Any automobile accident has the potential to be a serious and even life-threatening event. However, where there is a large truck, 18-wheeler, big rig, or other commercial truck, serious injuries are far more likely.
Truck drivers and their companies need to be held responsible for their actions, however, they are often able to hide behind aggressive insurance companies and teams of investigators that try and shift blame to others on the road.
At Howell and Christmas Myrtle Beach truck accident lawyers are not intimidated by large trucking companies. A seasoned attorney will fight zealously to secure the compensation you deserve following a truck accident.
Common Truck Accidents in Myrtle Beach
There are a number of major highways including U.S 17 Business, U.S 17 bypass, South Carolina Route 31, and U.S 501 to name a few, that large trucks use to deliver freight to and from locations throughout the state. Many highways in Myrtle Beach have posted speed limits of 65 miles per hour.
When these high speeds are taken into account with the average tractor-trailer weighing in excess of 20,000 pounds, there is a potentially deadly combination of speed and weight.
The truck accident attorneys at Howell and Christmas have helped individuals facing serious injuries from truck accidents including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Internal bleeding and hemorrhaging
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
If a person has been injured in a truck accident, they can turn to truck accident attorneys, who have experience working closely with those injured in truck accidents in Myrtle Beach and throughout South Carolina.
Following an Accident
Many large trucks are owned by large trucking and shipping companies, who are eager to keep their costs down by avoiding paying for an accident. Many of these large companies will employ teams of investigators that will begin investigating a crash within a few hours of an accident.
If a person has been injured in an accident, it is critical to contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible so they are able to make informed decisions and are not pressured into signing any documents or speaking to any insurance representatives.
Actions a Lawyer Can Take
A Myrtle Beach truck accident attorney at Howell and Christmas can help truck accident victims by:
- Conducting an investigation as to the cause of a truck accident
- Identifying all at-fault parties including trucking companies and vehicle manufacturers
- Estimate property damage
- Estimate present and future medical expenses and bills
- Work with insurance companies and identify insurance policies that may cover an accident
At Howell and Christmas a Myrtle Beach truck accident lawyer understands the unique complications that accompany a truck accident.
Contact a Myrtle Beach Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident in Myrtle Beach or throughout South Carolina, you can rely on the experience, dedication, compassion, and assertiveness of a truck accident lawyer at Howell and Christmas.
They have helped individuals and families recover for their injuries and losses by holding large truck drivers and trucking companies responsible for their reckless driving behavior and they are dedicated to ensuring that not only are your rights protected but that you receive the compensation you may be entitled to.