Truck accidents can cause life-threatening injuries, including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations and burns. These injuries may cause debilitating disabilities and require long-term or lifelong medical care. We strive to understand the full scope of your injuries, as well as the medical expenses that you may incur in the future. If your loved one was killed in a fatal traffic accident because of someone else’s negligence, we will ensure that you receive full and fair compensation.
Insurance companies often offer a settlement to victims of a truck accident. However, this settlement may not take into account the long-term expense of your injury. Instead of settling your case with the insurance company, we will work your case to get the most value out of it. With years of courtroom experience, Allen and Allen approaches each case as if it were going to trial.
Before you speak with the insurance company, talk to a skilled personal injury lawyer. To schedule a consultation with Allen and Allen Law Firm, contact our firm online or call us at 864-226-6184. We offer prearranged after-hours and weekend appointments.
If you find yourself involved in a truck accident, first ensure your immediate safety and the safety of others in your vehicle. Try to move off the road and into a safe place when possible, avoiding further harm from oncoming traffic. Remember never to step into the flow of traffic. Contact the necessary emergency services, and wait for further instructions. It's advisable to notify the police regardless of the accident's magnitude to have an official record that also includes the other driver's information, their vehicle plate number and other vital details.
After ensuring safety and notifying the appropriate authorities, begin gathering evidence at the scene if you're physically able to do so. This could include taking photographs of the scene, and obtaining details from the other driver and from any potential witnesses. If possible, obtain the other party’s driver’s license information, their vehicle plate number, and their insurance information. After leaving the scene, seek medical attention if you may be injured, even if you do not feel injured yet, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Also, when you are in a safe location, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident. And if you have suffered a personal injury, consider calling a personal injury attorney immediately for legal representation in your truck accident case.
When involved in a truck accident, hiring a personal injury lawyer can be enormously beneficial. A skilled personal injury lawyer understands the intricate laws surrounding such accidents and can help victims navigate the confusing aftermath. They adeptly handle the insurance companies, negotiate settlements, and ensure that their clients' rights are protected.
A personal injury lawyer specialized in truck accidents also has extensive knowledge of the trucking industry's regulations, which can be crucial for your case. They can gather evidence, identify liable parties - be it the truck driver, trucking company, or part manufacturer - and construct a strong case, thereby maximizing your compensation. Through their knowledge and experience, they also alleviate the stress of the legal process, allowing victims to focus on their recovery.
In South Carolina, victims of a car accident can claim losses that are beyond just car repairs and medical expenses. Although car repairs are often covered by the responsible party’s insurance company, other losses such as pain and suffering, for example, are more difficult to claim. However, the law does provide a way for victims to recover various types of damages relating to a personal injury case. There are typically two main types of damages a person can recover: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover monetary losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Meanwhile, non-economic damages account for non-tangible losses like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life or consortium. Also, punitive damages can also be awarded in cases where the offender's actions were particularly reckless or malicious, serving to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.
Call Allen and Allen Law Firm today for the legal assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney in your truck accident case. We are committed to fighting for your rights, relentlessly working to make sure you receive the compensation you are rightfully entitled to. We will stand by your side throughout every step of the process, providing all of the legal support that you need for your personal injury case.
Allen & Allen Law Firm
1209 North Main St.
Anderson, SC 29621
1209 North Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621
Phone: (864) 226-6184