South Carolina authorities recognize that truck accidents are uniquely dangerous. So, truck drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles safely. They must abide by county, state, and federal laws while driving.
When a truck driver, their employer, or another involved party violates these rules, they put people’s lives at risk. If you suffered harm in a collision with a commercial truck, a South Carolina truck accident lawyer from our team can manage your case.
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How Our Lawyers in South Carolina Can Achieve Your Legal Goals
We don’t build successful injury claims overnight. We give each claimant the time and attention their case deserves. You can expect our lawyers to:
Investigate the Cause of Your Truck Accident
Per the National Academy of Sciences, many truck accidents result from driver fatigue. Other common causes of truck crashes include:
- Brake failure
- Improper cargo loading
- Distracted driving
- Weaving in and out of lanes
- Braking too suddenly
All of these actions constitute negligence. We can use the trucker’s logbooks, dashcam footage, and black box data to establish your accident’s cause.
Identify Your Injury-Related Expenses
Your medical bills likely make up a large part of your injury claim. Other compensable damages in your case may comprise:
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage costs
- Transportation expenses, like rideshare fees
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Your case’s value depends on your situation. We will use your case’s evidence, such as your medical bills, to calculate your losses’ value. We may also consult with healthcare professionals and economists to learn more.
Determine the At-Fault and Liable Parties
Multiple parties can contribute to truck accidents. For instance, truckers must obey the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s mandates. Additionally, trucking companies are responsible for scheduling, training, and vetting drivers to preserve road users’ safety.
Once we determine fault and liability, we can pursue compensation for your damages. Also, S.C. Ann. § 15-38-15 notes that you can seek compensation, even if you partially contributed to the incident.
File Your Claim and Negotiate a Settlement
The South Carolina Department of Insurance notes that all motorists must carry insurance. That goes for trucking companies, as well. Following your collision, we can calculate your losses and send the insurance company a demand letter. This document outlines your injury’s severity, case’s value, and other relevant details.
Many times, our demand letters are successful, and we can settle your case from there. If not, we’re ready to negotiate. This means presenting your case, finding additional evidence, and communicating with the claims adjuster.
File Your Lawsuit
Our trucking accident lawyers aren’t afraid of intense legal battles. When we file your lawsuit, we’ll implement the best possible strategy.
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We’re Committed to Ensuring Your Case’s Success
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers isn’t like other South Carolina law firms. For starters, we have over 40 years of experience advocating for people just like you. Some benefits of partnering with us include:
We’ve Secured Multi-Million-Dollar Settlements For Our Clients
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers helps injured claimants recover compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and other injury-related expenses. Check out some of the outcomes we’ve secured for our clients:
- We once recovered $4.1 million for a family struck by an 18-wheeler on the highway.
- We secured compensation for a trucker who suffered harm in a collision. We recouped $2.6 million.
- A family came to us after getting hit by a commercial truck. We secured $988,493 for their losses.
We encourage you to check out our other case results online.
We Offer Free Resources For Injured Claimants
We published a book called the “Auto Accident Victim’s Guide.” Here, we answer questions about:
- What to do after a collision
- The information you should document
- The contact information of law enforcement officials
- How a lawyer can benefit your case
You can request a free copy today. You can also view our online videos.
We Provide Free Case Reviews to Injured Claimants
We’re ready to answer any questions you have about your case, from what it’s worth to how long it’ll take to settle. You can also get the answers to these questions:
- How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?
- What happens if the insurer denies my claim?
- What information should I document?
- What should I do after a truck accident in South Carolina?
You can also learn about our attorneys’ experience and what they can do for you.
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What’s the Most Important Step After a Truck Accident in South Carolina?
We encourage you to seek medical attention after being in a truck accident. Even if you don’t have external injuries, organ damage, spinal cord trauma, and brain injuries can quickly affect your quality of life.
While undergoing treatment, keep:
- Copies of your imaging scan and lab test results
- The names of your doctors
- Where you received treatment
- Your medical bills
- The dates of future follow-up appointments
- Your medication bottles and scripts
We also encourage you to keep a journal. Here, we want you to include your daily pain levels, the medications you took, and your interactions with others. We can also use your testimony to calculate your non-economic damages, like pain and suffering and inconvenience.
Other Steps After Your South Carolina Trucking Accident
We also recommend:
- Referring the claims adjuster to your lawyer
- Keeping a “low profile” on social media
- Taking pictures of your vehicle’s damage
- Writing down the names of any witnesses
- Keeping all messages between you and the involved parties, including the trucking company
We can provide further insight when you connect with our team.
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Begin Your Free Case Review with George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers
We believe that if another party’s negligence caused your accident, you deserve compensation. Financial recovery can’t undo the accident itself. However, it can alleviate your financial concerns during this challenging time.
Right now, we’re ready to listen to your story and determine how we can help you. To connect with our firm, dial (888) 612-7001.
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