If you suffered injuries in an accident involving a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, a truck accident lawyer in Easley, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you recover damages from the responsible party. Our lawyers protect the rights of injured clients, taking on truck drivers, trucking companies, and insurers, and making sure they are held financially liable.
Our team offers a free case evaluation to all truck accident victims. We will review the details of your case and let you know how we can help. If you decide to move forward with us, we charge for results only, not for our time or advice. We get paid only when we recover money for you.
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We Hold the Responsible Parties Liable for Your Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents differ from other motor vehicle accidents in that they often have a greater number of potentially liable parties. We take the time to investigate your accident thoroughly, identifying all parties that may share in the blame for your injuries.
Some of the parties that may be responsible include:
The Truck Driver
Truck drivers must follow the same rules of the road as other drivers. They have additional regulations to which they must adhere as well, such as keeping their log book up to date and not driving too many hours without rest.
An attorney will investigate the truck driver in your accident and determine if they violated any laws or regulations. For example:
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Improper lane change
- Failing to yield right of way
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
In addition, we can subpoena their log book. A lawyer will review it carefully, searching for any evidence that the driver either did not fill it out correctly and completely or violated a regulation, such as:
- Mandatory rest intervals
- Scheduled truck maintenance
- Mandatory weigh-ins
The Trucking Company
Vicarious liability laws in South Carolina hold trucking companies responsible when their drivers injure someone on the road. If one of our lawyers can prove that the truck driver was at fault in your accident, we can go after their employer for compensation. This can help us recover a larger settlement, because trucking companies tend to have more financial resources than drivers.
The Shipping Company
Shippers may also bear vicarious liability for your truck accident injuries. The shipper is the business that hired the trucking company and its drivers to haul goods. Since shippers, like trucking companies, tend to have a lot of money, it is worth our time to investigate our options for pursuing compensation.
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We Help You Navigate South Carolina’s Car Accident Laws
In South Carolina, you may be eligible to recover damages for truck accident injuries even if an investigation shows that you were partly at fault for the accident. The state follows a modified comparative liability system, as outlined in S.C. Code § 15-38-15. Under this rule, you can recover damages proportionate to the other party’s share of the blame for your injuries.
To give an example, suppose you were 30% at fault and the other driver was 70% at fault. Your economic and non-economic damages total $100,000. Since the other driver was deemed responsible for 70% of the crash, you can recover from 70% of your total damages, or $70,000.
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Do Not Speak With the Insurance Company Before Speaking With a Truck Accident Lawyer From George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers
If the trucking company or their insurer contacts you after the crash, it is a good idea not to discuss anything in detail with them before you have spoken with a truck accident lawyer.
Often, after an accident, the insurance company will call the injured party and offer a quick settlement. It can sound enticing, especially if you anticipate high medical bills or you are having to miss work. But if you take the first settlement put in front of you, then you usually end up leaving money on the table.
Our truck accident attorneys in Easley, SC, negotiate aggressively, helping our clients collect the fair compensation they deserve. We do not want to see you saddled with a sub-par settlement.
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Count on the George Sink, P.A., Injury Lawyers Team to Help You Recover the Full Slate of Damages You Deserve for Your Truck Accident Injuries
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we conduct a full investigation into your accident and produce a list of all the economic and non-economic damages you have incurred because of your injuries. Our Easley, SC, truck accident lawyers fight the responsible party and the insurance company for the full amount.
We may be able to recover compensation for the following and more:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, we can help you file for a wrongful death lawsuit and help cover funeral and burial costs
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The dedicated truck accident lawyers serving Easley, SC, at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are eager to start working on your case today. It starts with a free, no-risk case evaluation. Call us today or fill out our online contact form.
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