If you can prove that any of the potential defendants listed above violated the duty of care and completely or partially caused the accident that injured you, you may file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. Truckers and trucking companies are required to carry liability insurance with high coverage limits to pay such damages.

This does not mean, however, that the insurer(s) will just send you a check without a fight. The more expensive your claim, the more apt the adjusters and attorneys from the insurance company might be to devalue, delay, or deny your claim. An adjuster might even contact you and offer you a quick, low settlement before you can hire an attorney or even determine the total cost of your medical care. We recommed you never accept such an offer before consulting a truck crash lawyer.

What an Experienced Truck Crash Attorney Can Do for You

In order to help you establish fault and obtain fair compensation from all defendants, your truck accident attorney will likely take the following steps:

  • Investigate your crash with the help of an accident reconstructionist to prove liability
  • Obtain data from the truck's on-board black box recorder, dashboard camera, and electronic logging device (ELD) to determine the trucker's hours of service (HOS) before the wreck and find out whether any state laws or FMCSA regulations were violated
  • Access the trucker's driving record and criminal record, if any
  • Examine the truck's interior for evidence of distracted driving (a cell phone, food or drink containers, cigarette packs, or a tablet or laptop)
  • Identify multiple defendants and determine their respective percentages of fault
  • Check the police report of the accident for evidence of liability and/or inaccuracies
  • Obtain footage from any nearby security cameras that might have recorded your wreck
  • Interview eyewitnesses to the crash
  • Consult with your doctors to collect and organize your medical evidence and accurately estimate your future medical expenses
  • Calculate your projected loss of income and present supporting evidence
  • Handle all communications with insurance companies
  • Demand reasonable settlements from the insurers of all defendants
  • File multiple lawsuits and take your case to court if fair settlements are not offered
  • File a wrongful death claim on your behalf if you've lost a loved one in a truck crash

Have You Been Injured In A Florence, South Carolina Truck Accident?

If you've been hurt in a truck accident you should speak with an experienced South Carolina truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Florence office directly at 843.488.7540 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our ConwayMyrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach, Charleston or North Charleston office locations.

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.