Large commercial “big rigs” or “18-wheelers” are the biggest, heaviest vehicles permitted on Columbia interstate highways and roads. Because of their sheer size and weight, they can become unstable at highway speeds. Whenever a tractor trailer collides with another vehicle, serious injury and/or death almost always result. State and federal agencies have tried to minimize the risks by enacting extensive regulations for the trucking industry. In doing so, these regulations have also created many rules that can help experienced plaintiff’s attorneys go against the well financed trucking industry. This will be a tough fight, but you can prevail if you know where to find the large amount of data available. Just know going in that this will not be easy. If you or someone in your family has been injured or killed in the Columbia area from a semi-truck accident, contact the serious trucking accident attorneys at Reeves Aiken Hightower & Burns LLP at 877-374-5999, or by filling out this form, to speak with an attorney who can help you evaluate and pursue your claim.
While each case is unique, some of the more common causes of large commercial truck accidents include:
- Driver inexperience
- Driver fatigue
- Careless or reckless driving
- Driving while impaired (alcohol and/or drugs)
- Overloaded trucks
- Improperly loaded trucks
- Improper maintenance
- Improper safety parts
- Improper supervision or training
Large truck accident cases are predictably quite complex. It is in your best interests to retain a serious accident attorney. This is not the time to hire a TV or billboard lawyer. Carefully review and compare our credentials and experience. Make sure you are getting the most capable personal injury lawyer to protect you and your family at this critical time. At Reeves Aiken Hightower & Burns LLP with an office in Columbia, our lawyers are serious truck accident injury attorneys. Each are experienced trial lawyers with distinguished backgrounds. Attorney Robert J. Reeves is a former ICU Registered Nurse (RN) who understands complicated injury cases. And both Mr. Reeves and attorney Arthur K. Aiken are former insurance defense lawyers. Each are also life members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for South Carolina. Robert and Art were law school classmates and each have 25 years experience in trying civil cases. They are aggressive and compassionate trial lawyers who know the great responsibility clients place in their charge when they are hired to represent a family. We appreciate that honor and trust and will work tirelessly to earn your loyalty in the future.
We welcome an opportunity to meet with you and review your particular case. Call us today at 877-374-5999 for a private consultation, or fill out the contact form. We will evaluate your claim, answer your questions, and see what options are available to pursue the loss you have suffered. We look forward to hearing from you.
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