Every day, we share the roads in Florence and throughout South Carolina with trucks and tractor-trailers that can stretch as long as 53 feet and weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Because of their massive size and weight, these rigs expose us to major safety risks. Large commercial trucks can easily be involved in crashes, and those crashes can cause deadly and devastating injuries.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crash with a tractor-trailer, don’t delay in getting in touch with Jebaily Law Firm. Our Florence truck accident lawyers understand the serious nature of these crashes. We also know how to overcome the unique challenges that truck accident claims pose. We will move quickly to:
- Gather and preserve evidence
- Protect your legal rights
- Seek full and fair compensation for you.
We can bring to your case more than 100 years of combined legal experience and a record of delivering positive results for truck accident victims and their families throughout South Carolina, including:
- $1,650,000 – Truck wreck causing wrongful death
- $750,000 – Truck wreck causing severe foot crush injury
- $800,000 – Truck wreck causing knee and back injury
- $500,000 – Truck wreck causing traumatic brain injury.
We will provide an immediate, free consultation and get to work on your case right away. You will pay no upfront costs or pay any legal fees unless we secure a financial recovery for you.
Florence Semi-Truck Accident Statistics
“On average, 77 fatal truck crashes occur each year in South Carolina”
If you were involved in a crash with a large commercial truck, you are not alone. These accidents occur at an alarming rate in South Carolina, especially on major interstate routes such as I-20, I-26 and I-95. These crashes are often deadly.
On average, 77 fatal truck crashes occur each year in South Carolina, according to the latest figures from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The overwhelming majority of these truck wrecks – 80 percent – involve more than one vehicle.
Additionally, the drivers and passengers in the other cars typically suffer the most severe harm – not the truck driver. According to the FMCSA, out of the persons killed in the U.S. in crashes involving large trucks between 2013 and 2015:
- 75 percent were drivers or passengers in the other vehicles
- 15 percent were drivers of the large trucks.
If the truck driver or another party caused you to suffer injuries or killed your loved in a crash, you can trust Jebaily Law Firm to fight for you and pursue all compensation you are due.
What Can You Recover in a Florence Tractor-Trailor Accident Claim?
Trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Passenger cars, in contrast, typically weigh only 3,000 to 5,000 pounds. The difference in size and weight between these vehicles can result in deadly or life-changing injuries to those in the passenger cars, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injury
- Internal injuries
The victim of a truck accident may require a lifetime of medical care and treatment. He or she may never be able to work or enjoy life as they did before the accident.
At Jebaily Law Firm, we will aggressively pursue the maximum amount for you and your family after a truck accident.
We want you to be fully compensated for all of your damages, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income and diminished future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Depending on the facts of your case, we may also seek punitive damages on your behalf. These damages would aim to punish the driver, trucking company, or other parties if they engaged in willful, wanton, or reckless conduct.
If you lost a loved one in a truck wreck, we can pursue a different set of damages through a wrongful death claim. Those damages can include compensation for the loss of your family member’s financial support and companionship and coverage of the expenses involved with laying your loved one to rest.