While the majority of auto accidents in South Carolina occur between two passenger vehicles, crashes involving larger trucks are also a common occurrence. Even if you’re a safe driver and remain aware of the dangers of large trucks, collisions still happen. 
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More than 1,000 injuries are reported each year across South Carolina due to truck crashes, and what causes this type of accident is different from what causes a car accident. If you were injured in a Myrtle Beach truck accident, a local attorney who understands those differences may be able to help.

Different Causes and Injuries for Truck Accidents

Because trucks are larger than cars and carry heavy cargo, accidents with a truck are often caused by different factors and result in different types of injuries than those with a car. The causes of a truck accident can include:  
 
Wider blind spots
Shifting cargo that was loaded improperly
Rest period log violations
Negligence on the part of the trucking company
 
You may have a right to compensation for:
 
Broken bones
Permanent disfigurement and scarring
Spinal cord or brain injuries
Lost limbs or amputations
Ongoing medical treatment
Assistive care
Loss of consortium
Loss of work potential
Intangible damage such as pain and emotional suffering
 

Possible at-Fault Parties for Truck Accidents

Unlike a car crash on a street or highway where one driver is often at fault, there may be multiple at-fault parties in a truck accident. Our legal team may be able to show that the trucking company is also liable for damages due to:
 
Poor hiring practices
Training lapses
Negligent supervision
Lax retention policies
Entrusting vehicles to unqualified drivers
Failing to maintain trucks
 
Additionally, manufacturers may be liable due to faulty truck parts. With the aid of a skilled South Carolina personal injury attorney, you may be able to bring a case against any or all of these parties.

Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Area Truck Accident?

If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident in South Carolina, you should speak with a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.

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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.