Experienced Sumter, SC Truck Accident Attorneys on Your Side
Comprehensive representation for victims of truck driver negligence and defective truck parts
If you have been injured in a truck accident in South Carolina, you’ll likely have a lot of questions: How can I pay my bills? Who will take care of my family? What kind of help can I get? The Sumter truck accident attorneys of McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, have the answers to those questions. For the last 20 years, our team of injury lawyers has fought on behalf of victims throughout the state, to help them recover the compensation they need in order to secure a better future. You don’t have to go through this time alone. Let our family show your family why so many people trust our firm to uphold their rights, and to make sure justice is served.
The truth about commercial truck accidents
Any collision or crash involving a motor vehicle is serious: after all, even minor accidents are still enough to bend a fender. When you throw a commercial vehicle weighing several tons into the fray, the property damage is bound to be far more extensive, and your chances of sustaining a serious, potentially life-threatening injury increase exponentially. Tractor-trailers (or semis, or big rigs, or 18-wheelers – whatever you choose to call them) are too large to stop quickly, and accidents that might have been avoided in a smaller, lighter car are more likely to occur with such a large vehicle.
Commercial truck accidents kill hundreds of people each year, and injure thousands. Because of the size and force of these accidents, injury victims often end up with serious, even permanent conditions. Paralysis and spinal trauma, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries and loss of limb are among the most catastrophic injuries a person might sustain, but even injuries that heal more quickly – such as soft tissue injuries and broken bones – will still require medical treatments and therapy, in some cases. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may also need multiple surgical procedures or life-long medical care. This contributes to the additional financial strain of trying to pay for your daily expenses while you are hurt and out of work.
Examples of truck accidents
The overwhelming majority of truck accidents are attributed to driver error, but many are caused by defective auto parts or even poor road maintenance by local or state governments. We handle every complex trucking accident claim there is, including those involving:
- Speeding or reckless drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Fatigued drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Defective brakes and gear shifts
- Poor maintenance, such as stripped tires
- Overloaded or overweight trucks
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Accidents caused by falling debris
- Accidents caused by inadequate signage or lighting
- Accidents caused by improper or defective guardrails
Because truck accidents often involve more than one vehicle, there is truly no such thing as a simply truck crash claim. You want a team with the skills and experience to handle complex litigation. At McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, you’ll find attorney who can do just that.
We work with accident reconstructionists, eyewitnesses and the local police to build the evidence needed to prove liability. If your driver, his or her supervisor, the auto manufacturer or any third party is involved, we ensure that they are held accountable. We also assist you with the paperwork involved with filing multiple insurance claims, and work hand-in-hand with your doctors so that everything is up to date.
If a truck accident leads to the death of your family member, we can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf. No money will ease the pain of losing your loved one, we know. But funeral and burial costs can be difficult to manage on top of the medical bills, and the loss of an income does nothing but make it more stressful. Our Sumter fatal truck accident lawyers take on the challenges of the legal fight, so that you and your family can comfort one another without additional worries.
Level the playing field after a serious truck crash in South Carolina
McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, has been the firm your friends and family trusts for decades. We know a collision with a large commercial truck can leave you scared, angry, anxious and in pain. That’s why every Sumter truck accident attorney at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, promises to work quickly and thoroughly to help you obtain the compensation you need to start your life again. To schedule a free consultation at our Columbia office, please call us at 803-327-7800 or complete our contact form.
Columbia, SC Office - just 43 miles from Sumter
McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC
1517 Hampton St.
Columbia, SC 29201