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K.C. Mangus Lohr - attorney, lawyer, sc, charleston

 

All Trucking Accident Claim Reviews Are Provided By K.C. Free Of Charge. 

 

You Only Pay If K.C. Wins Money For You.

 

TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER

 

K.C. Mangus Lohr is a South Carolina low country truck wreck attorney who can help you.  She has more than 14 years of legal experience, handling all types of injury claims.

 

We have all experienced the fear of driving in the rain while an 18 wheeler truck barrels past us spreading a wave of water over our windshields.  We grip our wheels tighter, say a prayer and curse the speed of the truck at the same time.  With the large number of trucks traveling to and from the Charleston Port, sharing the road with semi-trucks is a part of our daily lives.  While the trucking industry is an important part of our local and national economy, the presence of negligent truck drivers on the road is dangerous and the cause of many accidents.

 

According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States in 2013, there were 3,964 people killed and an estimated 95,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks. In the United States, an estimated 342,000 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes during 2013.  In South Carolina in 2013, 59 people died in large truck accidents.  Large trucks are defined by the NHTSA as any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds.    

 

18 wheeler truck accidents can be devastating to travelers.  Trucking accidents can be caused when:

·         The truck driver is speeding or driving too fast for the road conditions

·         The truck driver refuses to allow another vehicle to merge

·         The truck driver is too tired

·         The truck driver swings too wide when making turns

·         The truck driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol

·         The truck driver does not have the proper training

·         The truck’s tires shred

·         The truck load is too heavy, large, or not properly secured

·         The trucking company fails to properly inspect tires, brakes and lights

·         The trucking company poorly maintains its tractor trailers

·         When the truck is defectively designed

 

When a truck accident happens, the trucking company will often send a legal representative to investigate the accident.  This investigator will try to minimize the amount of money the trucking company has to pay.  The truck accident investigator will leave no stone unturned in analyzing the crash site, taking photographs and measurements to aid him or her in determining anything which can help the trucking company. 

 

In order to fight what the trucking company investigator will say, it is critical to gather all available evidence.  K.C. will thoroughly and completely investigate your South Carolina truck accident if she accepts your legal claim.  She will gather physical evidence including information about the weight, load, hours of service and truck maintenance.  She may hire an accident investigator (called an “Accident Reconstructionist”) to analyze the accident, determine the cause of the accident and who is at fault.  The Log-books, driving records and information obtained from the black box recorder will also be reviewed in K.C.’s investigation.  These pieces of the puzzle are important in determining whether the truck driver followed South Carolina and Federal Laws pertaining to adequate rest for the driver and the necessary vehicle maintenance.

 

In addition, K.C. will gather medical records to determine the condition of the driver at the time of the accident and she will analyze the information on prescription drug use, level of truck driver fatigue or whether the driver suffered from sleep apnea, diabetes or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

Using top accident reconstruction and medical experts, K.C. will thoroughly and aggressively move your case forward.  If you have been injured, she will pursue all types of damages to which you are entitled in a semi-truck wreck.

 

The trucking industry with its experienced investigators, insurance adjusters and well-paid lawyers are not on your side.  Get the Mangus Law Firm on your side.   If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, call K.C. today.  She will take the time to listen to you and fight to get you fair compensation.

 

K.C.’s South Carolina law practice includes the cities and towns of Moncks Corner, Bonneau, Goose Creek, Summerville, St. George, Ridgeville, Holly Hill, Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Huger, McClellanville, West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Edisto, Hollywood, Ravenel, North Charleston, Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, Awendaw, Adams Run, Folly Beach, Ladson, Hanahan, Wando, Pinopolis, Harleyville, Reevesville, Orangeburg, Cross, and St. Stephen.

 

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4000 Faber Place, Suite 300, N. Charleston, SC 29405
Ph: 843-323-4380   Cell: 843-312-8073    Fax: 843-213-6964


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