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When a trucker drives while intoxicated, the weight and height of their truck create a safety hazard to everyone they share the road with. Recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that as many as 3 percent of commercial drivers drive under the influence. If you or someone you love was injured in such a collision, our truck accident team can help you recover from the financial aftermath.

Our Columbia drunk driving lawyer at Hammack Law Firm helps truck accident victims by fighting for increased safety measures and compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. We will carefully and methodically build your case to recover lost wages, property damage, and compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering.

We Spearhead Your Fight for Compensation in Columbia

Hiring our law firm to represent you means you do not take on the truck driver or their insurer on your own. If you were injured in a truck accident an intoxicated driver caused, our team fights hard to seek the compensation their negligent behavior entitles you to.

When you choose our team to fight for your financial recovery, we make sure you experience the benefits of working with our team. On your behalf, we will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to you and:

  • Obtain a copy of your police report
  • Determine what your case is worth
  • Compile and organize your evidence file
  • Complete and submit insurance forms
  • Negotiate for a financial settlement

Our team also makes sure you get regular and informative updates on the progress of your case from start to finish. The status and strength of the case will never be a mystery to you, as we want you to be able to make informed decisions that help secure the outcome you seek.

Client Satisfaction Is Our Priority

Because we’ve helped many truck accident victims in the past, our team understands the physical and emotional turmoil you might be experiencing. This understanding is why we strive to create a warm, supportive, and compassionate environment as we fight for compensation on your behalf. Our mission when we represent you is to:

  • Build a personal relationship
  • Make South Carolina safe
  • Assign financial liability

Our firm pursues compensation for every single client we represent. With our legal help and support, you can focus on getting better, caring for a loved one as they recuperate, or helping your family recover from the sudden loss of a loved one while we go to bat for you.

Testimonials That Describe Our Client-Focused Approach

Recovering from a truck accident can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. We work hard to make the process as seamless as possible for those we represent. Previous personal injury clients say:

  • “Lynn, Paul and the Hammack Law Firm team did an amazing job taking care of my auto accident claim!! Lynn was so caring and took personal ownership of our case, fighting for us and making sure our case was settled for nothing less than the maximum.” – Haley Lyda
  • “The entire staff was helpful and kind to me. Although Paul had many cases I’m sure, he always made me feel that mine was the most important with the attention he gave. These folks are highly recommended.” – Jerry Oates
  • “Everyone at Hammack Law treats you like a FRIEND not just a client. Their negotiating skills above and beyond. Definitely looking out for me. I will recommend HLF.” – Steven Kramer

You can learn more about working with our team on our testimonials page. Our client reviews illustrate what it is like to fight for financial recovery with the experience of a big firm and the empathy, compassion, and understanding of a small firm.

How We Assign a Value to Your Columbia Truck Accident Case

A passenger car driver is considered intoxicated if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. Meanwhile, a commercial truck driver is held to a higher standard—they are considered intoxicated if their BAC is 0.04% or higher, according to South Carolina Commercial Driver License Manual guidelines.

If an intoxicated truck driver caused your collision in Columbia, our lawyer can help you compile the evidence to prove your right to compensation as a drunk driving accident victim. If successful, you could receive the following types of recoverable damages:

  • Medical bills for treatment you require now and in the future
  • Income loss during your recovery period and going forward if you cannot return to work
  • Lasting disability or disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

Once we have this evidence, our Hammack Law Firm team presents proof of your damages to the at-fault driver and their insurance company. After presenting proof of the at-fault driver’s intoxication and the details of the accident, we work toward a settlement offer. If one cannot be reached, we are not afraid to take your case to court to continue the fight for compensation.

Your Right to Sue for Financial Compensation is Limited

When you pursue an at-fault truck driver, the state’s statute of limitations defines how long you have to do so. In South Carolina, you generally have three years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. When you engage our team sooner rather than later, we have time to:

  • Thoroughly investigate the accident scene
  • Contact and interview witnesses
  • Identify smartphone and surveillance video

Our team makes sure your case complies with the filing deadline and looks for every piece of evidence that proves the accident’s cause. We take these steps on your behalf because we are dedicated proponents of changing trucking safety policies to make the roads safer for everyone.

It Costs Nothing to Talk with Our Team About Your Truck Accident

If you or your loved one was the victim of a drunk driving accident in Columbia, our attorney has the resources to help you seek compensation from the truck driver – and even from the trucking company. In addition, if our team does not recover damages, we will not charge you any fees.

You can learn more about how we advocate for truck accident victims by calling Hammack Law Firm at (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 today.

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