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If you have been in a truck accident in the Mount Pleasant area, our lawyers are here to help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost pay, and other damages. You should not be financially responsible for the consequences of a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence. Our team at Hammack Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients through settlements and judgments over the past 20+ years.

You deserve to focus on recovering from your injuries. Our lawyers can help you fight for compensation from the insurance company using their knowledge of state and federal trucking laws. Our goal is to make South Carolina roads safer, one case at a time. You can call for a free initial consultation at any time – our phone lines are always open.

We Will Handle Your Truck Accident Case

Our founder, Attorney Paul Hammack, used to work on the insurer’s side in truck collision cases, so he knows his way around their policies and tactics. You benefit from his insight because our lawyers understand how the insurance claim process works. We are not afraid to take an insurance carrier or a large, powerful defendant to court – and they know it.

Attorney Hammack is a member of the following:

  • The South Carolina Bar and the State Bar of Georgia
  • American Association for Justice, Trucking Litigation Group
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

His team of lawyers and associates is ready to take on your case with compassion and dedication. You and your loved ones deserve the fairest amount of compensation possible.

Our Client-Centered Legal Services

Your entire life is disrupted after a truck accident. That is why we do everything possible to make your life as stress-free as possible when it comes to your case.

Our services include:

  • A free case evaluation
  • Regular updates about your case
  • Identifying and communicating with liable parties
  • Collecting evidence of liability or wrongdoing
  • Filing and managing your insurance claim
  • Negotiating with the insurance company

Many truck accident cases are resolved without going to court. However, we are not afraid to make a stand and take your case to trial if the other party will not act in good faith during negotiations. Under S.C. Ann § 15-3-530, you have three years from the time you were injured to file a personal injury lawsuit. We will use this time wisely to build a compelling case.

Determining What Your Truck Accident Case Is Worth

We cannot give you a specific figure for what your case may be worth because each truck accident is different. Our lawyers will carefully examine the case, your injuries and damages, and your expected prognosis. We evaluate these losses for both current and projected damages.

Here are some of our recent truck collision case results:

  • $900,000 for a client who needed a total hip replacement after a truck driver lost control of his tractor-trailer
  • $700,000 for a passenger who suffered multiple leg injuries after a truck driver jack-knifed into oncoming traffic
  • $350,000 for the family of a driver of a car broken down on the roadway that was rear-ended by a tractor trailer.
  • $135,000 for a client with neck and shoulder injuries after a truck rear-ended her car

While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, our financial recovery process is designed to fight for a fair possible outcome in every case.

Potential Compensatory Damages You could Receive

Our truck accident attorneys consider both kinds of damages – economic and non-economic – when valuing a case. Most victims of these accidents suffer physical and psychological injuries that require expensive medical care and treatment.

Common recoverable damages after a truck crash include:

  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Life-care costs
  • Lost pay and diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage, including car repairs and temporary transportation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Other accident-related expenses

It Costs You Nothing to Talk to Us About Your Case

Our team at Hammack Law Firm works for you on a contingency basis. You pay nothing to talk to us about your case and owe zero attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

You have the right to ask an attorney for help with your truck accident case. It would be our pleasure and privilege to help you.

Potential At-Fault Parties in a Truck Accident

A reckless truck driver may have been behind the wheel. Distractions such as cell phone use, eating, or searching for something in the cab take a driver’s eyes and mind off the road, risking a collision. Failure to signal before changing lanes and following too closely are other common reasons cited for these accidents.

Still, more than one liable party could have caused or contributed to your injuries. In our experience filing insurance claims and suing truck accident defendants, we know that truck drivers are under much pressure to deliver goods as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this often means ignoring and violating federal trucking guidelines that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established, such as the hours-of-service regulations.

Also, truck drivers themselves usually have few assets to cover your accident expenses. Our truck accident lawyers work hard to identify all liable parties, including:

  • Trucking companies
  • The truck driver
  • The truck manufacturer
  • Shippers, brokers and freight forwarders
  • Intermodal transport companies and trailer owners
  • Maintenance providers
  • Tractor-trailer owner (if different)

We use evidence to locate these responsible parties and hold them accountable for your pain and suffering.

Mount Pleasant’s Congested Highways Create the Potential for Truck Collisions

According to a study cited by local news station Live 5 News, one of the state’s most dangerous highways for summer travelers runs right through Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. From 2015 to 2017, U.S. 17 saw 82 fatalities during the summer months. The Coastal Highway ranked in the Top 10 due to its congestion from May through September.

It’s not the only troublesome highway in the area, either. Highway 41, which intersects U.S. 17, also experiences high traffic congestion. With passenger vehicles sharing the road with large commercial trucks, these packed highways often lead to serious collisions.

It’s our firm’s goal to advocate for safer roads in South Carolina to protect the residents of our communities. That means holding truck drivers and their employers accountable when they cut corners or commit negligent acts, putting others at risk. If you are ready to take action against the parties responsible for your harm, we are prepared to offer our team’s full support.

We Accept All Kinds of Truck Accident Cases

Hammack Law Firm accepts many kinds of truck accidents, including:

  • Blind-spot accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Jack-knife accidents
  • Speeding accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Drowsy driving accidents
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Improper or illegal turns

Not all law firms handle truck accidents. These cases require research, investigation, and a willingness to fight insurance companies who want to avoid paying what they owe you.

What You Should do First After a Truck Accident

Get medical care. You would be amazed at how often a truck accident victim delays seeing a doctor after a crash. You could be seriously injured, and only a medical professional would be able to tell.

Ideally, the paramedics would examine you at the accident scene. If you were not evaluated at the accident scene, go to the emergency room, an urgent care center, or your health care provider right away.

After you have seen a doctor, you can call our office to learn how one of our lawyers serving Mount Pleasant can help you seek damages for your truck accident injuries. You have already suffered because of a negligent driver or another at-fault party. You should not have to keep paying for their mistake.

Get a Free Consultation Today

If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident in the Mount Pleasant area, call us today. Our team at Hammack Law Firm is ready to fight for compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses.

Call (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 for a free, no-risk consultation.

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