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Accidents involving a tractor trailer are often devastating.


Accidents involving tractor trailers are often more catastrophic than a typical motor vehicle accident. While a typical motor vehicle weighs approximately 3,000 pounds, a tractor trailer may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Recent statistics show that there are more than 150,000 tractor trailer accidents per year in the United States. These accidents account for over 90,000 injuries and over 5,000 deaths each year.


Truck and tractor  trailer accidents account for over 90,000 injuries and over 5,000 deaths in the US each year.The attorneys at Chappell, Smith & Arden understand what it is like to be involved in an accident with a large truck. For decades we've provided legal representation to people across the Southeast who, through no fault of their own, have been injured in accidents involving large trucks. Our firm has also represented families who have lost loved ones because of the negligent conduct of truck drivers and trucking companies. At Chappell, Smith & Arden, you’ll get personal, caring service and attention every step of the way. We don’t pass trucking accident victims along to other attorneys. We handle your case from start to finish to ensure you get justice and the compensation you deserve.


Trucking accident cases are quite complex.

Chappell, Smith & Arden is very familiar with the complexities of the trucking industry. The trucking industry is regulated by rigid federal and state laws that are in-depth and complex.


Chappell, Smith & Arden understands and knows these laws. You can be sure we will shed light on any negligent conduct and protect your rights.


If have been in a trucking accident, you should not give a written or recorded statement to any insurance company without first checking with an attorney.

A trucking accident victim may be entitled to damages, including the


• Loss of earnings

• Pain and suffering

• Past medical expenses

• Expected future medical expenses related to the accident

• Compensation for permanent injuries



You need someone on your side from the very beginning:

• To protect your rights

• To investigate and preserve critical evidence

• To help you navigate the medical world as you undergo what may be a slow recovery

• To give you practical advice about how to deal with everyday life in the face of serious injuries

Did you know?

South Carolina Trucking Accident Facts


South Carolina has the fourth largest state-maintained system in the country; which consists of Interstates, U.S. highways, state highways, and secondary roads, totaling approximately 41,500 miles. South Carolina's primary interstates include I-20. I-26, I-77, I-85 and I-95. Add to that list I-126, I-185, I-326, I-385, I-520, I-526 and I-585 and you can see why there are so many motor vehicle accidents each year in our state.


Major trucking companies love to use our highways and plentiful railway facilities, booming ports and airports. Approximately 130 truck lines and 150 motor freight lines operate in South Carolina. Have you seen these trucks on our highways? UPS, FedEx, JB Hunt, Con-Way, Swift, Landstar, Old Dominion, Southeastern, Estes, R+L Carriers, Saia, Averitt, AAA Cooper or C.R. England?  Chances are good you answered "Yes" to more than one of
those big names. And chances are you or someone you know will be involved
in an accident with a truck at some point.

Personal injury attorneys Chappell, Smith & Arden also help victims of car and work-related accidents. Visit our full Web site for a list of all of our practice areas.

For a free consultation with Mark D. Chappell or W. Hugh McAngus, Jr. of Chappell, Smith & Arden, call toll free 800.531.9780.

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