Cases involving truck drivers and trucking companies are drastically different than regular automobile accident cases. The hows and whys surrounding collisions of this kind often make these much more complex and that a standard wreck case.
What did the trucking company know about the truck driver before putting him behind the wheel of such a dangerous instrument?
How long had the driver been driving at the time of the incident?
What was the driver’s driving record and driving history like?
Was the equipment that the truck driver was operating faulty?
These and many more are all questions that must be asked before negotiating or settling a case of this kind. Attorney Wayne Ridgeway spent the first six years of his legal career defending commercial motor carriers throughout the State of South Carolina and knows what questions to ask and what documents and materials need to be sought. If you, a family member or friend have been injured in an accident with a tractor trailer and would like to talk about the available options, Hank Burriss and Wayne Ridgeway look forward to discussing the case. With offices in Columbia and Orangeburg, Burriss and Ridgeway services clients across the State of South Carolina. Visit burrisslaw.com or call (803) 451‑4000 to learn more or schedule a free consultation.