Trusted Tractor-Trailer / Trucking Accident Lawyers

Tractor-trailer and trucking accidents can have devastating consequences, resulting in severe injuries, significant property damage, and profound emotional trauma. At DeLuca Maucher Law Offices, our team of trucking accident lawyers is dedicated to advocating for the rights of accident victims and helping them obtain the compensation they deserve.

Truck Accident Lawyers

Our skilled truck accident lawyers have years of knowledge representing clients injured in tractor-trailer and trucking accidents. We understand the complexities of these cases and have the knowledge and resources to navigate the legal process effectively on behalf of our clients.

Comprehensive Legal Representation

Trucking accidents often involve multiple parties, including truck drivers, trucking companies, owners, brokers, and insurance companies. Our attorneys are well-versed in the intricacies of trucking regulations and liability laws. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident and work tirelessly to identify all responsible parties and hold them accountable for their negligence.

Dedicated Advocates for Justice

At DeLuca Maucher Law Offices, we are committed to fighting for the rights of trucking accident victims. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these accidents can take on individuals and their families, and we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need to rebuild their lives.

Personalized Approach

We recognize that every trucking accident case is unique and take a personalized approach to each client we serve. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your story, understand your needs and concerns, and develop a legal strategy tailored to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

One of the common causes of tractor-trailer accidents is driver fatigue and substance abuse. There are laws in place, which limit the number of hours that a truck driver can drive within 24 hours. Despite these rules and regulations, truck drivers often push their bodies beyond reasonable limits. This can result in a horrible accident and hazard on the roadways. When our experienced attorneys investigate a tractor-trailer collision, it is not uncommon for us to discover log books that are inconsistent with the hours driven by the driver, inconsistencies between the dispatch route and the fuel receipts, and inconsistencies between driver logs and odometer readings.

During our investigation, we look to the Fleet Safety Program, as well as the supervision by the employer. We also look at company driver manuals, company training aids, and investigate the education and training of the driver, including a review of the driver s safety records and infractions.

After tractor-trailer collisions, truck drivers are required to submit to drug and alcohol testing to identify whether these substances played a contributing part to the collision. It has been well documented that drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs have been involved in about half of all fatal traffic accidents.

Whenever the attorneys at DeLuca Maucher investigate a collision involving a truck driver who has tested positive for drugs or alcohol, we also investigate the company to determine whether the motor vehicle carrier had established procedures to control this societal problem within its organization effectively. The Tractor Trailer Lawyers at DeLuca Maucher check the personnel file of all drivers to see if the employer thoroughly checked for evidence of drinking or substance abuse problems during the hiring process. We also investigate and evaluate the motor carrier s policies and procedures regarding educating drivers about how drinking and substance abuse affect driver performance.

The Truck Accident Attorneys at DeLuca Maucher has successfully litigated a tractor-trailer collision that resulted in a client of our firm becoming comatose. The Tractor Trailer Attorneys at DeLuca Maucher was able to demonstrate that the tractor-trailer driver was unfit for duty because of a medical condition (diabetes) that was not fully disclosed to company doctors, which made the driver unfit for duty. Section 391.41 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Physical Qualifications For Drivers) states that a Commercial Truck Driver is not physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if he has an established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control. The Law Firm of DeLuca Maucher successfully settled our client s claim above $20,000,000.00, an amount which allowed for top-notch medical care for the client for the rest of his life.

Commercial truck drivers are required to keep logs that document their hours of service. The Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys at DeLuca Maucher has successfully proven that a commercial truck driver who was involved in an accident with a client of our firm falsified his hours of service logs, which contributed to the accident. Unfortunately, falsifying records of hours of service is very common, and the Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys of DeLuca Maucher has successfully pursued claims on behalf of clients of our firm on many occasions by proving that the at-fault truck driver had falsified logs.

The Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys of DeLuca Maucher is familiar with the rules, regulations, and laws applicable to commercial motor vehicles. Our attorneys are also familiar with the wheel assemblies and other technical aspects of a commercial motor vehicle. The Law Firm of DeLuca Maucher was successful in negotiating a settlement over $1,000,000.00 in a claim involving a tractor-trailer wheel that detached from a moving truck, causing death to a pedestrian.

Vehicle lighting of tractors and trailers is often a legal issue that must be assessed in determining the fault of the driver of the tractor-trailer. Because of their length, large commercial vehicles are required to have proper lighting, reflectors, reflective tape, and other visibility devices to alert other motorists to their presence. The Attorneys at DeLuca Maucher analyze any tractor-trailer collision to determine if a lack of visibility was a contributing factor to the crash. The Attorneys at DeLuca Maucher hire engineering experts to assist them in representing their clients on issues involving forensic aspects of driver perception and response.

Tractor-trailer collisions also occur as a result of overloading, poor load distribution, and a lack of clearance under fixed objects. Off-set loads can dislodge and strike vehicles, or even cause tractor-trailers to roll over and crush cars due to poor load distribution. The Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys at DeLuca Maucher often hire experts in the field to prove negligence in these areas and help our clients achieve a maximum recovery for their injury.

If you, a friend, a co-worker, or a loved one has been in an accident with a tractor-trailer, call the Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys at the Law Firm of DeLuca Maucher. We can help!

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor-trailer or trucking accident in Mt Pleasant or Goose Creek, SC, don’t wait to seek legal representation. Contact the trucking accident lawyers at DeLuca Maucher Law Offices today for a free consultation. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you obtain your deserved compensation.

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