One person was injured Monday morning when a logging truck overturned in the front yard of a Lancaster SC home.
The accident occured on E. Doc Garris Road, just southeast of the Kirk Air Base. The truck, blocking part of a driveway, rolled over in the front yard of a home.
According to local officials, only one person was injured and was transported to a nearby hospital.
Lancaster Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys
In 2010, accidents in the United States involving large trucks killed 3,675 people and injured 80,000. An alarming 276,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes. Truck drivers operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials across the country and beyond. The disturbing reality is that every day drivers share the road with these mammoth vehicles. Although truck drivers are required to have certain skills beyond that of the normal driver, risks associated with large trucks remain ever present and the threat of serious accidents are with us all. Always give these trucks plenty of room on the road and plan for the unexpected. Be Safe. Get Home.
The Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower understand that even the best trained truck drivers on the road take unnecessary chances and push themselves too hard, potentially causing serious injury or death. When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident involving a large truck or tractor trailer, our seasoned litigators will be there to help you and your family get through. We will investigate all aspects of your accident and hold all legally responsible parties accountable for your loss. Call us today to speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. Hire the best accident attorneys in whom you and your loved ones have the most confidence. We are here for you.
A Rock Hill resident lost his life in a multi-car collision involving a tractor-trailer, that consequently ended in a massive fire on Interstate 85.
The accident occurred last Friday, around 1:45 p.m., on I-85 going southbound near the Statesville Road exit. The tractor-trailer was owned and operated by a Food Delivery Service, who had been travelling to Asheboro, N.C., and were on their way back to Rock Hill, SC. The tractor-trailer was empty at the time of the accident.
When the tractor-trailer slide out of control, it slammed into the back of a female driver’s vehicle, trapping her inside. This particular victim was the first one hit in the multi-car collision at hand.
Speed and alcohol have not been considered as attributing factors to the crash.
York County Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a typical trucking accident or ” tractor-trailer” accident occurs when the larger trucks, usually over 10,000 lbs., collides with other vehicles, trucks, or even worse, pedestrians. The DOT statistics states that around 500 thousand of these accidents occur each year. Of these, 5,000 or so end in fatalities. Even more disturbing, one out of every eight traffic accidents that end in death, are involved with a trucking collision.
In the event that you, or someone you love has found themselves involved in a tractor-trailer, truck, or ” big rig” accident, please call the experience Commercial Truck Attorneys at Reeves, Aiken and Hightower, LLP to evaluate your claim and help get you the justice you deserve!
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On September 5, Henry R. Womack of Turbeville S.C. lost his life while driving the treacherous streets of Chicago, Illinois. Apparently, Womack was the driver of a semi-tractor-trailer and was involved in a serious collision that cost him his life.
He was travelling on the Bishop Ford Freeway, when his semi-tractor-trailer collides with another vehicle, and abruptly took Womack’s life, where he was pronounced dead on scene.
The details are still hazy, as the accident did not occur in Womack’s hometown.
South Carolina Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been involved in a tractor-trailer accident during bad weather or road conditions, contact the experienced commercial truck accident attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. With over 75 years combined legal experience, former insurance defense backgrounds, and a former Registered Nurse (RN), our team is standing by to help get you and your family through this difficult time. For more information, please visit our website at www.rjrlaw.com. Compare our attorneys’ credentials. Then, call us for a private consultation about your particular situation. Hire the best tractor-trailer accident attorney in whom you have the most confidence to get you the justice you deserve!
Truckers in Hazardous Weather Required to Stop and Use “Extreme Caution”
When weather conditions affecting visibility or traction turn dangerous, truckers are supposed to stop their rig until the weather clears. There is a federal law standard of “extreme caution” versus a state standard of “ordinary care” required of interstate commercial truckers. If truckers do not follow this federal standard, then they and the companies who hire them should be held responsible for any serious injury or wrongful death they cause.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, 49 C.F.R. § 392.14 mandates:
Extreme caution in the operation of a commercial motor vehicle shall be exercised when hazardous conditions, such as those caused by snow, ice, sleet, fog, mist, rain, dust, or smoke, adversely affect visibility or traction. Speed shall be reduced when such conditions exist. If conditions become sufficiently dangerous, the operation of the commercial motor vehicle shall be discontinued and shall not be resumed until the commercial motor vehicle can be safely operated. Whenever compliance with the foregoing provisions of this rule increases hazard to passengers, the commercial motor vehicle may be operated to the nearest point at which the safety of passengers is assured.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a tractor trailer accident during bad weather or road conditions, contact the experienced commercial truck accident attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP. Our seasoned trial lawyers are able to help those individual injured in South Carolina and North Carolina. With over 75 years combined legal experience, former insurance defense backgrounds, and a former Registered Nurse (RN), our team is standing by to help get you and your family through this difficult time. For more information, please visit our website at www.rjrlaw.com. Compare our attorneys’ credentials. Then, call us for a private consultation about your particular situation.
A tractor trailer truck carrying produce Monday rolled over in an accident. The driver was injured in the crash. The tractor trailer truck swerved to avoid an existing collision. The driver’s injuries required hospital medical attention.No charges were filed. The tractor trailer truck accident remains under investigation.
The Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a tractor trailer accident or other car accident, you need the help of a serious accident attorney like those at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower. Call us at 877-374-5999, or contact us at this link, to schedule a free, private consultation. We can help you evaluate your claim and get you the recovery you deserve.