The heavier the vehicle, the more forceful the accident. It’s simple physics, and it’s why truck drivers require extra training before they’re allowed to drive such heavy vehicles. Yet accidents still happen and the people in smaller cars are often the victims.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you can receive compensation with the help of our Folly Beach truck accident attorneys. The Thumbs Up Guys want to help you seek justice and win the money you need to pay for the aftermath of a truck accident.
Why Truck Accidents Are So Dangerous
Commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and even more with special permits. That’s far heavier than even a considerable pickup truck. So, when there is an accident, the forces are far stronger and the chance of injury and death far greater.
There is also a danger with the design of tractor trailers. If a car’s nose is low enough to slip under the trailer, the edge of the trailer can smash directly into the windshield and through the passenger compartment. This is often fatal.
It takes skill and great awareness to drive these trucks safely on the roads, and many truck drivers do. But pressure from employers, complacency with the route, and even negligent actions like drunk driving can push a driver into a dangerous situation and cause an accident.
Truck Accidents Are Worth More Compensation Than You Might Think
Truck insurance policies are far higher than you might know. One trick insurance companies like to pull with car accidents is to claim that our damages go beyond the policy limits. In a truck accident situation, that’s a much more difficult claim to prove.
A truck driver could have insurance filing requirements with a policy that covers as much as $1 million or even $5 million in accident coverage. Thus, there should be plenty of compensation potential, even for the worst accidents.
We will have to prove what you’re owed, but that’s part of the job of any truck accident lawyer in Folly Beach. You should not wait to reach out to one. If you don’t, you could leave money on the table that you need to care for your injuries down the road.
Damages You Could Receive After a Truck Accident
A truck accident will probably have both economic and non-economic damages. Damages are the consequences of your accident. When you receive compensation, it’s meant to cover those damages. Things like:
- Past and future medical bills
- Property repair and replacement
- Lost wages and lost potential income
- Rehabilitation bills
- House renovations to accommodate a disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
The exact damages you can reasonably expect depends on the evidence of your case. MDSW Legal will perform a thorough investigation prior to making our claim to the insurance company to help you avoid making common mistakes. This will also help maximize your chances of a favorable outcome, one with enough compensation to cover your needs.
Deadlines for Filing Truck Accident Cases in South Carolina
All personal injury cases in South Carolina have a three-year limit for suing. The statute of limitations preserves everyone’s right to a speedy trial. Thus, there is no reason to wait to file your lawsuit.
In fact, by working with one of our truck accident lawyers early, we can pause the statute of limitations while we work on your case. This gives us the time we need to pursue complex cases. If there are many parties in your truck accident case, we may need this time.
Even if you don’t know the full consequences of your injuries yet, that’s no reason to avoid speaking with a lawyer. We can estimate your case value based on prior experience and, should more costs come along, we can raise the value of our offer to the insurance company.
Speak With Our Folly Beach Truck Accident Lawyers for Free
Truck accidents can be quite complex with multiple parties, all of whom might be responsible for your injuries. The Folly Beach truck accident lawyers at Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward are ready to represent you and ensure all responsible parties pay for your accident.
To get started, schedule a consultation with us by calling the number on your screen or contacting us through our website. We look forward to helping you with your case.