Inadequate training.

Driving a commercial vehicle requires specific training and understanding of the vehicle. It’s important for drivers to know how their truck works, as well as the limitations of their vehicle. When a driver has not been properly trained for the job, he may not be able to take the steps necessary to avoid a dangerous crash.

Vehicle Issues Can Also Contribute to Truck Crashes

Even when a truck driver does his best to operate safely on the road, there are other factors that can contribute to a large truck crash. Problems with the vehicle can lead to an accident, including:

Mechanical issues.

Truck drivers are required by federal law to inspect and repair their vehicles on a routine basis. However, many drivers and their employers fail to complete these inspections, and even when they are done, the issues discovered are not always properly addressed.

Cargo shifts.

Commercial trucks carry large heavy loads, and this cargo needs to be properly packed on the truck. If the cargo shifts, spills, or falls, it can cause a serious crash.

Defective design.

At times, the design of the tractor-trailer itself can contribute to an accident. When a manufacturer brings a vehicle to the market that hasn’t been designed appropriately or was assembled with defective parts, it can be held responsible.

Our Myrtle Beach Truck Accidents Lawyer Can Help

Truck accidents are among the most dangerous type of crashes on the road. Victims often suffer serious, long-lasting injuries that significantly impact their financial and emotional health and may require lengthy medical treatment that forces them to miss work and seriously change their daily lives. Our Myrtle Beach attorneys are here to help victims and their families understand their rights. 

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.