Columbia “Chameleon Carriers” Can Cause Tractor Trailer Accidents
US Senator Charles Schumer, from New York, recently spoke out against a national trend of “chameleon carriers” skirting federal and state safety regulations, including accepting insurance responsibility for serious tractor trailer accidents, and continuing to make huge profits at the expense of their truckers’ and other drivers’ safety.
“It is critical that a better system be developed when it comes to screening potential ‘chameleon carriers’ and unsafe drivers who shouldn’t be on the roads,” Schumer said. “While most companies that receive violations and citations quickly take steps to improve their safety operations, some carriers are able to evade oversight by simply closing down and re-emerging with a new name.”
Although Senator Schumer was concerned with Northeastern trucking companies, these types of tractor trailer accidents affect South Carolina’s residents due to Charleston’s port traffic.
Trucking Companies Must Accept Insurance Claims and Lawsuits for South Carolina Tractor Trailer Accidents
If you have been involved in a tractor trailer accident due to the irresponsibility of a large commercial trucking company, you are well within your rights to file a personal injury lawsuit. Chameleon carriers use loopholes in federal trucking regulations to bypass insurance claims, so if you have filed an insurance claim and the company no longer exists, you can hire a South Carolina personal injury attorney to help you find the original owners and get the compensation you need for your medical bills and lost wages.
My Insurance Claim for the Tractor Trailer Accident Was Denied and I Cannot Find the Carrier
If you are the victim of a tractor trailer accident and have since been unable to get necessary financial help with medical bills or lost wages because a chameleon carrier will not pay your insurance claim, you should contact a South Carolina personal injury attorney for help. The tractor trailer accident attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help defend you against denied insurance claims, chameleon carrier scammers, distracted truck drivers, and other causes of your tractor trailer accident. We offer free consultations to evaluate your personal injury case, so contact us today. 803.252.4800