South Carolina truck accident lawyers

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Semi-truck accidents are devastating, but our team of compassionate lawyers will be Right By You, fighting for fair compensation so you can focus on what matters to you. We won’t rest until you get the settlement you deserve. Simply talk to us using our live chat or call 888-HAWKLAW and our team will get to work.
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HawkLaw truck accident lawyers are determined to fight for your right to compensation 

The most common causes of 18-wheeler truck crashes in South Carolina are deemed preventable, but motorists in other vehicles often have little to no control over whether a semi-truck crashes into their vehicle, causing bodily harm. It’s important to understand how and why these accidents occur, and what victims of large truck accidents can do to protect their own interests in the aftermath. 

Our truck accident attorneys have a formula to protect your interests, fight for fair compensation, and support your own health and well-being. 

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' truck accident attorney process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

Following our initial meeting, we’ll collect documents related to your case and conduct an investigation into how your accident occurred. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

When enough evidence is collected, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

Why Choose HawkLaw’s Truck Accident Attorneys 

Our professional team of truck accident lawyers have helped many clients receive fair and just compensation for their injuries. We’ve even won a $3 million settlement* for one trucking accident, and we’ll apply the same tenacity to fight for just compensation in your case. If you need our help, we’ll be there.   

But our team is more than just your lawyers; we want to help get your life on track again. While you hope, we deliver; we’ll work diligently and to the best of our abilities to get fair and just compensation that will restore the quality of your life. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.  

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

An accident can happen at any time, and the causes can vary widely. To file your South Carolina truck wreck claim, you need to prove the cause to determine what exactly happened and who’s at fault. 

If you’re not sure what caused your commercial truck crash, our attorneys can help. We’ll investigate the evidence and find the cause, which might be one of the following problems: 

Drowsy and distracted driving

Tractor-trailer drivers have a set time to work before they must take a break. However, their employers might provide an incentive for finishing routes earlier. This means there are truckers who have been on the road for far too long. That can lead to more mistakes and slower reaction times. 

Driving under the influence

Driving while intoxicated is already dangerous. When semi-truck drivers are under the influence with a risk of jackknifing, they place even more lives in danger. Truckers who cause an accident while under the influence deserve to be held accountable for compensation

Road hazards

While an 18-wheeler is less vulnerable than other vehicles to road hazards like potholes, road damages can cause an accident. When a government road authority doesn’t ensure drivers’ safety, victims can seek compensation

Defective vehicle parts
Sometimes, products are defective and shoddy manufacturing can cause those products to break down at the most dangerous of times. When truck parts and materials are defective, or parts in any other vehicle, those defections can result in a serious accident in which you can hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries, and include them in a claim or civil lawsuit.
Common FAQs

The truck driver who caused the accident is directly at fault for the damages incurred by the collision. Since truck drivers are at work, their employers—the trucking companies—might hold some responsibility for what happened to you. Additionally, you may prove that a third party like a manufacturer or a government agency is also at fault for the accident. 

When seeking compensation for a semi-truck wreck, insurance companies should provide a settlement for your claim. After your accident, contact the relevant insurance company, but take care not to mention fault, if possible. Claiming that you were partially responsible could hurt your claim. The insurer may send an adjuster to investigate your claim, who will seek evidence, investigate the injuries, and calculate the total costs of your accident. After that, the insurer should make you a fair settlement offer. 

The most pressing damages will be your economic damages. These are fairly easy to calculate because they cover the financial losses you’ve suffered, like the cost of your car repairs and your medical care. While future losses may be a little more complicated, they can be estimated based on past expenses or wages. Additionally, you should file for physical, emotional, or psychological damages that include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional trauma to pay for any additional therapy necessary to recover from the accident. 

 

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