If you suffered an injury because of a careless delivery van driver, our team is here for you. We represent crash victims and stand up to the big corporations whose drivers cause these collisions. We seek justice for our clients.
A Rock Hill delivery van accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm will review your case and help you explore your legal options. In an initial free consultation with a team member, you will get a chance to ask questions about your York County injury accident case.
Recoverable Damages in a Rock Hill Delivery Van Accident
When we work to hold the negligent party accountable and get justice for our client, what we do is prepare an insurance claim, demand a fair payout, and negotiate with the insurer until we settle. If a settlement is not possible, we will sue the liable parties.
This process recovers money damages to compensate accident victims for the harm they suffered. We firmly believe victims should not have to pay for the expenses and losses incurred because of a crash when they played no role in causing it. The delivery van driver and their employer should be responsible for these costs.
Some of the damages commonly suffered in these crashes include:
- Medical care costs, current and future
- Related expenses
- Lost wages and reduced earning ability in the future
- Property damages, including the damaged vehicle
- Miscellaneous costs
- Pain and suffering damages
- Disability and disfigurement
- Other intangible losses
We also represent clients in wrongful death actions after fatal delivery van collisions. We work with the decedent’s personal representative to file a claim based on S.C. Ann. § 15-51-10. This seeks a range of damages for surviving immediate family members, including the spouse, children, and parents.
We generally recover compensation for:
- Economic expenses, such as funeral costs and medical bills
- Financial losses, including lost income
- Loss of services
- Loss of companionship and support
- Other intangible losses the family members suffered
For a free legal consultation with a delivery van accidents lawyer serving Rock Hill, call 864-740-8653
Our Attorneys Represent Accident Victims in York County
Our team of truck accident attorneys at Hammack Law Firm believe in taking a stance against the companies whose drivers exhibit bad behavior on South Carolina’s roads. We fight for safety measures in the trucking industry and for other commercial vehicles.
We strive to treat every client like a friend or family member, offering warm support and ardent representation. We provide a big firm experience with a small firm feel. This means:
- Giving each client a lot of time and attention
- Having the resources and experience necessary to develop a strong case
- Working based on contingency
- Gathering strong evidence to hold negligent parties accountable
- Seeking financial compensation for every single client we represent
If we represent you in your Rock Hill delivery van collision case, you can count on us to:
- Never ask for any upfront fees
- Only charge attorney’s fees if we secure compensation in your case
- Protect your rights
- Manage all aspects of your legal case
- Investigate the crash, including proving what happened and who is at fault
- Gather evidence to support the claim
- File the claim and seek a payout
- Sue if needed to force the insurer to offer a more appropriate settlement
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Who Is Liable for My Rock Hill delivery Van Crash?
Delivery vans are larger and heavier than most passenger cars. Still, they are not large enough to fall under some of the same regulations as tractor-trailers and many heavier vehicles. These drivers typically do not need a Commercial Driver License (CDL) and may have very little training in handling their van.
Most delivery vans also do not fall under the categories of vehicles regulated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s hours of service regulations. This means many of these drivers may work extended hours with little rest. This is especially true with the rapid growth of home delivery from companies such as Amazon, Shipt, and more.
Common causes of delivery van crashes could include:
- Driver carelessness, such as failure to yield or running a stop sign
- Speeding and reckless driving to stay on schedule
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Sudden movements, such as stops or left turns
In some cases, the company may be negligent. This could occur when:
- There is a problem with van maintenance
- There are poor hiring and training policies that allow the driver to remain behind the wheel
- There is a culture that supports carelessness and recklessness by prioritizing rapid delivery and violating safety rules
Even when the company is not directly liable, we often build a case against them through vicarious liability. They are vicariously liable for the actions of their drivers under a legal doctrine called respondeat, affirmed in South Carolina in Sams v. Arthur (1926).
Our truck accident team at Hammack Law Firm knows how to identify the liable parties in your York County traffic accident. We regularly hold trucking, delivery, or distribution companies responsible for the negligence of their drivers.
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Do All Cases Go to Trial?
Not all truck accident cases require filing a lawsuit, and even fewer go to trial. In fact, we usually settle these cases out of court. Under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, we generally have up to three years to sue the liable parties. We use this time to try to reach an appropriate settlement agreement during negotiations with the insurance companies.
However, our team prepares every case for trial. We believe this puts us in a better position to support the claim and makes it easier if we go to court. We are not afraid to sue anyone, regardless of how big the company is or who represents them.
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Discuss Your Legal Options with Our Team Serving Rock Hill Today
A truck accident lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can begin investigating your York County crash today. We know how to determine your options for seeking compensation. We will assess your rights and answer your questions. Call (864) 326-3333 now to get started right away.