A South Carolina flatbed truck accident lawyer from our firm is here to help you seek compensation for your damages. You and your family have a right to pursue the at-fault party for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and lost wages or income. You can also seek recovery of medical bills from the day of the accident until your recovery is complete.
When you hire Hammack Law Firm to represent you, our team will investigate your flatbed truck accident, collect evidence, assess the monetary value of your injuries, and assign financial liability to the appropriate parties. When you are ready to start building your case, we are ready to fight by your side. You can call for a free consultation at any time.
Our Truck Accident Team Will Handle Your Claim or Lawsuit
From the beginning of your flatbed truck accident case to the end, our legal professionals at Hammack Law Firm help by:
- Gathering evidence in support of your case
- Assigning financial liability to the negligent party
- Estimating the value of each damage you suffered
- Negotiating favorable financial compensation
- Keeping you updated as the case moves forward
We Take Care of You and Your Family As You Seek Damages
Along the way, we combine our attention to detail of a small firm with the experience of a big firm. Our client-centered approach to personal injury cases means we will:
- Treat you like a friend and a member of our own family
- Humanize and personalize the personal injury experience
- Give a lot of time and attention to you and to your case
If your family lost one of its members, we focus on your wrongful death case with kindness and compassion while you concentrate on your family’s emotional health.
Our team fosters open communication to make sure you always know how your case is progressing. In addition, we believe in and support every client we agree to represent, so if you do not win your case, we will not charge you any fees.
Our Firm Represents You in All Case-Related Communications
The aftermath of a flatbed truck accident can involve an incredible array of documents and forms. While you focus on getting better, our team will compile the plethora of documents needed to build your evidence file, including:
- Insurance paperwork
- Claim forms
- Requests for information
- Court documents
- Crash report
- Vehicle damage estimates
Depending on the severity and outcome of your accident, you may also need additional paperwork. If necessary, our team will request death certificates, funeral home records, and other paperwork related to the loss of a loved one as the result of the accident. We work with you to gather all the information we need to build your case.
We Advocate for Our Clients’ Safety on South Carolina Roads
Our clients give positive feedback because our team stays by their side throughout the entire claims process and in court, when necessary. Moreover, we make it our mission to fight for safer roads in communities like Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson. Our firm strives to hold negligent truckers and trucking companies accountable for their actions to mitigate future collisions.
- “Hammack Law Firm is a great choice. I would recommend them to anyone, family or friends who has an injury and is looking for someone to represent you, the staff is great, and the communication is excellent, Paul Hammack will get the job done!” – Tre Milford
- “They were very friendly and nice. They answered all my questions very well. They welcomed my whole family. Did everything that I expected and more.” – Kimberly Higgins
Our team is dedicated to building strong relationships with each client we serve. We are equally committed to making sure your case meets the state’s legal parameters and ensuring the safety of all South Carolinians.
Proving the Liability of a Flatbed Truck Driver and Other Parties
Multiple dangerous highways run through South Carolina, from U.S. 17 and I-95 in the east to I-26 and I-77 in the west. While many factors can lead to an accident on these roads with a flatbed truck, data collected by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) suggests that the majority of truck collisions occur because of driver errors. Examples include:
- Poor decisions, such as choosing to speed, following other vehicles too closely, or driving while intoxicated
- Recognition failure, which generally involves getting distracted behind the wheel
- Driver fatigue or falling asleep while driving, which impairs reflexes and control of the vehicle
When a driver fails to abide by the FMCSA’s hours of service regulations or simply follow state traffic laws, they can be liable when collisions occur. However, other parties may be liable for commercial accidents as well. In the case of flatbed trucks, cargo can shift or come loose if not properly secured – the team that loaded it can be responsible if this causes a crash.
The company employing the truck driver or cargo loader could also have vicarious liability for their employees’ actions while on the job. Our team will take all the time we can to identify and build a case for trial against each liable party.
Recoverable Damages from a Flatbed Truck Collision
With sufficient proof of another party’s negligence and liability in your truck accident case, S.C. Ann § 15-32-210 lets you request the following financial damages:
- Known and anticipated medical expenses
- Known and anticipated wage and income loss
- Property damage or total destruction
- Immediate and ongoing pain and suffering
- Lasting physical impairment or disfigurement
- Loss of society, consortium, or enjoyment of life
This list is not exhaustive, and every injured client we represent will have their own unique set of expenses and losses. As such, we will treat your case on an individual basis and assign it a unique value.
One of our attorneys then uses that value and the evidence we collect to drive negotiations toward a favorable financial settlement or continue that fight in court.
Evidence to Support Your Right to Compensation After a Truck Accident
Proving the value of your lawsuit can involve various documents, including bills, estimates, receipts, and paycheck stubs or direct deposit records. We may also request:
- Medical records
- Crash report
- Injury photos
- Accident scene photos
- Witness statements
The evidence we collect tells the story of your accident to the at-fault party’s representative and to us. You do not have to locate all this evidence on your own. Our team will collect, sort, and organize your evidence. We will also present it to the at-fault party and their insurer on your behalf.
Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Start Building Your Case in South Carolina
In South Carolina, S.C. Ann § 15-3-530 limits the time you have to seek compensation via a civil lawsuit. Commonly called the statute of limitations, this law generally lets you file a lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death for up to three years as follows:
- If you or someone you love was injured or sustained property damage
- If someone you love was fatally injured as the result of the collision
When you are ready to seek compensation, our team can get involved as soon as possible to make sure we have enough time to comply with the statutory filing deadline. When we start sooner rather than later, we also have time to conduct a thorough investigation and interview witnesses right away.
Call for a Free Consultation Regarding Your Flatbed Truck Accident
Were you or someone you love injured in a flatbed truck collision? Find out how our compassionate lawyers represent accident victims in South Carolina and help them seek compensation for their injuries and damages. During a complimentary consultation, we can discuss the many services we provide, our no-win, no-fee payment structure, and the next steps in your case.
Contact one of our case review team members at (864) 326-3333 now – we take calls with prospective clients day and night.