Truck Accidents Manning, SC
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Large commercial trucks make their way through the state of South Carolina daily. Each truck driver has important responsibilities to ensure the safety of all those on the road. When a driver fails to drive responsibly, accidents occur.
Causes of truck accidents vary, but a few examples include the following:
- Speeding. Trucks are usually on a schedule for deliveries and may find themselves behind due to high traffic or other issues. Drivers may speed to stay on schedule, or merely out of carelessness. If they are speeding, they cannot stop as quickly, may round a corner too fast and lose control, or roll their truck.
- Unbalanced Load. One of the responsibilities of a truck driver is to balance the load the truck is carrying. When improperly loaded, a truck is more likely to rollover, causing traffic delays and accidents.
- Fatigued Driving. Drivers must take regular, defined breaks from driving, but many fail in an attempt to keep to a schedule and become overly tired. Driving while tired is dangerous and can result in slower reflexes or falling asleep at the wheel.
Other causes of truck accidents can range from distracted driving to truck mechanical failure.
Who Is Responsible in a Truck Accident?
When a large truck is involved in an accident, there may be several responsible parties. These parties include the driver, the trucking company, the driver’s employer, the parts manufacturer, and the company responsible for truck repairs. Road or weather conditions may also serve as a factor.
The experienced attorneys at Kent Law Firm can determine who is liable for your accident and identify who to target in a negligence lawsuit. We work diligently with insurance companies and determine if you have a case for filing a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact our Truck Accident Attorneys Today
In unfortunate times like these, you need an attorney, you can count on to work for you. The dedicated legal team at Kent Law Firm is committed to fighting for the compensation you are entitled to and deserve. Contact our law firm at (803) 433-5368 for a confidential, free consultation.