Trucking Companies and Truck Accidents - What You Need to Know
Dealing with trucking companies after a truck accident can be difficult and confusing for accident victims. Often, these companies are difficult to find. They might not be located in Beaufort, Bluffton, or anywhere in South Carolina. When you do track them down, you might find they're located halfway across the United States. You call them and they might not answer their phones. You might not realize they already have begun investigating your case to find ways to minimize their liability. That means they might blame you for the crash, even when you did nothing wrong.
How Beaufort truck accident attorneys can make a meaningful difference
That's not fair - and that's why we're here. You don't have to deal with the trucking companies or insurance carriers on your own. Call Twenge + Twombley at 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation. We serve truck accident victims in Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, and across the Lowcountry. Our attorneys are skilled litigators who understand that truck companies are often responsible for truck accidents on South Carolina roadways. These reasons include the following:
- Poorly maintained trucks with faulty brakes, turn signals, and other mechanical problems.
- Hiring unqualified truck drivers who lack proper licensing or training necessary to operate a truck.
- Tired truck drivers who are pushed by truck companies to skip breaks and violate "Hours of Service" rules designed to prevent truck driver fatigue.
- Overloaded trucks that become unstable and more difficult to stop.
South Carolina attorneys who know how to investigate truck companies
We understand that truck companies and their insurance companies often try to bully accident victims into accepting less money than they deserve. You might find that a truck company denies any wrongdoing or attempts to destroy or hide critical evidence (such as a GPS or "black box"). They may aggressively defend negligent, poorly trained drivers and try to pin the blame on you. Our attorneys can check the following records in determining the cause of your accident:
- Driver background
- Driver history of accidents and violations
- Driver logs
- Cell phone records
- Fleet maintenance records
- Training records
You have rights after a trucking accident. Contact us today to learn more
Residents of South Carolina know they can rely on the experienced legal team at Twenge + Twombley to work tirelessly for them every step of the way. We are well-versed in state and federal law, including the special rules that govern the trucking industry. Drivers and their companies must follow the strict rules and regulations outlines by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. We will look for any violations made by the trucking company to hold it accountable.
We're proud of our reputation as a small firm that delivers big results. Our lawyers handle each case personally. We take the time to get to know each of our clients. Our experienced truck accident attorneys are ready to fight for you. Call 866-452-6315 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free case consultation. We serve clients in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and other communities throughout South Carolina.
Twenge + Twombley. Rare name, remarkable service.