COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

SKILLED SOUTH CAROLINA ATTORNEYS ANSWER YOUR FREQUESNTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The South Carolina lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, understand how the aftermath of a truck accident can be confusing, and make those who have been injured feel overwhelmed. When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler or delivery truck, so many different legal issues typically need to be addressed. You most likely have never been in a truck accident before, and you may not even know where to start. We understand. And we can help.

For decades, our truck accident attorneys in South Carolina have helped those injured in truck accidents just like you get honest answers and straightforward advice. When you contact us, you will receive our undivided attention. We will sit down with you and discuss all your legal options from pursuing a claim with an insurance company to filing a lawsuit in a South Carolina civil court against a trucking company.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about truck accidents we deal with at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC include:

YOU HAVE OPTIONS. EXPLORE THEM WITH A SOUTH CAROLINA TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

You have so much riding on the outcome of your case. Your health and financial well-being could very well be on the line. The dedicated South Carolina truck accident lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, understand this. That’s why we work so hard for injury victims just like you. We realize the work we do today means so much to so many people for years to come. Call 888.302.7546 or fill out this contact form and schedule a free case evaluation.

Q: How Are Truck Accidents Different from Car Accidents?

A: South Carolina truck accident attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC know that truck accidents and car accidents are not the same when it comes to pursuing compensation. The biggest difference is you are not simply dealing with another driver and their insurance company if you’ve been injured in truck accident.

Truck accidents often involve taking legal action against several different companies and there are often several different insurance companies involved representing each company’s interests.

Another difference between truck accidents and car accidents is the injuries from truck accidents are often much more severe. Due to the large size of many tractor-trailers, truck accident injury victims often sustain spinal cord injuries and neck and back injuries, or traumatic brain injuries. All of these injuries demand strong legal action. If necessary, we will even file a lawsuit in if we believe that’s the best way to successfully resolve your case.

Q: How Might A Lawyer Can Help After A Truck Accident?

A: There are many different ways we can help you, but the bottom line is we can often help you obtain the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve after your accident. Some of the ways our experienced legal team can help you include:

  • Investigating your truck accident
  • Dealing directly with insurance companies
  • Filing a lawsuit in South Carolina if necessary
  • Holding reckless truck drivers and their employers accountable for their actions

The list goes on and on. And best of all, if you have any questions, we’re here for you and eager to provide you with honest answers and straightforward advice. Filing a lawsuit after truck accident might seem simple, but knowing who to sue and where to file the lawsuit can be a challenge. That’s because truck accidents often involve several large corporations, many of which are sometimes located in different states across the country. Our lawyers can help you cut through the red tape. You can count on us to provide straightforward advice and honest answers to your questions.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a trucking accident, you will need someone on your side making sure your rights are protected every step of the way. Our South Carolina truck accident lawyers are prepared to fight for you. Our attorneys are familiar with rules and regulations spelled out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an arm of the Department of Transportation that regulates the interstate trucking industry. These are known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or FMCSR and our lawyers often cite them while representing clients in truck accident cases.

Q: Should I File A Lawsuit After A Truck Accident?

A: Deciding whether to file a lawsuit after a truck accident can be a difficult decision. You have many different legal options after a truck accident, and some people are reluctant to file a lawsuit for a variety of different reasons.

Our South Carolina accident lawyers can meet with you, discuss all your options, and allow you to make an informed decision. Often, many people decide to file a lawsuit against a trucking company because they believe they can obtain the maximum compensation for their injuries.

Your case is about more than just money. It’s about justice. It’s about upholding the law and about holding reckless people responsible for their actions. When you take legal action after your accident, you’re standing up for more than just yourself. You’re taking a stand for other innocent people in the same situation.

Q: What Compensation is Available in a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

A: When it comes to recovering damages (financial compensation) in an injury lawsuit there are many variables to consider such as: the severity of your injuries, the long-term effect of your injuries, the cause and the circumstances of the accident will all play a role in your case. Each of these factors will have an impact on what type and how much compensation a jury might award in a lawsuit. Some of the different types of compensation include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity/ permanent disability
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Other damages

Q: How Much Will it Cost to Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?

A: When you hire a McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC truck accident attorney to represent you after you have been injured, you will not be required to pay them anything out-of-pocket. The South Carolina accident lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay attorney fees only if we are able to win compensation for you. Our attorney fees come out of the settlement or the jury verdict if we take your case to trial.

YOU HAVE OPTIONS. EXPLORE THEM WITH A SOUTH CAROLINA TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

You have so much riding on the outcome of your case. Your health and financial well-being could very well be on the line. The dedicated South Carolina truck accident lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, understand this. That’s why we work so hard for injury victims just like you. We realize the work we do today means so much to so many people for years to come. Call 888.302.7546 and schedule a free case evaluation.