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Getting into an accident on the road can be as shocking as it is physically dangerous. Both the shock and the potential for bodily harm are magnified when the crash involves a large commercial vehicle. When fully loaded, semi trucks can weigh up to 40 tons, and they are capable of riding or rolling over… Read More

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When it comes to road accidents, there are many different variables to factor in. But these differences manifest in particularly significant ways when we consider the differences between a car accident and an accident with a commercial truck. If you have been the unfortunate victim of an accident with a large commercial vehicle and you… Read More

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Formal education isn’t a requirement to become a commercial truck driver, although entry-level drivers are required to take training with a registered training provider. Prospective trucking employees must complete tests successfully and obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Since large trucks, such as tractor-trailers, are difficult to operate, truckers need a comprehensive knowledge of how… Read More

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An accident with an 18-wheeler will leave you reeling, and wondering “how did this happen?” And soon enough, that question will be relevant for your attorney, for your insurance company, and for your finances. To get the answer, you might need to request information held in the black box of a truck. Black boxes aren’t… Read More

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Any type of auto accident is devastating. However, accidents with large commercial trucks can be permanently life-altering and challenging to recover from. Eighteen-wheelers are heavy and usually weigh about 80,000 pounds when they’re fully loaded. That’s 20 times heavier than a standard car. When accidents happen with an 18-wheeler, the consequences can be lethal. To… Read More

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This year, Robert F. Goings of the Goings Law Firm, LLC was named to the 2021 South Carolina Top 25 of all attorney in South Carolina by Super Lawyers.  This list includes the best attorneys in South Carolina.  Robert F. Goings is the only attorney that practices in the area of personal injury law from Columbia… Read More

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In South Carolina, the law is designed to protect a person who is injured in a car or truck accident due to the negligence or fault of another.  It is important to consult with an attorney to determine the type of losses that you may be able to compensated for following a collision. The purpose… Read More

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A high percentage of serious roadway collisions and fatalities in South Carolina occur on the Interstates. The old saying from the South Carolina Department of Transportation is that roads “can be highways or dieways, the choice is yours.” The only way to prevent collisions and fatalities is to should enforce traffic laws, engineer safer roads… Read More

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What are the Alcohol Liability and Dram Shop Laws in South Carolina? The alcohol liability and dram shop laws in South Carolina can protect victims of alcohol related injury or death.  Alcohol has proven to be a lead factor in the cause of injuries and deaths on the highways of South Carolina.  South Carolina currently ranks… Read More

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Alcohol impairment is one of the leading causes of traffic collisions. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was an alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 48 minutes in 2017.  Based on the legal definition of impaired driving, alcohol-impaired crashes are those that involve at least one driver or… Read More


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Last Updated : May 13, 2020
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