FAQ About Truck Accidents In South Carolina
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Were you or a family member involved in a serious truck accident in South Carolina? If so, you probably have a lot of questions about your crash and what you should do next. Finding accurate information can often be a challenge. That’s why it’s important that you go to a source you can trust to find the facts that matter.
Our Lexington, SC truck accident lawyers at Johnson + Johnson Attorneys at Law can answer your legal questions. That’s because our attorneys – brothers Kevin and Steven Johnson – have extensive experience dealing with accidents involving injury. We know the law. We understand the legal system. We want to help you get your life back on track.
What is your truck accident question?
Below, you’ll find information related to many of your questions about truck accidents in South Carolina. Even if you see your specific question, please be aware that each truck accident often has its own unique circumstances and the following information should not be taken as legal advice. That’s why it’s important to talk with an attorney about your specific truck accident. We can review the details of your case, then talk about the legal options available to you.
- Should I call the police after my truck accident?
- Should I seek medical attention after my truck accident?
- Should I talk to the truck driver after my truck accident?
- Should I talk to the trucking company if they contact me after my accident?
- Should I talk to the truck driver’s insurance company if they contact me after my truck accident?
- Should I accept a settlement offer for my truck accident?
- How much is my South Carolina truck accident worth?
- What can I be compensated for after my truck accident?
- Do different laws apply to truck accidents in South Carolina?
- Who investigates commercial truck accidents in South Carolina?
- Should I file a truck accident lawsuit?
- How much time do I have to take legal action after my South Carolina truck accident?
- Why should I hire a South Carolina truck accident lawyer?
Yes. Having an official police report for your South Carolina truck accident can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your legal case. That’s because insurance companies often carefully review accident reports when determining how much money to compensate truck accident victims.
Yes. There are several reasons why it’s in your best interests to have a doctor or another medical professional examine you after your truck accident. Most importantly, your health and well-being could be at risk, especially if you have a life-threatening internal injury. Also, insurance companies often review your medical records when determining whether to compensate you for your truck accident. If you don’t have an official record of a truck accident injury, you may have a hard time getting the compensation you need and deserve for your accident-related expenses.
Yes. However, keep your comments brief. Simply get the truck driver’s name, address, phone number, insurance information and the name of the trucking company the truck driver works for. Otherwise, don’t say anything to the truck driver after your accident. What might seem like an innocent comment could end up possibly jeopardizing your ability to obtain a financial settlement for your accident claim. That’s because insurance companies are often looking for any excuse to reduce or deny your accident claim.
No. Even if their questions seem innocent, they’re often simply fishing for information they can use to reduce or deny your truck accident claim. Don’t talk to the trucking company if they contact you. Simply tell them to talk to us. We know how to deal with trucking companies and demand the financial compensation you need and deserve.
No. Again, they’re probably simply fishing for information they can use to reduce or deny your truck accident claim. Don’t fall for their tricks. Insurance companies are notorious for asking seemingly innocent questions which they use simply to gather information they can use against injury victims seeking financial compensation. We know how insurance companies think and can help you every step of the way.
In many cases, trucking companies or their insurance companies will make a settlement offer soon after a truck accident. This offer might seem tempting, but the reality is these offers often don’t even come close to covering all the accident-related expenses for your truck accident. That’s why it’s often beneficial to discuss a possible settlement offer for your truck accident with an attorney before agreeing to accept anything.
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to truck accidents in South Carolina. Some are worth a few thousand dollars. Other may be worth millions. It all depends on the facts of each case. That’s why it’s important to meet with an attorney who can review the details of your case right away.
All your accident-related expenses can and should be compensated after your truck accident. Not just right after your accident -- anytime in the future as well. These accident-related expenses include:
- Emergency medical care
- Surgical procedures
- Follow-up medical care
- Physical therapy
- Lost income
- Lost future income
- In-home medical care
- Home modifications due to a permanent disability
Yes. Along with state laws and sometimes even local ordinances, federal laws apply to many commercial truck accidents.
Along with local police, the South Carolina Highway Patrol may be investigating your crash, especially if your truck accident took place on a highway. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) may also be involved in investigating your truck accident. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced attorney on your side familiar with dealing with all these investigators.
Perhaps. Sometimes, filing a truck accident lawsuit is the best and most effective way to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your truck accident-related expenses. The best way to know whether you should file a lawsuit is to talk with an experienced South Carolina truck accident attorney.
Under South Carolina state law, you typically have three years or less from the date of your truck accident to file a lawsuit or take legal action in most cases. This deadline – known as the statute of limitations – might seem like a long time, but the reality is the sooner you start your investigation, the stronger your legal case will be.
There are many reasons why you should consider hiring a South Carolina truck accident attorney, including:
- We can conduct an independent investigation.
- We can help you fill out the necessary accident forms.
- We thoroughly understand the state and federal laws governing truck accidents.
- We can deal with the trucking company on your behalf.
- We know how to negotiate with insurance companies.
- We can file a truck accident lawsuit on your behalf.
The stakes are high. Contact our law firm. We can help you every step of the way.
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