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A Greenville truck accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm will help you understand your case and take legal action against the liable parties if you suffered injuries in a crash that a negligent trucker caused.

Our team provides free case reviews and represents victims based on contingency. If we can show that the truck driver caused your accident, we can pursue compensation to cover your related costs and losses. You should not have to cover these expenses if you did not cause the crash.

How Can Compensation Help Me After a Greenville
County Semi-Truck Collision?

Commercial vehicle accidents lead to major physical, emotional, and financial consequences for many motorists. Larger vehicles are more likely to cause significant damage and even death.

Our team knows how to build a claim that considers a wide spectrum of damages and seeks to recover money for losses that include:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Medical treatment and support
  • Future or ongoing medical needs
  • Lost wages and other income
  • Diminished ability to work if you have permanent injuries
  • Vehicle repairs or replacement
  • Miscellaneous expenses

We Manage Wrongful Death Cases

Unfortunately, some people do not survive the injuries they suffer in a commercial vehicle accident in Greenville. We help victims’ families get justice. We will build a case and act on behalf of the deceased’s personal representative to demand an appropriate payment for the surviving spouse, children, or parents.

This will include lost income, loss of services, funeral and burial costs, medical bills, and a range of intangible losses the family experienced because of their loved one’s untimely death.

Our Team Can Go to Work for You Today

At Hammack Law Firm, we want to make South Carolina safer for everyone. We strive to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and seek financial compensation for our clients. We understand that this time in your life is not easy and that you need compassion, empathy, and support.

Our recent results show the success we had in truck accident cases with very different circumstances and injuries. They include:

  • $1,600,000 settlement for a husband and wife hit head-on by a truck driver
  • $400,000 settlement for a collision victim who suffered ankle and foot injuries in a truck accident
  • $135,000 settlement for a client who had soft tissue injuries to their neck and shoulder after a rear-end truck collision

We provided the support and representation each of these clients needed and secured justice for each of them. While all of these cases settled out of court – most do – we are not afraid to take the case to trial. We know what it takes to force more from the insurance companies.

We also pride ourselves on fighting for safety measures within the trucking industry and taking a stance against misbehaving, drunk, distracted, or drowsy truck drivers and their employers.

You can find our Greenville office at:

223 W. Stone Ave.

Greenville, SC 29609

Seeking Justice in a Greenville Truck Accident Claim

When Hammack Law Firm takes action in a truck collision case, we fight to protect the client’s rights and seek to hold the at-fault parties accountable. Liability in these cases is not always clear-cut, though. We investigate and document what happened and build a case to show vicarious liability, negligent hiring, negligent retention, or another basis for a claim against not only the driver but their employer, too.

In most cases, we rely on case law to help us prove the trucking company is vicariously liable for the accident. Adams v. S.C. Power Co. (1942) confirmed the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, meaning that the employer is also responsible when:

  • Their employee committed wrongful or careless acts
  • The employee was working within the scope of the job

A truck driver who violates a traffic law and causes an accident would generally meet both of the criteria.

Our team takes action on behalf of truck accident victims, including:

  • Informing them of their rights and options during a free case evaluation
  • Providing them with regular updates about their claim and next steps
  • Identifying all potentially liable parties
  • Managing all related communications to protect their rights
  • Gathering evidence to prove negligence, liability, and damages
  • Valuing the case
  • Filing and handling their insurance claim
  • Negotiating with the insurance company
  • Suing the liable parties, if needed

We will take on almost any type of truck accident case, including:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Rollover accidents
  • Blind-spot accidents

Truck accidents are a significant concern in South Carolina and Greenville. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, commercial motor vehicles (CMV) played a role in 22 percent of fatal collisions in the state during 2019. There was a truck or another CMV involved in 39.6 percent of all crashes that year. Greenville County had more traffic collisions than any other county, with 17,111.

The truck accident lawyers at Hammack Law Firm are here to help make everyone in the state safer. We seek to hold those responsible for these crashes legally liable and take a stand on safety that reduces the number of collisions in the future.

Deadline for Taking Legal Action in a Greenville, S.C., Crash Case

South Carolina generally puts a three-year deadline on suing a liable party for your injuries or a loved one’s death under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. There could be other factors at play that reduce this time.

When we initially review your case and discuss your legal options, we will also assess your likely deadline for suing the trucking company. If we represent you, our team can ensure you do not miss this or other deadlines.

Speak with Hammack Law Firm About Your Greenville Crash Today

At Hammack Law Firm, our team helps victims of tractor-trailer accidents get the money they need to cover their losses. We will help you. Let us review your case and explain our services and how we approach accident claims like yours.

You can speak with a team member for free now: (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333

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