Due to the massive size and weight of all vehicles, and particularly tractor trailers, anything involved in a collision does not stand much of a chance of being unharmed.

The size, weight and momentum of a moving vehicle or truck makes accidents almost always catastrophic, often resulting in serious personal injury and death. Motor vehicle accident cases are more complex, and it is recommended that if you or a loved one is hurt or killed in motor vehicle accident, you consult an experienced vehicle accident attorney who has both the knowledge and resources necessary to fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.

The attorneys at Yelverton Litigators fully understand the difficult process of fighting large corporations and their insurance companies while trying to recover from serious personal injuries and losses.  Our experienced attorneys can help determined who is responsible in a case involving a truck accident and help you get fair value for your claim.

It is important that you say nothing at the scene of the accident and agree to no settlements before consulting our firm. Anything you say early on can be documented and then used against you should you decide to sue at a later date. We can protect you from insurance company adjustors who are trained to get you to say and do the very thing that will hurt you in the long run.


An important part of any lawsuit is determining who is at fault and to determine who is at fault, you must first determine the cause of the accident.  Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Unreasonable schedules

  • Driver Fatigue

  • Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks

  • Defective equipment

  • Poorly maintained truck

  • Lack of driver training and experience

  • Intoxication

  • Dangerous weather conditions

  • Defective roadways

  • Excessive speed

  • Negligent drivers of other vehicles

Truck Driver Fatigue – Fatigue is the most common cause of driver error, contributing to about 40% of all trucking accidents. Fatigue alone can cause an accident, and when combined with other factors, the results are often deadly.

Underride and Override Accidents – Underride accidents can be horrific, usually resulting in decapitation. An override accident is one in which a truck runs over the vehicle in front of it. It is estimated that as many as half of all fatal truck accidents involve truck underrides.


One reason vehicle accident law suits are so complex is that they can involve multiple responsible parties for both automobiles and trucks, potentially including:

  • Vehicle driver

  • Trucking company

  • Equipment manufacturers

  • Other negligent drivers

  • Government entities

Successfully pursuing a vehicle accident lawsuit requires an in-depth understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. Yelverton Litigators has extensive knowledge of these laws and has the resources to expertly investigate your claim. Commercial drivers, through driving logs and other records, are held to a higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles, and trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures involving hiring practices, truck maintenance, recording keeping, and time on the job. Only an experienced truck accident attorney knows how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence that you must have to prove your case.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident anywhere in South Carolina or North Carolina,

Yelverton Litigators can help.