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Did you suffer injuries in a crash with a commercial truck in Charleston County? A Mount Pleasant cargo truck accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm will review your case and determine your legal options. Our team represents truck collision victims and seeks justice on their behalf. We are here for you if you suffered injuries and losses because of a negligent cargo truck driver.

We know how to investigate, prove, and navigate claims in the Low Country and elsewhere in South Carolina. We fight for financial compensation for our clients, including monetary damages for their medical care, lost income, and more.

Our Attorneys Often Negotiate Fair Settlements for Our Clients

The most common outcome of a truck accident claim that our team handles is a negotiated settlement with the insurance company. We prepare a claim and demand that the liable party’s insurer pays fair compensation to our client. Adjusters usually give us a lowball offer, and we negotiate with them until we believe the offer is appropriate.

Only rarely do we have to sue the truck driver, their employer, or another party for compensation. However, our trial attorneys prepare every case for court and will not hesitate to go before a judge and jury if needed.

Recoverable Damages in a Mount Pleasant Commercial Vehicle Accident

When we demand a payout for our clients, we already know how much the case is worth. We calculate their recoverable damages and understand what a fair settlement will look like before beginning this process. We often include these damages in most claims:

  • Medical treatment and all related expenses
  • Future treatment and care needs for accident injuries
  • Lost income and benefits
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Car repair or replacement
  • Other property damage costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death damages for families who lost a loved one
  • Punitive damages, which are rare in these cases

Hammack Law Firm Treats Every Client Like a Member of the Family

At Hammack Law Firm, our attorneys are compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to your case. We offer as much time, attention, and resources to each client as needed. We investigate what happened, develop a claim to hold the negligent parties accountable for their carelessness, and seek financial compensation for our client.

Our previous clients agree that we treat every client like a friend or family member. We are a big firm with the experience and resources necessary to handle even the most complex cases, but we offer a small firm feel. You can learn more by reading our:

A Personal Touch to Our Fight for Justice

Of course, building a personal relationship with a client is hardly helpful if we do not manage their case and recover compensation. We fight for justice for our clients, often leading insurance companies to offer more to a victim than they would without our team behind them.

For example, we recently recovered $400,000 for a truck accident victim who suffered multiple fractures to their foot and ankle and missed a significant amount of work as a result. You can also see other results in similar cases.

Our attorneys work on contingency. We never ask our clients to pay hourly fees or anything upfront. We only charge for attorney’s fees if we get a settlement or court award for the client, and these fees come from their payout.

Who is Liable for a Mount Pleasant Cargo Truck Crash?

Our mission is to build a case that holds trucking companies liable for the careless actions of their drivers. This liability falls under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior. A wealth of case law in the state supports vicarious liability for the driver’s employer when:

  • The driver caused the crash
  • The driver was working at the time
  • The driver was acting within the course and scope of their job

For example, imagine a cargo truck ran a red light on Highway 41. You were crossing the intersection at the time, and the truck hit you. You have significant injuries, a totaled car, and missed months at work.

A Mount Pleasant cargo truck accident attorney from Hammack Law Firm will take these steps:

  • Investigating the crash to gather evidence and prove what happened
  • Identifying the liable parties, including the driver and their employer
  • Valuing your damages in the case
  • Demanding a just payout from the insurer
  • Suing if necessary to recover fair compensation

Deadline for Suing the Trucking Company After a Mount Pleasant Crash

In most truck accident cases, you typically have three years to sue the trucking company in a Charleston County civil court or another appropriate jurisdiction. For most personal injury lawsuits, S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 establishes this deadline, called the statute of limitations.

Missing the deadline will seriously jeopardize our ability to secure the payout you need and deserve, so we ask all potential clients to contact us immediately following their accident. We must identify and preserve evidence and begin building a strong case as soon as possible.

Cargo Truck Accidents Often Prove Deadly

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than 4,100 people died in large truck crashes during 2019. Approximately 16 percent were occupants of the commercial vehicle at the time. The rest were passenger car occupants (nearly two-thirds of victims), motorcyclists, pedestrians, or cyclists. Those in smaller vehicles are at an increased risk of injury or death.

These statistics are why our team takes a stance on behalf of truck accident victims and fights for improved safety measures. We believe it is necessary to change the public safety policies of the trucking and insurance industries to improve safety for all South Carolina residents.

Hammock Law Firm Handles Cargo Truck Accident Claims for Victims

At Hammack Law Firm, we represent victims of cargo truck accidents in Mount Pleasant and other communities throughout Charleston County. We are here to uphold your legal rights and assess how we can help today. Call (864) 326-3333(864) 326-3333 today for your free case review with a member of our truck collision team.

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