Truck accidents have special considerations that are far more involved than a two car collision. These special considerations necessitate the need for a knowledgable lawyer. For instance, truck accident cases may involve a complicated matrix of state and federal rules and regulations governing the operation of tractor-trailers. Additionally, quick investigation and gathering of evidence are imperative so that the truck company doesn't destroy the information.
Truck Accident Cases Require Professional Investigation
For instance, trucks and tractor-trailers have an Event Data Recorder installed. An Event Data Recorder is a “black box” that records certain data from the vehicle. That data may be used to determine what the vehicle operator did wrong to cause the truck accident. However, this data must be preserved quickly before it is destroyed or lost.
Additionally, truck accident cases may involve a thorough investigation of the driver or operator of the tractor-trailer and the truck company who employs the driver. The investigation will uncover the safety practices of the truck company, the hiring practices of the trucking company, the driving record of the driver, the driver’s training history, and the driver’s history of operating and maintaining the tractor-trailer involved in the accident.
Truck Accident Cases Usually Involve Significant Injury
Truck accidents may cause catastrophic injury. The force of a tractor-trailer colliding with an automobile usually results in large damage and injury because of the massive momentum of a large truck. Truck operators and drivers must pay greater attention to the safety rules because the tractor-trailers they operate are so much more likely to cause serious injury when they are involved in a collision. If you have been involved in a truck accident and have questions, please explore this site for answers.
South Carolina Law Protects People Injured from Truck Accidents
The law for truck accidents is similar to car accidents. However, commercial vehicles are also highly regulated. South Carolina law requires truck drivers who break the safety rules and cause injury to compensate the injured person for the damage the truck driver caused. South Carolina law mandates that rule-breaking drivers take responsibility for the injury they cause.
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