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Greenville Truck Accident Attorney

Semi trucks are an integral part of the American economy; transporting goods across the country and moving freight to and from our coastal ports.  With Greenville’s convenient access some of the largest interstates — it stands to reason that the majority of our community drivers have shared the highway with big rigs on a regular basis. Unfortunately, these trucks are no longer relegated to the ‘slow lane,’ which causes crowding and tensions to run high.

If you have been injured due to a semi-truck collision, a Greenville truck accident attorney with Auger & Auger can be on the scene expeditiously. A field investigation should be undertaken by someone who represents you, and though your own insurance carrier will be involved, it’s important to remember that they are more concerned with reducing their liability than pursuing any claim against the at-fault party.

You have the right to be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more. Rest assured that we will be by your side for the length of your lawsuit, ensuring that you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

Top Causes of Semi Truck Accidents in Greenville SC

Every accident happens for a reason. When a passenger vehicle and a semi truck collide, it is often the occupants of the smaller vehicle who sustain the most severe injuries. While that driver can certainly take steps to avoid collisions (staying out trucker’s blind spots, maintaining a clear distance, avoiding cutting off large vehicles), truck operators need to take their share of responsibility for reducing the number of collisions on South Carolina roadways.

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Our Greenville truck accident attorney certainly understands causation. We have represented countless victims of truck accidents and are well aware that there are many different ways in which truck operators can be at fault.

According to the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA), the following acts are the most common causes of semi truck accidents:

  • Driver Error – Truck drivers are human, and of course they make mistakes just as all drivers can. When semi truck accidents can be traced to a misjudgment or negligent act on the operator, they can be held liable for damages.
  • Maintenance – The party tasked with upkeep and repairs can vary depending on whether the vehicle is owned or leased. That said, it is up to every truck driver to go through inspection steps for their vehicles prior to each trip, and make certain any parts suspected to be in disrepair are communicated to the person obligated to maintain the vehicle.
  • Impaired or Fatigued Driving – A trucker must remain alert at all times. This can be difficult if they have been behind the wheel for several hours or more. Compounding this problem is the consumption of alcohol. Drivers are accountable to remain alert and sober when operating these powerful vehicles.
  • Cargo Loading – There’s a proper way to pack and stack cargo into the truck bed. If not accomplished correctly the load can shift, causing the driver to lose control of their rig.
  • Poor Weather – Truckers are trained to be able to drive in any type of weather. They should be fully aware of the way their vehicle will respond on the ice, snow, or wet roads and react accordingly when they run into a patch of rough weather. They should also know when to pull over and wait for a break when it is safe to proceed.

Choose Your Legal Advocate Wisely

If you are involved in a truck accident, you can suffer life-changing injuries. Spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, and fractured bones are typical results of such a powerful collision. If you have sustained what are known as catastrophic injuries you can expect your medical bills to add up quickly, throwing your family into a spiral of debt. Auger & Auger is dedicated to fight for your rights to recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

We do not want to see any unsuspecting victim thrown into a financial disaster for which they had no part in causing. Our Greenville truck accident attorney is ready to provide a no-cost consultation today and get you started on the road to recovery.

Call (864) 991-3532 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!

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If a recovery or settlement by trial is made, the client will be responsible for costs advanced in addition to attorney fees. Client remains responsible for costs, expenses and disbursements, including medical bills, within the scope of representation. The attorney’s contingency percentage will be computed prior to the deduction of expenses from the total recovery.

The principal office for Auger & Auger Law Firm is located at 717 S. Torrence St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC. The attorneys and staff of Auger & Auger Law Firm work and process all of the firm’s files at the principal office location in Charlotte, NC. Other office locations listed on our website are satellite offices that are not staffed daily. Satellite offices are operated for the convenience of our clients and who live outside of the Charlotte, NC metro area and are unable to meet with us at our principal office location. All meetings at our satellite offices must be made by appointment only. Phone numbers for satellite offices forward to our principle office location in Charlotte, NC.