In a suburb like Ladson, people rely on trucks to bring them goods from across the country. These heavy haulers are a vital part of the supply chain, but they also share the road with other drivers. When a truck driver or their employer becomes negligent, accidents happen.
The truck insurance companies are on the hook for a large amount of compensation, and they’ll use a lot of tactics to bring that number down. Fight back! Hire a Ladson truck accident attorney from Miller, Dawson, Sigal & Ward, and we’ll work to get you the true value of your case.
Truck Accidents Are Worth More Compensation
The minimum amount of coverage for truck drivers is much higher than the one for standard passenger vehicles. Even for a furniture mover, the minimum limit is $300,000. For vehicles over 10,001 pounds, the minimum coverage required by South Carolina is $750,000.
Most carriers will require even more insurance, and hazmat drivers are required federally to carry at least $5,000,000 in coverage. Thus, it’s unlikely that your damages will be limited because of an insurance policy maximum.
If you’re refraining from filing a claim because you think they won’t offer enough money, think again. Your truck accident lawyer knows the money is there if the driver has insurance, and if there are multiple parties to sue with their own insurance policies.
Multiple Parties to Sue in Truck Accident Cases
Anyone with liability in the accident is a potential party for a lawsuit. In car accidents, the most common person is the driver. While the driver will probably be a party in your truck accident suit, there are other parties that may share liability.
The employer of the driver is one we’ll investigate. Companies sometimes push drivers to go beyond federal limits for driving, fail to maintain fleet vehicles, and ignore negligence in pursuit of profit. If the driver’s negligent actions resulted from company policies, they could get sued by you.
Other parties include truck mechanics, truck manufacturers, part manufacturers, and even governments. Poorly maintained roads can make a driver miss a light or roll over. MDSW Legal will not rest until all the liable parties in your case have been identified.
Damages You Could Receive After a Truck Accident
We move prove that you were damaged in order to win compensation from an insurance company. Damages, in legal speech, are the consequences of an action that someone may be liable for. This includes things like:
- Economic damages (bills, lost wages, all costs associated with your accident)
- Non-economic damages (pain and suffering, disfigurement, and others that may apply to your case)
- Punitive damages (extra money awarded by a court for egregious cases to punish the at-fault party)
When you hire one of our Ladson truck accident lawyers, we will investigate your case thoroughly and compare it with similar cases in the past. Along with evidence of your bills and wages, this lets us calculate the real value of your case and gives us a target for negotiations.
How Our Ladson Truck Accident Lawyers Assist You
It is entirely possible to make a claim on your own to the insurance company and get a settlement. However, if you want the full value of your claim, you’ll need the help of a truck accident lawyer. Insurance companies are loath to award the full value of claims without one.
In addition to working with insurers, your truck accident lawyer will give you advice on how to maximize your claim and how to avoid doing things that could lower it. We might recommend additional tests to look for hidden damage, for example.
Also, by working with a lawyer, you get to focus on your recovery and not on your legal fight. Our experienced truck accident lawyers have won many postive results for our clients. Odds are good that you won’t need to go to court. With our help, your settlement will come faster.
Call MDSW Legal for Truck Accident Representation
The Ladson truck accident attorenys at the Thumbs Up Guys are ready to represent you in your truck accident case. If you want an estimate of how much your case is worth and more details on how we can help you, call us anytime or contact us online to get your free case review.