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Charleston Truck Accidents Lawyer

Charleston Truck Accident Attorney

Being injured in a truck accident is an overwhelming experience. Victims are often up against multiple parties, like trucking companies, with vast resources and their own interests to prioritize. Having your own representation who will fight on your behalf and yours alone is important making sure your rights are preserved. Charleston truck accident lawyer Lindsay Blanks does just that, working tirelessly to make sure victims’ get their lives back on track following a devastating collision. Even seemingly minor truck accidents may result in significant injuries that can have a huge financial impact on you and your loved ones. Those liable for causing this harm should be the ones who pay. At E. Lindsay Blanks PA law firm, we understand the toll truck accidents can take and we’re ready to help you receive the compensation you need and are entitled to. Our firm represents clients throughout South Carolina, including Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Ladson, Hanahan, Moncks Corner, Mt. Pleasant, and Kingstree. Contact our office today to find out how we can help.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Most truck accidents are due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company. Negligence occurs when one party breaches their duty of reasonable care owed to another, causing their injuries and resulting in damages. In Charleston, truck accident attorney E. Lindsay Blanks helps investigate the circumstances surrounding a crash and identify the responsible parties so proper legal action can be pursued. 

Common causes of truck accidents indicating negligence include:

  • Driver Fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Inadequate truck maintenance or inspection
  • Insufficient driver training
  • Overloaded vehicles

Defective truck parts may also contribute to these types of collisions. The trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration so both state and federal law are involved in truck accident cases. This makes them more complex than others. Detailed evidence such as information regarding driver’s rest and meal breaks, trucking logs, as well as practices and policies of the trucking company should be collected as soon as possible following an accident. Timing is important to make sure evidence is not lost or destroyed.

Truck drivers are often expected to drive for many hours and rush to make deliveries on time. This can create dangerous conditions to others on the road. Drivers themselves, as well the trucking companies that employ them can be held accountable where negligence is shown. Depending on the circumstances, loading companies, maintenance crews, and parts manufacturers may also be at-fault. Being involved in a collision with a large, heavy truck versus an accident between two cars leads to more life-altering and sometimes fatal injuries. Victims often need compensation for current medical expenses as well as future medical costs, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In South Carolina, victims and families who have lost loved ones in a truck crash have three years from the date of an injury or death to file a claim. This may seem like a long time, but the preparation to build a successful litigation can be extensive. Often experts such as accident reconstructionists, automotive engineers, and specialized investigators are consulted.

Truck Accident Lawyer Serving Charleston Residents

Many other firms have experienced lawyers but at E. Lindsay Blanks PA law firm, we offer a vital difference: We care about each of our clients as individuals. We understand each case and client are unique and take the time to understand each of our client’s needs to create the strongest and most effective case possible.

If you’ve been in a truck accident or any type of motor vehicle accident, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire a knowledgeable Charleston truck accident attorney. We have 27 years experience helping injured people protect their rights and maximize their compensation. Call our office today at (843) 863-1800 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. E. Lindsay Blanks PA represents injured people in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Ladson, Hanahan, Moncks Corner, Mt. Pleasant, Kingstree and elsewhere throughout South Carolina.

Client Reviews

My mom got into an accident (not at fault) and insurance tried to get away with silly low payout. They trier to scam her into quick settlement but thankfully my mom refused to talk to them, and went to Mr. Blanks...

Alex Angely

Mr. Blanks was awesome and got the job done. I would highly recommend him to everyone. Thank you for helping me!!! It was great working with you guys.

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The absolute best decision I made. I was hesitant at first to talk with a lawyer but the professionalism was evident from start to finish and I felt very comfortable going thru with it. Very thorough dedicated team with...

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Mr. Blanks’ hard work and endless drive made me confident in what I was doing from day one, and his knowledge of the system ensured that I got everything I asked for with little hassle.

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