On May 25, 2014, during Memorial Day weekend, a significant motor vehicle accident occurred on I-20 near the Richland and Kershaw county lines. This accident is currently under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Parol, and the cause of the crash has not been released. The crash caused both westbound and eastbound lanes of I-20 near the Kershaw County and Richland County lines to be closed for most of the day.
Two cars were significantly damaged in the collision that also involved a large tractor trailer semi-truck. A small truck was overturned, and a red mustang had the top of the car torn off. The 18-wheeler did not appear to sustain as severe of property damage. The extend of the injuries caused by this accident is currently unknown, but significant trauma was reported because persons were transported from the to Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia by helicopter. To learn about common causes of truck accidents, read this article.
Our prayers go the drivers, passengers, and families of those involved in this accident. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a accident involving a car or truck, we are here to help you. Truck accidents cause significant injuries, and many times result in wrongful death. Please contact us today to see if we can help you and your family recover from trucking related accidents. We will work to secure the financial compensation that you deserve. Please call Robert F. Goings of the Goings Law Firm, LLC at (803) 350-9230 for a free case evaluation.
May 15, 2014 — Orangeburg, SC
On Thursday morning, May 15, 2014, three people were killed in a single vehicle truck accident on I-26 in Orangburg County, South Carolina. The accident occurred when the 18 wheeler drove off the Interstate and into an embankment colliding into the multiple trees. The accident is under investigation and the cause is currently unknown. Typically single vehicle accidents occur due to driving inattention, distracted driving, and many times a driver being tried or falling asleep.
Our condolences and prayers go the families of those killed in this tragic accident. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, we understand the significant suffering that these tragic accidents can cause. Truck accidents cause significant injuries, and many times result in wrongful death. Please contact us today to see if we can help you and your family recover from trucking related accidents. We will work to secure the financial compensation that you deserve. Please call Robert F. Goings of the Goings Law Firm, LLC at (803) 350-9230 for a free case evaluation.
The logging business is a big industry in South Carolina. Forests cover two-thirds of the total land area in South Carolina. Timber is South Carolina’s most valued crop. Statistics from the S.C. Department of Agriculture reveal that South Carolina’s forestry industry generates $17 billion annually to the state’s economy, employing over 90,624 individuals. Everyday log trucks carry tons of lumber and timber wood on South Carolina highways and roads after being harvested.
Unfortunately, South Carolina drivers are at a greater risk of being involving in an accident caused by a logging truck. Many logging truck accidents occur on major South Carolina interstates such as I-20, I-26, I-77, I-85, I-95, or secondary highways such as Highway 1, 21, 176, 301, 321, 178, 378, 521, 601, and other rural roads. A logging company and its truck drivers is required to following different regulations than other trucking companies. Unfortunately, the logging truck industry is not very well regulated. Many log trucks are poorly maintained, and the drivers are inadequately trained. Due to the sheer size, weight, and type of load carried by these logging trucks, any accident with these type large trucks can lead to catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death. If you have been involved in a wreck caused by a log truck, you need the experience of a logging truck accident attorney in South Carolina.
Causes of S.C. Timber Truck Wrecks
Our experience has revealed that many log truck accidents in South Carolina can be avoided if the drivers of these commercial vehicles were more careful and attentive of the road and other drivers. In South Carolina, common causes of logging truck accident 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
Contact a Columbia Log Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured as a result of a logging truck accident, our lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC can pursue recovery for catastrophic loss, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and other costs. With our help and guidance, you may be able to hold the log company fully responsible for the truck accident. Call us at (803) 350-9230 today to speak an experienced Columbia Logging Truck Accident Attorney or click here to fill out an online case evaluation form.