On the morning of October 20, 2022, Alycia France went to the mailbox outside her workplace. “I stepped out and I unlocked it and then locked it back shut and then that’s the last thing I remember,” France said. The next thing she knew, she was knocked unconscious and had blood on her face.

According to a report from the North Charleston Police Department, A white flatbed truck hit her and immediately took off. The report says there was no knowledge of the incident until video surveillance was made available due to France being unresponsive. France is now dealing with a fractured lower back, significant deep bruising, and a scraped leg. She says it’s difficult now to do everyday things that she used to do around the house, and she is currently unemployed.


Truck Accidents in North and South Carolina

Being hit by a commercial truck is a frightening and life-changing event, it is much worse than getting hit by a normal car. We share the road daily with every kind of truck, which means everyone is at risk of getting hit whenever we drive.

In 2016, tractor trailers and semitrucks were involved in the most crashes (4,464). Not surprisingly, these vehicles also caused the most injuries (1,238) and fatalities (62). Single-unit trucks were the second most common vehicle to cause a large truck accident. With 4,179 accidents reported and over 1,000 injuries, leading to 38 deaths. If you ever fall victim to this type of incident, hire a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.


Get Help if You’ve Been Injured in a Truck Accident

Commercial trucks and tractor trailers are massive machines that pose a major risk to public safety. The trucking industry is subject to numerous regulations and driver qualifications. Trucking operators and others involved in commercial trucking also have legal obligations to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of other people on the road.

Despite all of these qualifications and regulations, some truck drivers choose not to comply. Fortunately, those who are injured by the negligent or wrongful acts of these drivers and families who lose loved ones that were in preventable truck accidents have the right to seek compensation for their damages.

The trucking industry can be as complex as the legal system itself. They hire drivers, cargo loaders, maintenance crews, and more. In many cases, a couple of these parties could be involved in a trucking accident case. So, when a trucking company comes under fire, it is almost guaranteed they will hire a powerful legal team to protect its financial interests. They can also hire multiple legal teams, depending on the circumstances.


This is why you need to hire an experienced truck accident attorney from Lee Law Offices. With our industry knowledge and years of experience, we are ready to help truck accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. Contact Lee Law Offices today to discuss your North Carolina truck accident case with one of our truck accident lawyers.