After a collision involving a truck, a truck accident lawyer with Hammack Law Firm will handle the insurance company for you. Handling the insurance company means we take care of completing and submitting claim forms and additional case-related paperwork. It can also mean compiling and presenting your evidence file with proof of your right to compensation and the value of your case.
Our truck accident team understands the intricacies of truck accident cases. We also make sure you understand the insurance company’s processes and how you can build a case for compensation that cannot be refuted. Taking care of the insurance details for you also includes negotiating an out-of-court settlement when possible.
Insurance Company Details Our Team will Handle
The insurance process that follows truck accidents can be complicated – especially when you try to handle it on your own. When you hire our truck accident team to represent you, we take care of the following insurance company concerns, so you do not have to:
- We manage all communications, including phone calls, emails, and written correspondence.
- We compile, organize, and present your case file with verification of your financial damages.
- We handle the financial settlement process, including negotiations and a final resolution.
While most vehicle accident claims – including truck accidents – result in a financial settlement, some go to court. If the insurance company does not agree to a fair settlement in your case, our team will thoroughly prepare your case and take it to trial. We also make sure we file your lawsuit within the three-year statute of limitations outlined in S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. We take this added step to ensure you do not run out of time to seek the compensation you deserve.
Proving the Cause of Your Truck Accident
Most accident cases settle out of court because of the evidence in a case file that definitively establishes fault by proving the accident’s cause. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, common crash characteristics of truck accidents as recently as 2017 indicated:
- Three percent of truck drivers involved in a fatal crash drove while intoxicated.
- More than 20% of truck drivers had at least one previous accident.
- More than 21% of truck drivers involved in fatal collisions had at least one prior conviction for speeding.
Our team’s familiarity with state and local laws and insurance regulations that govern the trucking industry means we know what insurance companies look for in your case file. They require:
- Medical records
- Proof of income (e.g., pay stubs or tax returns)
- Injury photos
- Accident scene photos
- Witness statements
We also include copies of the accident report and proof of any tickets issued to the at-fault driver. While we deal with these details, we make sure you get regular updates on your case.
Determine the Value of Your Case Before Negotiating a Settlement
Our team is committed to seeking justice for truck accident victims. When we assign a value to your case file, we include the following recoverable damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future lost income
- Mental and emotional distress
- Physical pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages
We also protect you from bad-faith insurance practices, like the ones described in S.C. Ann. § 38-59-20, which can include failure to provide reasonably prompt responses and unreasonably low settlement offers.
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Experience Our Attentive, Responsive Legal Support
Our Google reviews attest to our commitment to our clients and increasing safety in the trucking industry. When we represent you, we make you our priority by:
- Treating you like part of our family
- Giving your case a personal touch
- Focusing on an effective resolution
We seek financial compensation for every single client we represent. Our law firm also ardently fights for safety measures and other changes that promote safe trucking practices.
Our History of Insurance Settlements
When we represent you, our mission is to build a beneficial relationship, make South Carolina’s roads safer, and hold at-fault parties financially responsible for their negligence. Settlement amounts for previous accident victims include:
- $4,400,000 – car accident case
- $1,600,000 – truck accident case
- $525,000 – wrongful death case
Our truck accident team is kind, compassionate, and empathetic. We are also dogged in our pursuit of fair compensation for you and ensuring you benefit from our small firm feel and big firm results.
Get a Free Review of Your Truck Accident Case
When our personal injury team at Hammack Law Firm represents you, our truck accident lawyers will handle the insurance company for you. We also handle all case-related communications, correspondence, and negotiations.
When you are ready to leave the insurance company to us and get the compensation you deserve, contact one of our team members at (864) 326-3333. The first consultation is free.