South Carolina Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Commercial vehicles are prevalent on our South Carolina roadways. Whether they are transporting goods, making deliveries, or getting other citizens where they need to be, all those drivers are hard at work making life easier for the rest of us. However, with more and more commercial vehicles on the road, accidents are inevitable. Like passenger car accidents, commercial vehicle accidents can happen anywhere at any time.
What separates them from regular drivers is commercial vehicle operators and their employers are held to higher standards than passenger car drivers. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you need the help of professional personal injury lawyers to identify the liable parties and recover fair compensation that may be due to you for damages. At Joe and Martin Law Firm, we will team up with accident investigators to determine the exact cause(s) of your commercial vehicle accident and find out who and/or what is at fault.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides detailed statistics over the past few years regarding commercial vehicle accidents, victims, property damage, and more, which can be viewed by clicking here.
Your Rights Regarding a Commercial Vehicle Accident
As the victim of a commercial vehicle accident that was no fault of your own, you have every legal right to seek financial restitution for the following:
- Medical Treatment
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost of Earnings
- Rehabilitation Expenses
- Diminished Quality of Life
Due to the high standard of driving safety at which they are held, commercial drivers have insurance policies with higher limits which can translate to high awards of such financial restitution. Commercial drivers are usually not solely accountable for damages incurred in commercial vehicle accidents. Often times the truck owner, manufacturer, and even a possible third party such as the government can also be held responsible for your expenses and losses.
Wrongful Death Due To Commercial Vehicle Accident
Sadly, commercial vehicle accidents can not only cause serious injuries but also death. While nothing can ever bring back a loved one lost to such a tragedy, major financial compensation can be rightfully sought after and secured in an impending wrongful death lawsuit. The courts, as well as the liable companies, understand the high cost of human life. Victims have the legal right to seek compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the loss of a loved one and for the loss of any income and financial security formerly provided by that lost loved one.
Determining Commercial Vehicle Accident Fault
There are a number of different factors that can cause a commercial vehicle accident. A negligent driver can cause an accident, but mechanical failure can also be the culprit. In any case, you will need the help of an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer to identify any and all liable parties at fault. This could be any number of people or companies such as the vehicle manufacturers, distributors, retailers, governmental entities, or drivers.
Common Contributing Factors of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Human error, mechanical defects, and environmental issues are common contributing factors of commercial vehicle accidents. The skilled attorneys at Joe and Martin can recognize these factors and help you build a solid case. From the moment you contact us, we will honestly evaluate the strength of your case and held you decide the best course of action. We will aggressively pursue the maximum amount of compensation for you by taking legal action against any and all liable parties.
Contact Joe and Martin Today
Please don't hesitate to contact us at (843) 357-8888 if you ever find yourself the victim of a commercial vehicle accident in South Carolina. We offer FREE consultations for anyone with serious legal questions and concerns. You can also fill out our online contact form and we'll respond as soon as possible. We're standing by to help.