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Home > Truck Accident - Hilton Head Lawyer

Truck Accident Lawyer on Hilton Head
For Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & Beaufort South Carolina (SC) Area

AA trucking accident occurs when large trailers (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of vehicles while the drivers of the tractor-trailers usually escape truck-vehicle collisions with little or no personal injury.  Due to the size of trucks, accidents can greatly jeopardize the lives of other people in smaller vehicles.  Due to the large size of trucks, an accident can greatly endanger the lives of other smaller vehicles unnecessarily when tractor-trailer operators fail to consider proper accident prevention measures.

Those involved in a truck accident in any way could be eligible for compensation.  If you feel that you have been injured or affected as a result of a truck accident you may be eligible to make a claim.  It is advisable to seek legal assistance as soon as possible in order to determine whether you have grounds to file a claim for compensation. An experienced lawyer from Kiker Law Firm will be able to discuss the various legal options available to you.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents:

  • Unlicensed Driver
  • Speeding
  • Disobeying Safety Procedure
  • Motor Vehicle Inspection Failure
  • Repair & Maintenance Failure
  • Failure to Yield The Right of Way
  • 18 Wheeler Crash
  • DUI / DWI
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Truck Rollover
  • Backing Up/Moving In Reverse
  • Vehicle Collisions
  • Mechanical or Brake Failure
  • Tires Blow Up
  • Transporting Equipment with Trailers
  • Overloaded Trucks or Trailers
  • Loads That Shift Weight

Trucking injuries can be prevented if passenger vehicle drivers take special care when driving near tractor-trailers. If a trucking collision does occur, record as much information as possible, including names and contact information of witnesses.

Call 911 for police and medical help. When everyone is out of danger, gather and write down as much information about the accident as you can:

Record names, driver's license numbers, contact information (at least home address and phone number) and insurance information for all drivers.

Record if any of the drivers appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the effects you observed and any witnesses to those effects. Witnesses are important because after any substances wear off, it will be your word against the driver's.

Record names and contact information for all passengers, all pedestrians, and all witnesses, for example, the storekeeper who saw the whole accident from across the street.

Record any statements you hear about the cause or consequences of the accident. Did anyone say "I'm not hurt?" Did anyone take responsibility for the accident, even partially, by saying "I wasn't looking either," "I was distracted," "I wasn't wearing my glasses," "I spilled my coffee," etc.

Record the location, date, and time of the accident.

Write a detailed description of the accident, including which direction the vehicles were going before the accident, the weather and related conditions (fog, rain, night, ice), what happened, any injuries, what was damaged, and what the police did, especially if they issued tickets or gave a sobriety test. Drawing a diagram can help clarify what happened.

Record contact information of the police at the scene.

Consider hiring an experienced attorney in the Hilton Head Island Area.
You have rights after suffering serious injuries following a truck accident. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim for your injuries and if you do not act within this time, you may be barred from asserting your rights.  If you have an injury that will result in lost time from school or work and cost substantial medical care, you should seek advice from an attorney from Kiker Law Firm.  Naturally, insurance claims adjusters will attempt to settle claims out of court as inexpensively as possible and on terms which will benefit the insurer. An experienced personal injury attorney from Kiker Law Firm should be consulted as soon as possible after the injury and before you provide any statements or sign papers.

If your or a loved one have suffered at the hands of another, it is imperative to meet with a skilled attorney to discuss your serious situation.  The complicated issues require that your case be handled by a lawyer from Kiker Law Firm who is experienced in the specialized area of trucking accidents. For comprehensive legal representation and personal client service in truck accident cases, you can rely on the Kiker Law Firm.  Making the decision of who should represent you is one of the most significant decisions that you may ever make and the Kiker Law Firm have skilled attorneys who will assist you through every step providing a clear explanation of your rights and help you make the best decision regarding your case.

Dedicated to the Client
The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm have extensive experience in pursuing personal injury cases.  We understand what you're up against and also know that many damages may not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life.  It’s important to speak with a trucking accident lawyer at Kiker Law Firm who can inform you of your rights.
We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7300. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.



Kiker Law Firm
2 Corpus Christie Place
(Professional Building ~ Suite 200)
Hilton Head Island

(843) 842-7300

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938