Carolina, daily travel is impacted by the presence of truck traffic that
services urban centers such as Columbia, Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
Interstate 95 carries north-south traffic along the entire eastern seaboard,
and highways such as the Columbia Beltway are constantly congested with
commercial vehicle traffic. Unfortunately, that traffic leads to traffic
accidents. Every year in South Carolina, more than 2,500 fatal and non-fatal
truck accidents leave thousands of innocent motorists injured or dead. Michael
believes that victims of these crashes, including their families, have the
right to hold negligent trucking companies accountable. If you're suffering
from a traffic accident involving a commercial vehicle, add Michael to your
team of legal professionals to ensure that you receive a settlement that is
reflective of your loss.
Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near South Carolina:
- Litigating Truck Collision Cases: “Rules,” “Reptiles,” & Experts Seminar, Atlanta (May 20, 2011)
Topic: Maximizing Damages In A Trucking Collision Case Using Rules, Reptiles, And Experts
- Litigating Truck Collision Cases College, Atlanta (October 9-12, 2009)
Topic: Discovery Presentation, SafeStat/CSA Presentation, Instructor
- Interstate Trucking Group of ATLA, Atlanta (July 20, 2002)
Topic: Punitive Damages In Large Truck Cases
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Charleston may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in South Carolina, visit our South Carolina Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 80 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 2,537 per year
Accident Locales: 89%(Rural), 11%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 56% of South Carolina's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not South Carolina.
In 91% of South Carolina truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 20: A major link to cities to the north, south, and west of South Carolina, I-20 is also known as the J. Strom Thurmond Freeway.
Interstate 26: I-26 is a major route for South Carolina and for the entire Southeastern United States. Running from Tennessee to Charleston, South Carolina, I-26 is noteworthy for occasionally running counter to its signage. Crossing the French Broad River, I-26 West actually travels east.
Interstate 77: Part of the Columbia Beltway, I-77 runs from Cayce, South Carolina, through or around the cities of Charleston, Columbia, and Rock Hill among others.
Interstate 85: I-85 travels northeast by southwest from the Georgia state line into South Carolina, linking the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg before proceeding to the North Carolina state line.
Interstate 95: This massive Interstate Highway links points along the eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine. Along its way, I-95 spans about 50 miles of South Carolina from Hardeeville to Dillon.