They can be devastating and often result in serious injuries or even fatalities, truck accidents in South Carolina have become a growing concern in recent years. With the increasing number of trucks on the roads, it is not surprising that these accidents occur more frequently.

Have you been injured in a truck accident?

Free Case Evaluation, Call Now (843) 212-3188 OR click this link to add your details

Truck Accident Lawsuit:
Experienced Attorneys in Truck Wreck Cases

If you have been involved in a truck accident in SC? You deserve experienced legal representation to navigate the complexities of accident law. Our dedicated team of truck accident lawyers and attorneys is here to help you seek justice and fair compensation for your injuries and damages.

Why Choose Us?

At Henderson & Henderson, we understand the devastating impact a crash can have on your life. Our commitment is to provide compassionate support and aggressive advocacy to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Here’s why clients trust us:

Experience: With years of experience handling truck wreck cases from Charleston, our legal team has the knowledge and expertise to effectively represent your interests.

Proven Track Record: We have success in securing favorable outcomes for our clients in truck wreck cases, including significant settlements and verdicts.

Personalized Attention: We believe in providing a personalized service to every client. You’ll work directly with a dedicated truck accident lawyer who will keep you informed at every stage of your case.

Resourceful Representation: Our firm has the resources and network to thoroughly investigate your crash, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf.

image of semi-truck accident
A truck crash can create huge damage to people as well as your vehicle.

Our Services

As leading accident lawyers in South Carolina, we offer a comprehensive range of legal services, including:

Case Evaluation: We provide free, no-obligation consultations to evaluate your case and discuss your legal options.

Investigation: Our team conducts a thorough investigation into the cause of the incident, gathering evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and electronic data from the truck’s black box.

Negotiation: We negotiate aggressively with insurance companies and at-fault parties to pursue a fair settlement that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, our skilled trial attorneys are prepared to take your case to court and fight for your rights before a judge and jury.

Want to see what a Truck Accident Injury Attorney can do for you?
Click here to meet John I Henderson.

image of truck accident lawyer at work

Charleston attorney John I. Henderson is experienced in truck accidents, including 18 wheeler, semi, cargo and commercial vehicles.

Why do you need a truck accident attorney?

Because of its size and weight, a truck crash can create huge damage to people as well as your vehicle. Truck accidents are unfortunately on the rise, in 2021 there were nearly 6000 fatal large crashes in the United States (according to Statista research).

With one of the best accident lawyers on your side you get the best chance of securing the most money for your case, plus you can alleviate much of the stress and frustration of handling the case on your own.

Trucking Accident Experience

The trucking industry is subject to different regulations than passenger cars. They pose a unique set of hazards, and there may be multiple parties involved—including drivers, trucking companies, maintenance facilities and owners. You need an attorney whose experience is on trucking incidents.

Truck Accident Trial Experience

Truck accidents are complicated, and there are often many potential causes and responsible parties. Because of the implications you need an attorney who has trial experience, someone willing to put the resources into getting you what you deserve, and has the experience to fight for that and win in a courtroom, if necessary.

What to do if you have been injured by a truck

What to do immediately:

Move to a safe location
Seek medical attention – visit a healthcare professional

It is important to gather as much information and evidence as possible at the time of the accident. Writing down anything you may remember after the fact is also crucial.

This may include:

  • Details of the driver and their vehicle (e.g. 18 wheeler, semi, cargo)
  • Insurance details of any party involved
  • The road condition – wet/icy/sun glare/poor visibility
  • Making a note of the angle you were hit at by the other vehicle(s)
  • Taking contact details of anyone willing to be an eyewitness to the accident
  • Taking note of anything which may have affected the driver eg potholes/broken street or traffic lights
  • Noting if the driver was obviously distracted/could you smell alcohol? Whether it’s using a mobile phone or engaging with onboard electronics systems while driving, any form of distraction diverts attention from the road ahead

What to do later:

Send evidence to relevant law enforcement/medical staff
Keep a diary of your pain/symptoms and how they progress
Speak with a lawyer about your options to gain compensation

Statute of Limitations

There is a time limit within which you must file a lawsuit in order to initiate legal proceedings. In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for truck crashes is usually three years from the date of the incident.

This means that you have three years to initiate legal action against the responsible party. It’s crucial not to delay in taking action if you believe you have a valid claim. Waiting too long may result in your case being dismissed by the court, leaving you without any compensation or closure.

There are exceptions and variations to this general rule so it’s best to discuss your case with us directly.

Can I make a claim on behalf of someone else?

If your loved one has been injured by a truck they may be feeling too unwell or traumatized to make a claim. Call us today to see how we can help you and the person(s) affected.

image of commercial truck accident
Road traffic accidents involve commercial trucks.

Liability:

One of the main legal consequences of any accident is liability. Determining who is at fault for the crash is crucial. In many cases, it may be a combination of factors that contributed to the accident, such as driver fatigue, driver negligence, speeding, mechanical failure, inadequate maintenance of commercial vehicles, or improper loading of cargo.

Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of truck accidents. Long hours on the road without sufficient rest can impair a driver’s judgment and reaction time. This puts both the driver and other motorists/pedestrians at risk. It is essential for companies to prioritize their drivers’ well-being by implementing strict regulations and rest breaks.

South Carolina also prohibits any level of drugs or alcohol in a truck driver’s system over 0.08% blood alcohol concentration. SC is a ‘zero tolerance’ state, so if the driver is under 21, the legal limit is 0.02%.

If it is determined that the truck driver was negligent or acted recklessly, they may be held liable for any damages caused by the accident. This could include medical expenses, property damage, lost wages if you cannot work due to your injury, and pain and suffering experienced by those involved in the collision.

The legal concept called “vicarious liability,” holds employers responsible for their employees’ actions while on duty. If it can be proven that a trucking company failed to properly train or supervise its drivers or neglected maintenance on its commercial vehicles leading up to an accident, they may also face legal consequences and have to pay out compensation.

Don’t wait to seek legal help after an accident. Time is of the essence in preserving evidence and building a strong case. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a trusted S. C. truck accident lawyer. We’re here to provide the guidance and representation you need during this challenging time.

Why use us?

Why bother reaching out to an accident attorney when you can handle things between your insurance providers yourself?

Compensation cases can be complicated and time consuming. Dealing with everything yourself may leave you unable to move on from your accident due to the sheer volume of administrative procedures. Let us take care of things here at Henderson & Henderson so you can focus on your recovery.

We may need a few details like:

  • How long ago did the accident occur
  • Was anyone injured
  • Were there any fatalities
  • Where did the accident happen

It is important to note that these things may take time. It is crucial to think realistically about the potential outcomes of your case. We can help you gather evidence. Though the process may feel long and drawn out, we will try our best to come up with a solution you will be satisfied with.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Your use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please contact us to discuss your specific legal needs.

Free Case Evaluation, Call Now (843) 212-3188 OR enter your details below:

Call Now Button