you.