Logging truck accidents present different challenges than an accident involving a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, dump truck or other commercial vehicle. A logging company and its truck drivers must follow different regulations than other trucking companies, but the industry is not very well regulated. At Lanier & Burroughs, LLC, we represent clients with accident claims involving logging operations throughout the Lowcountry and throughout the state of South Carolina.
Educated at the University of South Carolina School of Law, each one of our law firm's attorneys is well versed and knowledgeable in dealing with trucking companies and insurance companies of the industry. It is crucial that our investigators inspect, document and preserve evidence at the scene of the accident where you or a loved one sustained serious injuries. With our more than 50 years of combined experience, we can aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you deserve through settlement or trial in any South Carolina court.
Trucking Accident Lawyers Serving South Carolina
In our first meeting, we will take the time to fully understand the unique circumstances of your case. We will lay out your legal options and make sound decisions with you about whether to proceed with actions to prepare for negotiations or a lawsuit against parties that may be responsible for your injury.
Whether your accident occurred on a major South Carolina interstate such as I-20, I-26, I-77, I-85, I-95, or secondary highways such as Highway 1, 17, 176, 301 or 601, or the most rural of roads, we can provide the resources, analysis and thorough case preparation to pursue recovery based on a number of accident situations, including:
- Overloaded trucks and unsecured loads
- Unstable trucks
- Rolling logs
- Logs blocking truck lighting or conspicuity tape (reflective tape)
- Inadequate lighting of the trailer
- Inadequate or unsafe flagging of logs extending beyond the truck trailer
- Inadequate conspicuity tape visibility
- Truck driver fatigue
- Trucking company negligence
- Negligent inspections and maintenance
- Defective trucking equipment
- Reckless driving
- Illegal maneuvers
- Other causes of truck accidents
At night, perception is greatly reduced, especially on poorly lit logging roads. When logging truck lighting or reflective taping is obscured, it can be very difficult to see a truck or its logs on the road, and harder yet, if the truck is pulled over or stopped in the road.
Contact Lanier & Burroughs, LLC Today
We can pursue recovery for catastrophic loss, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and other costs. We provide a free initial consultation with a lawyer along with the advice and options you need now. Call us at 803-268-9800 or e-mail us to schedule a meeting with one of our logging truck accident attorneys at your convenience.