If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a collision with a tow truck, you could qualify for compensation from the driver and the tow truck company employing them. When our Myrtle Beach tow truck accidents lawyer handles your case, we aim to prove the negligence that caused the accident and identify the at-fault parties.
These are just two key factors our team at Hammack Law Firm takes care of when representing clients. You can learn more about our compassionate truck accident services when you call us for a free consultation.
Understanding the Dangers of Tow Trucks
Towing is a dangerous industry. Because they often respond to incidents in heavy-traffic situations and haul other vehicles around, tow trucks can cause serious accidents, injuries, and fatalities when involved in collisions. Both passengers in smaller, lighter-weight vehicles and the tow truck drivers themselves are at significant risk of harm.
Studies like the one published in the Journal of Safety Research suggest that further training and amendments to state “Move Over” laws are necessary for addressing these dangers and high rates of tow truck driver fatalities. Tow truck accidents have a wide range of causes, including negligent driver behaviors, such as:
- Erratic driving
- Improper loading
- Failure to brake properly
Drivers and their employers can be liable in these instances. Additional causes, such as vehicle flaws or faulty maintenance, can also constitute negligence. In these cases, parts manufacturers or maintenance teams may be liable. When you hire us, our team will get to the bottom of what caused your accident and prepare a case against the correct parties.
For a free legal consultation with a tow truck accidents lawyer serving Myrtle Beach, call 864-740-8653
Determining Your Recoverable Economic Damages After a Tow Truck Collision
On your own, it can be hard to understand and define the damages you are entitled to under South Carolina law. Even gathering all the documents you need to prove your damages can be challenging, such as your medical records and the crash report.
We use the information from these and other documents to define your recoverable economic damages. For example, you could qualify to recover compensation for:
- Emergency and ongoing medical bills
- Pain meds and physical therapy
- Lost wages now and in the future
- Damage to or total loss of your vehicle
- Any in-home help you need to hire
These all represent quantifiable damages you may be experiencing in the aftermath of the tow truck accident. Additional economic damages may be available depending on the specifics of your case.
You Could Also Recover Non-Economic Damages
The non-economic damages you request as part of your compensation case can be hard to quantify because they do not come with bills and receipts. They are typically based on other factors, such as:
- The extent of your injuries
- The length of your recovery
- Your health care prognosis
Your recoverable non-economic damages will likely include physical disability and impairment, pain and suffering, and mental and emotional distress.
You do not have to risk undervaluing the cost of these damages. We make sure to assign an accurate value to them based on the physical, mental, and emotional toll they continue to take on you prior to adding them to the overall value of your case.
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Time Limits for Seeking Compensation in Myrtle Beach
The sooner you put our team to work on your Myrtle Beach truck accident case, the more time we have to conduct a thorough investigation. This includes contact witnesses while their memories are still fresh. It also means we have time to meet South Carolina’s statute of limitations.
In this state, you generally have three years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. Filing your lawsuit before the allotted time expires is a critical component of your case. It ensures we can take the case to court if the insurer does not make a fair settlement offer.
When you choose our firm, we treat you like we treat our own friends and family members and work hard to humanize the personal injury process. We also make sure you understand our fees by offering upfront transparency and integrity you can rely on.
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Our Tow Truck Accidents Lawyer Is Your Advocate
After a tow truck accident, negotiating with the insurance company involves an incredible array of paperwork and ongoing communication. We handle all case-related communication and correspondence with the at-fault party’s insurance company when we represent you.
Our Hammack Law Firm personal injury team represents injured clients in Myrtle Beach who need assistance:
- Identifying the at-fault party
- Compiling documents and evidence
- Calculating financial damages
- Proving fault and negligence
We also review the tow truck driver’s driving record, relevant trucking industry reports, and insurance company guidelines to assist in your case. When necessary, our attorneys collaborate with medical experts, truck industry consultants, and safety experts, as well.
In addition, when you trust our personal injury law firm with your case, we work hard to establish a personal relationship with you and your family. You can learn more about your rights as one of our clients by reading our Client Bill of Rights.
Unbeatable Client Service is Our Goal
When we represent truck accident victims, we have two goals: supportive, responsive representation and appropriate compensation for their injuries. Clients we have won settlements for in the past leave testimonials like these on our Google reviews page:
- “My experience with the law firm was one of the best that I could have imagined…The Hammack Firm was there from the time that I selected them for legal guidance until the end…We will recommend this law firm to all our friends and family because they are the best.” – Sammie Robinson
- “Paul doesn’t make promises and guarantees that he can’t keep but the one promise and the one guarantee is that he will do everything he can to help you and be there for you…one can only speak from one’s experience and ours was highly favored!” – Adam Johnson
- “I never would have thought I would receive what I did with the way insurance companies are today. My car was fixed like new, my medical bills were paid, & I got a nice sum for my pain, suffering, & troubles. I would highly recommend this law firm above all others based on their personal touch alone!” – Eddie Mills
When you choose our team to handle your case, we do so with empathy for your injuries or for the loss of a loved one. We also fight for justice and improved trucking safety regulations while fighting for your financial recovery.
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Our Hammack Law Firm team is committed to making the trucking industry and roads in Myrtle Beach and all over South Carolina safer for everyone. Contact one of our team members at (864) 326-3333 to see how hard our tow truck accidents lawyer fights for your compensation.