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18 Wheeler Accidents Are Costly

With their huge size and weight, 18 wheeler trucks are often hard to miss on our South Carolina roads and highways. However, accidents involving these extremely large and prevalent semi trucks do happen. Unfortunately, these big rigs can cause serious injury when they collide with passenger cars, and the extensive treatment of these injuries can be just as serious.

Immediately following an accident with an 18 wheeler, the victim(s) usually need urgent, on-sight, emergency medical treatment. Afterwards, transportation to the nearest hospital via ambulance, or even helicopter, is necessary. Beyond hospital treatment, there’s usually follow-up surgeries, rehabilitation, and more doctor visits. These are the many expensive steps towards recovery from an 18 wheeler accident.
In addition to those high medical costs, 18 wheeler truck accidents can also cause a great deal of property damage. Passenger cars that collide with semi trucks usually end up totaled.

18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been involved in an 18 wheeler truck accident, you need a professional personal injury lawyer with experience in handling semi truck accidents. You shouldn’t have to deal with such overwhelming expenses and prolonged recovery on your own. Fill out our online contact form, or call Joe and Martin at (843) 357-8000 for a FREE case evaluation.

 Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys Semi Truck Accident Experience

Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys has the handled 18 wheeler truck accident cases for victims across South Carolina. Our semi truck accident lawyers understand the complex process of dealing with all aspects of semi truck accident fallout. We know it can be extremely difficult for accident victims to handle even simple, everyday tasks during recovery, which is why our attorneys are fully prepared to handle ALL of your expenses and insurance paperwork, as well as every step of the legal process from filing your claim to representing you in court should your case go to trial.

Common 18 Wheeler Accident Injuries

There is a wide range of common 18 wheeler accident injuries. There are painful yet treatable injuries like broken bones, whiplash, and torn ligaments and tendons. There are more serious injuries that require longer recovery time like neck and spinal cord injuries. Perhaps the most devastating and permanent are the possibility of paralysis like paraplegia and quadriplegia or even wrongful death.
Aside from collisions with passenger cars, pedestrians or bystanders can be hit and injured in 18 wheeler truck accidents. While these types of accidents are less common, the resulting injuries can be significantly more catastrophic.
Common causes of 18 wheeler accidents are:

  • Poorly maintained brakes, tires or lights of an 18 wheel semi-truck
  • Overloaded or oversized freight and cargo trucks
  • Tired truck driver who has been overworked and become sleepy due to long hours and busy delivery schedule
  • Negligence of a truck driver who crashed into another car, pedestrian, motorcycle, or other vehicles
  • Driver fatigue
  • Rushed delivery schedules
  • Road rage by a large truck driver
  • Aggressive delivery truck drivers
  • Tailgating or reckless driving by a truck driver
  • DUI Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Jackknife 18 wheel semi truck accidents
  • Speeding or ignoring the speed limit for trucks on the freeway or highway

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety provides statistics on large truck-related fatalities over the past several years, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Why You Need an 18 Wheeler Truck Accident Lawyer

With the often substantial amount of medical expenses, losses, and damages incurred in 18 wheeler truck accidents, you will need a professional truck accident attorney to help you collect the maximum amount of compensation you need and deserve for all your pain and suffering. Our clients are our main focus. When you choose Joe and Martin to be your legal representation, we do everything in our power to make sure you are not only fully compensated, but that you also make a full recovery. We can help get you the proper medical attention and care you need after your traumatic accident, even if you have little or no health insurance. We will NEVER turn away a client due to lack of finances or insurance.

Call Joe and Martin Right Away

If you or someone you know was hurt in an accident involving a truck of any sort – 18 wheeler, cargo truck, freight truck, or delivery truck – please contact an attorney at Joe and Martin Law Firm for a FREE case evaluation (843) 357-8000. We are standing by to answer all of your questions.