If you were injured in a truck wreck, a truck accident lawyer in Simpsonville, SC, from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you pursue the responsible party or parties for compensation. Our injury lawyers fight for truck accident victims, helping them recover damages and get their lives back after a crash.
Let us put our talent and resources to work for you. Our team offers a free truck accident case evaluation. We will sit down with you, review the details of your accident, and discuss your legal options. If you choose to work with us, our fees are contingency-based, meaning we do not get paid until you collect money.
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We Go After All Responsible Parties for Your Truck Accident Injuries
When you suffer injuries in a truck accident, those responsible for the crash should pay the cost of treating your injuries and for other damages you have incurred. Truck accidents are unique in that they often involve more responsible parties than other motor vehicle accidents.
Our truck accident attorneys in Simpsonville, SC, will identify all parties who may be liable for your injuries and collect evidence against them. Potentially responsible parties for your truck accident include:
The Truck Driver
The driver of the truck that hit you was breaking any traffic laws or was careless or negligent behind the wheel is most likely the responsible party for your injuries. Examples of behavior that can result in liability include:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Changing lanes improperly or without signaling
- Failing to yield
- Tailgating or following too closely
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
Truck drivers must also follow regulations that govern how many hours they can drive at a time, how often they must have their vehicles serviced, and how frequently they must have their loads weighed. Drivers are required to record this information in a logbook. We can subpoena this book.
If it is incomplete, inaccurate, or suggests any violation of a law or regulation, a lawyer can use it against the driver.
The Trucking Company
In South Carolina, trucking companies have vicarious liability for the actions of their drivers. That is, if an attorney can show that the truck driver was at fault for your crash, we can pursue not just the driver but also their employer for compensation.
The Shipping Company
The shipping company refers to the business whose load the driver was hauling at the time of the crash. In certain situations, this company might also have vicarious liability.
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We Can Help You Recover Damages Even If You Were Partly at Fault
South Carolina does not necessarily bar you from recovering damages if you were partly at fault for your accident. The state uses a modified comparative liability system to assign fault, per S.C. Code § 15-38-15.
Whatever your damages total, you can recover the share of that sum that corresponds to the other party’s liability percentage. As an example, if the investigation shows you were 25% at fault, and the other party or parties were 75% at fault, you could recover 75% of your total damages from the other party.
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Call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers Before Speaking With the Insurance Company
You generally have to go through at least one insurance company to recover damages for truck accident injuries. Truck drivers and trucking companies have lots of insurance, and that is a good thing for you – it means there is little worry about a situation where you win a judgment, but the responsible party lacks the money to pay it.
But dealing with insurance companies – in particular, negotiating settlements for auto accident injuries – is no easy task. They employ skilled and highly trained negotiators whose job is to minimize what they have to pay out.
When you work with a Simpsonville, SC, truck accident attorney from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, you are choosing a firm with aggressive negotiators, attorneys who can negotiate with insurers and their representatives and make sure you recover fair compensation.
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We Help You Recover All of the Damages for Which You Are Eligible
Following a truck accident with injuries, you may be eligible to recover compensation for a number of damages. These include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income from work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- If you lose a loved one in a truck accident, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and cover funeral and burial costs
We fight for all of these damages and more.
Call for a Free, No-Risk Case Evaluation Today
The George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers team is looking forward to hearing from you. We can help you recover damages for your truck accident injuries. For a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation with a Simpsonville truck accident lawyer, call us or fill out our online form today.
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