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Because large trucks can cause serious injuries and severe property damage in a collision due to their larger sizes and weights, commercial drivers are considered intoxicated by a lower standard than passenger vehicle drivers. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidelines put the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level that equals intoxication at .04% for truckers rather than the higher .08% for drivers of passenger vehicles.

Our Florence truck drunk driving accidents victim lawyer helps injured clients seek financial compensation. After proving negligence causes your accident, you can request compensation for the cost of treating your injuries, pain and suffering, and a range of additional expenses and losses with help from our team at Hammack Law Firm.

Our Law Firm Helps Drunk Driving Accident Victims

Through a combination of the earnest, supportive help you expect from a small firm and the experience you expect from a big firm, we treat every client we serve with respect and compassion. When we handle your case, we will:

  • Treat you like a friend or family member
  • Make sure your case gets prompt attention
  • Manage all communication and correspondence
  • Prove the at-fault driver’s intoxication
  • Negotiate a settlement versus going to trial

We firmly believe in holding at-fault truck drivers accountable for their negligence. While we work hard to resolve an insurance settlement, we are not afraid to take your case to court if the insurance company representing the trucker will not agree to a fair settlement.

Types of Truck Accidents We Handle

Trucks and the trucking industry are an essential part of our society and economy. This means there are a variety of different trucks on the road at any given time. We will advocate for you and help you fight for compensation if you were injured by one of the following types of trucks:

  • Big rigs and tractor-trailers
  • Moving and delivery vans
  • Flatbeds loaded with cargo
  • Commercial work trucks
  • Cargo and garbage trucks
  • Emergency response vehicles

We help you prove your right to compensation by using your crash report to prove the truck driver who caused the collision was intoxicated. It will indicate whether alcohol or drugs played a part in the accident and whether the driver was cited for a BAC violation. We will also request the results of any BAC testing that might further establish negligence.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named drunk driving as the cause of three percent of all truck accidents. The prevalence of drunk driving in truck crashes leads to the loss of more than a hundred lives on an annual basis. We are committed to advocating for change that lessens that number significantly.

Types of Recoverable Damages You Can Pursue After a Truck Accident

The immediate and ongoing medical care your truck accident injuries will require can be extensive. Rather than creating a financial hardship for you and your family or preventing you from getting the medical attention you need, the at-fault party and their insurer should bear these costs. In addition to past and future medical bills, you can recover:

  • Past and future lost wages
  • Future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Lasting physical impairments
  • Property damage or destruction

When our truck accident attorney represents you, you do not have to determine the value of your losses on your own. After a collision in Florence, our attorney for injured victims of trucking accidents will help you prove the value and validity of your economic and non-economic damages.

Past Clients Celebrate Their Financial Settlements

We fight hard to make changes and improvements to trucking and insurance company public safety policies. We fight just as hard for a fair settlement for injured clients. Clients who left Google reviews about the settlements we helped them obtain, say:

  • “I cannot express how pleased I am with Hammack Law Firm…I received my settlement (which from the beginning, I just wanted my medical bills paid for and didn’t expect any cash in my pocket) not only were all the bills taken care of, I had money in my pocket!” – Summer
  • “Just wanted to share my experience with this law firm…I felt like I was at home from the minute I walked into the door… I never would have thought I would receive what I did with the way insurance companies are today…I would highly recommend this law firm above all others.” – Eddie Mills
  • “Hammack Law Firm represented me for my auto accident case and got me an outstanding settlement amount. They really work hard for their clients and get fantastic results! I recommend them to everyone [be] cause they’re the best!” – Daniel Strevel

We take a stance for safe roads, fight for favorable financial settlements, and are not afraid to take your case to trial if a fair settlement is not forthcoming. We work hard to ensure we provide these advantages to every injury victim we represent.

Do Not Let the South Carolina Statute of Limitations Expire

The statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases is generally three years, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. However, factors like the age of injured victims can affect the statute of limitations. With enough notice, we make sure the state’s filing deadline does not expire. We also explain any other circumstances that could extend the amount of time you have to seek compensation.

When you avoid delays in filing your personal injury lawsuit, you give our team and your case additional advantages. Pursuing compensation sooner rather than later gives our investigative team time to explore the accident scene, compile supportive evidence, and locate and interview witnesses.

Learn More By Contacting a Truck Accident Lawyer From Our Office Today

If you or someone you love were injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident in Florence, our truck drunk driving accidents victim attorney will help you fight for the justice and compensation you are entitled to for the negligence that led to your injuries. Contact one of our Hammack Law Firm team members at (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 today.

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