Newton & Campbell Law P.A. (Commercial Vehicle Injury Lawyers) 

Commercial Vehicle Accident Injury Claims (Lawyers)

Have you been injured by an eighteen wheeler, box truck or any other commercial vehicle? Commercial vehicle accidents offer unique challenges to an injured South Carolina motorist. Accidents involving commercial trucks can result in serious injuries or death because commercial trucks are significantly heavier than passenger vehicles with some commercial trucks carrying hazardous or flammable materials. It is understandable why commercial truck drivers are held to a higher legal standard than other motorists. If you have been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your injuries.

 

So what exactly defines a commercial vehicle?  A commercial vehicle is a vehicle used in the normal course of business to transport commercial goods.

Examples of commercial vehicles include: 

 

Eighteen-wheeler tractor trailers
Tanker trucks
Delivery vehicles and large freight trucks.  

 

A loaded commercial truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Due to this size disparity and the laws of physics, a collision between a commercial truck and a smaller passenger vehicle is likely to result in serious or even fatal injuries.

 

Some commercial truck accidents are caused by a combination of a commercial truck's characteristics and performance capabilities. The characteristics can include limits associated with:

 

Limits on acceleration
Limits on braking 
Limits with visibility (Commonly referred to as a"blind spot")

 

Most commercial tractor trailers have a large “blind spot” and are thus unable to respond to certain hazards in a timely manner. Of equal importance are the maintenance records of a commercial truck. More specifically, has the commercial truck had preventive maintenance checks that meet industry standards? 

 

 If you were injured by the fault of commercial vehicle operator or driver your recovery in a personal injury action can include payment for income lost through missed work and compensation for any loss of earning capacity resulting from the accident. Before accepting an academic scholarship to attend The Appalchian School of Law, Attorney Travis Newton spent three years as a Market Development Manager for a fortune 500 logistics & transportation company. Travis is well trained in the operation and specifications of commercial trucks including the importance of preventive maintenance.

 

Travis Newton is a commercial truck accident attorney that can review and explain your case in an effort to help you find the best possible resolution. If you have been injured by a commercial truck or vehicle, auto accident injury lawyers Travis Newton and Rame Campbell are available for a free consultation at (864) 965-9148. If you are visiting Newton & Campbell Law P.A. on your mobile device please find the call button at the bottom of your screen. 

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