Sharing the road with large trucks, such as tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers, can be intimidating and scary for some drivers. Sharing the road with such large vehicles can also pose risks for others on the road. With such extensive size and power, these trucks can cause a minor accident to be magnified, producing serious injuries for those involved. These trucks are sometimes also carrying hazardous or flammable materials. Large trucks can weigh at least 25 times more than a typical car. Drivers of large trucks must adhere to a number of federal and state regulations. They are also required to carry specific insurance with higher limits than your standard vehicle driver. If you get into an accident with a large truck, you may need a South Carolina Truck Accidents Attorney.
Truck accidents differ from a typical car accident in many ways, one being that they involve professional drivers who are held to higher standards. These drivers are also often associated with companies who frequently bear the responsibility of the accident. The trucking industry is governed by federal law and regulation.