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When to Hire a South Carolina Truck Accident Attorney

You should consider hiring a South Carolina truck accident attorney to protect your rights if you were injured in a trucking accident that was someone else's fault and if:

  • You have trucking accident injuries that may require surgery or long-term treatment, such as physical therapy
  • Your injuries may result in some permanent impairment
  • Your injuries have caused you to miss more than a few days of work
  • You have any type of head, brain, or spinal injury
  • You are unable to walk, dress yourself, feed yourself, or handle other personal activities as a result of your injury
  • You have a prior injury or medical condition that may have been aggravated by this new injury
  • You are contacted by the other party's lawyer to discuss a settlement
  • You are concerned that the other party will take advantage of you if you try to negotiate a settlement on your own, or are worried that you'll leave money on the table

How Can a South Carolina Truck Accident Attorney Help You?

Trucking accidents are usually more catastrophic than other motor vehicle accidents, and accident-related expenses can quickly add up. If you were not at fault in the accident, then the party at fault should take responsibility and reimburse you for your accident-related expenses. However, it's not always clear who is at fault, and the party at fault may try to minimize their payments. A South Carolina trucking accident lawyer can help:

  • Collect and examine the evidence to determine who is at fault
  • Estimate the cost of your injuries and accident-related damage to your property
  • Negotiate financial settlement with the party at fault
  • Argue your case in court if you are unable to reach a settlement

Schedule an Initial Consultation

Most South Carolina semi-truck accident attorneys offer a free initial consultation to potential clients. At this meeting, you can familiarize the lawyer with the basic details of your case, get the lawyer's assessment of your case, and learn more about the lawyer. This case assessment should help you decide whether you have a viable case and if a South Carolina truck accident attorney could help you collect money from the party at fault in your trucking accident.