Few who are involved in serious truck accidents live to tell the tale. When a crash is less severe, a person may live, but likely with serious and permanent injuries, like traumatic brain injuries that affect cognition and spinal cord injuries that impair mobility. Most truck accidents would not happen but for negligence. If this is true in your case, our Charleston injury attorneys want to meet with you.
Of course, these are not the only types of accidents that large trucks can be involved in – these are just a few accident types that are specific to large trucks. Large trucks may also be involved in rollover crashes, rear-end collisions, head-on crashes, and sideswipe accidents as well.
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Trucking companies and truck drivers that move freight into and out of South Carolina are required to carry higher amounts of liability insurance than owners of passenger cars because of the havoc large trucks can cause. A loaded semi-truck may weigh 20 to 30 times as much as an automobile. When a semi-truck and an automobile collide, the occupants of the smaller vehicle typically sustain the brunt of the impact and injuries.
After a trucking accident caused by a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence, an accident victim may file a truck accident claim and seek compensation for:
The amount of compensation available will depend on the specific details of the accident including:
If multiple parties are potentially liable, then compensation may be sought from two or more insurance policies. That can increase the amount of compensation available to accident victims.
When our attorneys at Joye Law take a truck accident case, we evaluate all the parties who may have liability and find the applicable insurance policies that may provide compensation.
Our Charleston semi-truck injury attorneys perform a number of services as part of our representation of people injured in truck accidents. Our attorneys will:
Our attorneys at Joye Law Firm are committed to helping people who have been seriously injured by a negligent truck driver or trucking company.
Liability in a truck accident is often much more complex than is making a determination about liability in a collision involving two standard passenger cars. This is because in addition to the two drivers, there is also an employer involved, a shipper, and multiple manufacturers, too. Here is a list of potentially liable parties – a thorough investigation will be necessary to pinpoint exactly who was to blame:
If you are in a semi truck accident in Charleston, you are likely suffering from serious injuries – get medical care for these injuries immediately. If you are able to, keep a thorough record of all treatment, pain you experience, and the healing process. If you are not able to do this, ask a loved one to write down their version of the experience for you.
You should make sure that the truck accident is reported to the police. Ask for a copy of the police report, as well as the names of any eyewitnesses who spoke to the police at the scene.
Call your insurance company and begin the process of filing a claim as soon as possible. If you delay, you may forfeit your right to compensation.
As soon as you can, contact our Charleston truck crash attorneys at Joye Law Firm. We will gather evidence and conduct an investigation to determine liability and prove negligence. Then, we will fight for a fair settlement amount that addresses the full extent of your losses.
At Joye Law Firm, we know what you are going through. We want to help you get back on your feet again and recover the financial freedom you need to move forward with your life. Contact our talented Charleston truck accident attorneys today for a free case consultation.
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