A Columbia tow truck accidents lawyer from Hammack Law Firm will help you pursue compensation and hold the negligent parties responsible after a crash in Richland County or another local area. We represent truck accident victims and develop strong claims based on the facts of their cases.
Our South Carolina-based legal team provides complimentary case assessments and consultations, giving victims an opportunity to learn more about their rights, legal options, and next steps. We will explain how we will help with your case for free today.
Recovering Financial Compensation for Our Clients After a Columbia, S.C., tow Truck Crash
Most truck accident cases we manage settle out of court. This happens when our attorneys negotiate a fair and just settlement with the insurer, who represents the liable party or parties. While we can sue them—and we sometimes need to—this is not how these cases usually proceed.
Instead, we present strong evidence to show negligence, liability, and the value of the case to the insurance company and negotiate a settlement we believe adequately compensates our clients.
For example, our recent case results include a $1,600,000 settlement for a husband and wife who suffered significant, lasting injuries in a head-on collision that a commercial driver caused. As with many cases, we settled it without going to trial. We also recovered appropriate compensation based on their injuries, losses, and ongoing costs.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The value of a tow truck accident claim depends on many factors that are unique to that case. For this reason, it is difficult or impossible to know what a case might be worth without first investigating what happened and documenting the damages the victim sustained.
The recoverable damages in your Columbia collision claim could include:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Future medical treatment and care costs
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting impairments
- Property repair or replacement
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible losses
We also handle wrongful death claims based on Columbia tow truck accidents. We will explain how these cases work during your initial consultation. We are here for you if your loved one died from their accident injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a tow truck accidents lawyer serving Columbia, call 864-740-8653
We Build Personal Relationships with Our Clients
At Hammack Law Firm, you can read our Google Reviews and see that our clients are big fans of our approach, the attention we give their cases, and how we handle their questions and concerns. When we agree to handle a case, that client becomes a part of our family. We understand their stress and frustration and want to help them through it.
We give each claim the time, attention, and resources necessary to:
- Hold the negligent parties accountable
- Seek financial compensation for the client
- Ensure the client gets the answer they need and understand their case
- Pursue justice for our clients based on their accident case
In addition to helping individual clients pursue a case against a negligent driver or company, our attorneys are also ardent proponents of increasing safety on the roads of South Carolina. We believe in and fight for changes in the trucking and insurance industries that bolster public safety.
Our team works based on contingency fees. We do not ask for a retainer or other upfront fees, and we will not charge any attorney’s fees unless we recover damages in your case. Coupled with free case reviews, our clients have nothing to lose by letting us prepare and file their claims.
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Who Is Liable for My Columbia Tow Truck Crash and Injuries?
If the tow truck driver caused your crash in Columbia, S.C., that driver and their employer may be legally liable for your injuries and losses. While the driver is responsible because of their negligence behind the wheel, you have a case against their employer because of the legal doctrine of respondeat superior.
Respondeat superior is a common law doctrine that states that a worker’s employer is responsible for any negligent actions they commit while working in the “course and scope” of their job. For a tow truck driver, this includes being behind the wheel of their truck and on the clock.
To this end, Hammack Law Firm will take steps to identify the liable parties and hold them accountable. This often includes both the tow truck driver and the towing company. The necessary steps to prove the client’s case and seek justice include:
- Determining what happened, who is at fault, and the damages suffered
- Identifying the liable parties and their insurance policies
- Valuing the claim based on the victim’s damages and other factors
- Demanding a fair and just payout from the insurer
- Negotiating with the insurance adjuster as needed
- Suing the liable parties if necessary because the insurer will not offer an appropriate settlement
- Representing the client at trial and asking for an adequate court award
You can count on our team to provide the necessary time, resources, knowledge, and attention to navigate this process for you and represent your best interests.
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When Is the Deadline for Filing a Claim in a Tow Truck Crash?
The statute of limitations that applies in personal injury lawsuits in South Carolina is three years from the accident date under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. This deadline is for suing the at-fault driver and their employer, not filing a claim. Missing the deadline means you cannot take the case to trial.
However, having the leverage to go to trial is important for forcing more from the insurer in these cases. It may be impossible to recover a fair settlement during negotiations if we cannot sue because of this deadline. We like to start on a claim as soon as possible so that we can build the strongest argument possible for a fair settlement.
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Our Attorneys Provide Complimentary Consultations for Truck Accident Victims
At Hammack Law Firm, our truck accident team will discuss your case with you for free. We will assess your legal options, explain how we will take action on your behalf, and answer any questions you have about the process.
Call (864) 326-3333 to get started with your complimentary case review.