Logging Truck Accidents
Because the logging industry has a heavy presence in South Carolina, regular drivers are at a higher risk for experiencing a collision with a logging truck. Logging truck companies do not follow the same rules and regulations as regular trucking companies. The logging industry is less regulated, resulting in a greater likeliness for accidents. Many trucks are poorly maintained and the drivers are inadequately trained.
Causes of Log Truck Accidents
There are many possible causal factors behind logging truck accidents. Some types of accidents could occur with any truck, and some are specific to logging trucks. Almost all accidents, however, are preventable. Common causes of logging truck accidents include:
- Improper loading of logging trucks
- Overweight vehicles
- Failing to place flags or warning devices at rear of the trailer
- Driving without truck or trailer lights turned on
- Bald tires
- Tire blowouts
- Lack of reflective tape and warning signs
- Wide turns
- Reckless driving
- Failing to properly train and instruct the truck driver
- Improper truck maintenance
- Falling debris
- Poor and defective roads
Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, logging truck accidents can be devastating. Victims may suffer serious injury or death, resulting in emotional, physical, and financial stress. If you or someone you love has been in a logging truck accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as you are able. They will investigate your case and may be able to hold the responsible party accountable for your losses.
Contact a Columbia Log Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been the victim of a logging truck accident, attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC are available to investigate your accident and determine if you are eligible to receive compensation. A serious accident can be devastating, and working with an experienced attorney is one of the first steps to getting your life back on track. To discuss your case with a Columbia logging truck accident attorney, call our office at (803) 350-9230 today.