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Trucking Accidents

Columbia Lawyer Focusing on Trucking Accidents

Automobile accidents claim many victims, but the destruction is often insignificant compared to the effects of a trucking accident. Tractor-trailers account for about 500,000 traffic accidents in one year. Injured victims include:

Protecting South Carolinians’ Rights

The Law Offices of Robert Dodson represent the unfortunate victims of trucking accidents. Located in Columbia, South Carolina, our law firm’s personal injury focus affords us the familiarity of handling trucking accident cases. We bring in experts and investigate your claim. We determine the best course of action for your case. Our mission is to hold the guilty party accountable and win you the compensation you deserve.

Everything Can Change in a Split Second

Tractor-trailers and their cargo can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. This is a stark difference from an average 3,000-pound car or SUV. This unbalance often means a more serious injury to other drivers, both at high and low speeds.

The immensity of semi-trucks also creates several large blind spots. Motorists unaware of the blind spot locations put themselves at risk for a dangerous and costly accident. To avoid an accident, learn the blind spots. Check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more tips on averting collisions.

The Crash Is Just the Beginning

For many victims of trucking accidents, the crash is a precursor to the stressful events to follow. The emotional, physical and psychological consequences meet hefty economic effects. Financial costs can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

Assigning Liability

Truck drivers are professionals who should be held to a higher degree of responsibility than other motorists are. The drivers and their employers may be liable for the crash. They rely on teams of defense attorneys and insurance agents to ensure you do not receive the compensation to which you are entitled. You need an experienced attorney like Robert Dodson to sift through the bureaucracy and determine which party or parties to hold responsible.