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Injuries From SC Truck Accidents
Experienced SC trucking accident attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC know how important it is to treat injuries from truck accidents seriously right from the start. Due to the sheer size and weight of a commercial tractor trailer, truck accidents cause serious personal injuries and wrongful death at a rate much higher than auto accidents involving passenger vehicles.
Catastrophic injuries are life-changing events for individuals and their families that impose devastating financial and emotional burdens. Our South Carolina injury attorneys help people receive due compensation to ease their burdens so individuals and families can better focus on their own physical and mental recoveries.
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Spinal Cord Injuries from Truck Accidents
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is typically defined as a damage or trauma to the spinal cord area that results in a loss or impaired function resulting in reduced mobility or feeling. Each year, about 7,800 people sustain spinal cord injuries in the U.S., according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, and about 400,000 people live with a spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injuries that lead to paralysis sometimes occur due to severe truck accidents. Such catastrophic injuries are often the result a truck crashing into another vehicle at a high rate of speeding. Speeding truckers may be responsible for the highway truck accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury. We will pursue justice for a client and hold the negligent driver or trucking company accountable.
After a spinal cord injury, families will face medical bills, rehabilitation costs, medical equipment and modifications to homes. The CDC estimates spinal injury victims’ annual medical costs to be between $15,000 to $30,000, and the average lifetime cost to be between $500,000 to $3 million dollars. These costs are more than most families can bear on their own.
Knowing what to do after a truck accident involving a tractor trailer or 18-wheeler can be confusing. Our attorneys in South Carolina can help. We know how to investigate accidents and uncover the truth. If necessary, we can help you file an accident claim in SC or wherever your truck accident took place.
Head and Neck Injuries from Truck Accidents
Head and neck injuries caused by truck accidents cover a wide range. Sometimes, such injuries can seem minor at first, but gradually develop into a serious neck or back injury. Other times, the seriousness of the injury is apparent right from the start. A truck accident may even result in paralysis or even death in certain extreme circumstances.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a serious truck accident injury to the head or neck, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced head injury attorney in South Carolina. Our results-driven team of South Carolina truck accident lawyers can fight for you. We have dealt with all different types of accidents throughout our careers as honest, hard-working South Carolina attorneys.
Head and neck injuries caused by reckless truck drivers might seem straightforward. But these accidents can lead to complicated legal claims. Several different companies and insurance carriers may be involved with your accident claim. The truck, its trailer and its contents might be owned by three different corporations with different insurers. And because there’s often so much money at stake, teams of lawyers and medical consultants for the insurance companies often work behind the scenes in the battle against victims of truck accidents.
Traumatic Brain Injuries from Truck Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are also a major cause of traumatic brain injuries, which, similar to spinal cord injuries, have severe long-term effects on patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds motor vehicle accidents as causing 17.3 percent of traumatic brain injuries annually, and that among all age groups, motor vehicle accidents resulted in the largest percentage of TBI-related deaths.
At McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, our experienced legal team understands the profound impact a traumatic brain injury can have on an accident victim’s life – and the lives of the victim’s family. Suddenly, your loved one might not be able to walk or move normally ever again. He or she might even be unable to work in any capacity.
The costs after a traumatic brain injury are astounding and can last a lifetime, depending on the severity of the injury. Many survivors of TBI benefit from in-patient rehabilitation centers that offer comprehensive physical, mental and speech therapy. Unfortunately, most insurance plans will not cover the entire amount of what could be a lengthy recovery period.
Our South Carolina lawyers work tirelessly for truck accident victims who sustain traumatic brain injuries. We work hard because we know the work we do serves a vital purpose for injury victims and their families. This money enables families to continue to live their lives with dignity. You didn’t do anything wrong. Why should your family pay for someone else’s mistakes?
Trucking Accident Lawsuits in South Carolina to Compensate Families
It is unjust for innocent individuals who survived catastrophic injuries after a trucking accident to have their recovery options limited due to financial considerations, but that is the reality for many families. These struggles are compounded when the individual was a major contributor to family support.
A lawsuit in South Carolina after an accident caused by truck driver error or third-party negligence may result in a settlement or verdict to pay for:
- Medical bills, rehabilitative treatment and long-term care
- Lost past, future and current income and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship to spouses and families
South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers Working for You
It is unacceptable for innocent motorists to bear the financial burdens alone due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or corporation that caused a devastating or fatal truck accident. At McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, your life is our mission. Contact our South Carolina lawyers for a free case evaluation to discuss if a truck accident lawsuit could benefit your family. Call 803-327-7800. If you choose to hire us, we will work tirelessly to make sure your case gets the attention it rightfully deserves.
Dedicated, driven, focused on results – McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC. We’re on your side. Contact us today.