Trucking Accidents

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident involving an eighteen (18) wheeler? When your health, family, and financial stability is at risk, call Peter David Brown, P.A. to fight for your rights!

Did you know?

Trucking AccidentsAccording to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, it is estimated that 40% of all trucking accidents are due to driver fatigue. Many truck drivers are overworked and are battling fatigue and drowsiness while traveling our nation’s roadways. While fatigue is a major concern, other concerns could include a driver who is unqualified or unlicensed. Some trucking companies fail to properly train their drivers. While others might hire a driver who have histories of drug or alcohol abuse!

Immediately following any collision involving a commercial vehicle, the insurance companies will have a team of experts move into action. These insurance companies have trained their adjusters to immediately investigate the collision in an effort to protect the insurance company and limit their monetary exposure. These adjusters will be photographing the scene, interviewing witnesses, taking statements, and contacting you to obtain an official statement.

What to Do:

  • Call 911
  • Take photos of the scene, any injuries, and any vehicles and/or property involved in the collision
  • Obtain an FR-10 (initial accident report) from the police on scene
  • Collect any witness contact information, if possible
  • Immediately seek medical attention
  • Call The Law Office of Peter David Brown, P.A. and let us take it from here!

What Not To Do:

  • Leave the scene
  • Forget to call 911
  • Lose your temper
  • Discuss your injuries prior to seeking medical treatment
  • Admit fault (unless you are 100% sure that you are legally in the wrong)
  • Make a statement to the insurance companies
  • File a lawsuit on your own
  • Refuse medical treatment – you never know what injury might be underlying!

Depending on the type of circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses (Previous or future anticipated expenses)
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional and psychological distress
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Permanent impairment
  • Wrongful death of an individual

We service the entire State of South Carolina and routinely handle matters nationwide! Contact us for a CONFIDENTIAL AND FREE CONSULTATION!