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Trucking Accidents

Greenville Truck Accident Lawyers

When a motor vehicle accident occurs with a commercial vehicle or tractor-trailer, there is critical evidence and information that must be investigated quickly. Unfortunately, too many people who have been injured fail to get the legal help they need as soon as possible. Witnesses become difficult to find, and any damaged commercial vehicles are quickly repaired as the companies responsible for them try to get them back on the road.

Rather than letting evidence of your substantial personal injury claim get lost, work with our Greenville truck accident attorneys at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC. Not only can we respond quickly to our clients’ needs with decades of experience and access to valuable independent medical professionals, we also know how to effectively bring that information together in strong support of your injury claim.

Taking On Individuals And Companies In Serious Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucking vehicles or other large vehicles can be particularly frightening and dangerous due to the size of the vehicle. Also, in many cases, the companies that manage such vehicles do not take care to assure that safety measures are in place to prevent such accidents. Some of the more common causes of trucking accidents include:

We treat every kind of injury with the attention and dedication it deserves, whether a whiplash injury has caused neck, back and spinal cord damage, or if permanent, traumatic injuries (i.e., paralysis, brain injuries, amputation or multiple broken bones) have taken place, we relentlessly pursue compensation for the damage that reflects the full consequences of the injury. The same is true for the wrongful death claims we pursue for individuals who have lost a loved one. In injury cases, your life can be changed forever, so make sure to do all you can to get the financial help you need and deserve by speaking with a lawyer who knows the most effective methods for achieving results.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and get your case underway after a truck accident. Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC in Greenville offers free consultations. To get started, see if some of these questions match your own:

Why are accidents involving commercial trucks and passenger vehicles often deadly?

Differential size and momentum often contribute to the severity of a crash between a truck and a car. A commercial truck generally weighs somewhere between 10 and 20 tons, whereas a passenger car or an SUV typically weighs around one to two tons. No wonder it can take a truck so much longer to stop or change direction – and no wonder collisions can be so devastating.

What are some common causes of commercial truck accidents?

Studies analyzed and reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in recent decades have identified a number of common factors in truck accidents, including:

Cars and their drivers may also trigger collisions with trucks, such as when a motorist is forced by other traffic into a truck’s lane or does not see a truck in time because of sun glare. A truck driver may not be able to see or may not be paying attention in time to avert a crash.

Can I sue the truck driver and his or her employer?

Determining who is liable to compensate injured occupants of a car is a job for professionals. If an investigation’s results show that the truck driver or trucking company was to blame, a lawsuit against either or both may bring necessary compensation.

What types of damages may I be able to recover compensation for after a truck accident?

Recoverable damages may compensate you for:

What are the benefits of hiring an attorney to represent me after a truck accident?

Turn to a trusted law firm promptly for best results, to ensure that no steps in the process to maximize financial recovery are overlooked. Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC in Greenville is here to lift your burdens and advocate on your behalf, while you and your family focus on healing and practical matters.

What Is My Truck Crash Accident Worth?

How much a truck accident claim or lawsuit is worth depends on many specific case factors. So, making any general statement about truck accident case value is impossible. However, we can say overall that the more severe your injuries and required care, the more you will typically receive in the case.

Suppose a truck accident victim has only a sprained back and broken arm that did not require surgery. The medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering, in this case, will be less than if the person suffered a fractured spine and serious head injury.

If you want a better idea of what your case could be worth, talk to one of our truck accident attorneys at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC today.

How Much Will My Truck Accident Attorney Cost?

It’s understandable if you are concerned about the expense of a truck accident attorney when you are injured and possibly out of work. But most personal injury attorneys in South Carolina are only paid at the end of the case if you get a settlement or favorable verdict. This is called a contingency fee; you do not have to pay it if the case is not resolved favorably. So, you should not need to pay any upfront legal fees.

How Will Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC Prove Fault In The Truck Accident?

One of the most important reasons you should retain an experienced truck accident attorney is they know how to prove negligence in these cases. Your attorney will probably investigate the truck accident scene, talk to eyewitnesses, and review the police report and other important information for proof about who caused the accident. The attorney may also review how the trucker was hired and trained and the truck’s condition.

Is The Truck Driver Or Truck Company At Fault For The Accident?

In many claims, the truck driver and employer could share liability in South Carolina, which is a comparative negligence state. But this depends on the results of the accident investigation. For example, the truck driver could be found at fault for speeding and hitting your vehicle, and the trucking company also could be liable for not adequately training the driver.

How Long Will The Truck Accident Case Take?

Once you hire Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC as your truck crash attorney, the amount of time it takes to resolve the case depends on many things. There will probably be a liability investigation, negotiations with the insurance company, and your medical treatments. You should expect the claim to take at least six months and up to a few years.

While waiting months or years for compensation may be frustrating, remember that getting the most money may take time. The trucking company might quickly offer you a token settlement, but you should reject it. Being patient in a truck accident case usually brings better financial outcomes.

BYOQs (Bring Your Own Questions)

Our legal team welcomes your own truck accident FAQs about what to do after a truck accident. Contact the Spartanburg truck injury attorneys at Parham Smith & Archenhold LLC by email, or by phone at 864-242-9008. Initial consultations are free.