Charleston Truck Accident Lawyer

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How Commercial Truck Accidents Are Different from Regular Car Accidents

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Who's At Fault in a Truck Accident?

As stated above, establishing liability can take a long time, and it can ultimately mean bringing multiple claims or lawsuits against different parties. When we represent clients who have been injured in a large truck accident, one important step we take is to gather as much evidence as possible to establish liability. This includes the same kind of evidence we gather in passenger car accident cases, like police reports, witness statements, and evidence gathered by our own investigators.

For large truck accident cases, we also typically gather records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA is a federal agency that regulates the trucking industry and sets regulations that truckers and trucking companies must follow. Regulations include:

  • Electronic logging device requirements
  • Training on proper loading
  • Proof of routine vehicle maintenance
  • Limitations of weight
  • Hours of service (maximum hours a driver can drive or work in a day and week)
  • Drug and alcohol testing

Critical evidence is also available from the electronic control module (ECM), which collects and records speeds, braking, sudden decelerations, and similar data which can help establish negligence. ECMs are required for all tractor-trailers in the U.S. and provide a wealth of data.

Finally, we look for evidence such as lack of compliance that may help establish liability and determine who is at fault. After that, we file a claim (or claims) and negotiate with the insurance company (or companies) to reach a full and fair settlement for our clients. When reaching a fair settlement isn’t possible, we are prepared to litigate if that’s what’s required to get the best possible outcome for our clients.

Call the Ty Robinson Law Firm in Charleston, SC After A Truck Accident

Were you injured in an accident with a large truck? We do not recommend you go up against the trucker’s insurance company without someone by your side to advocate and fight for you.

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