Spartanburg Truck Accident Lawyers
Representing Injury Victims in Spartanburg, Greenville, Cherokee, Union, & Surrounding Counties
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions that occur on our roads. Due to the sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles, truck accidents often result in severe and catastrophic injuries to the people involved in the crash. In many cases, these injuries are fatal.
At KD Trial Lawyers, we believe that truck drivers should be held accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, our truck accident attorneys in Spartanburg are here to help. We know how to effectively fight for the compensation you deserve. Our team is prepared to take on the trucking companies that put profit over the lives of others.
To learn more about your legal rights, contact our team at (864) 660-0465.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
There are many causes of truck accidents. Some of the most common include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience
- Improper turning
- Failure to yield
- Cell phone use
- Drunk driving
In many cases, truck drivers are simply not trained or qualified to safely operate these massive vehicles. Trucking companies are not always careful to make sure their drivers are capable of driving safely, and this can lead to devastating results.
What to Do After a Truck Accident
If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to act quickly. At KD Trial Lawyers, we know that you may be dealing with a great deal of emotional and physical pain. You may also be overwhelmed by the financial toll that the accident has taken on your life. However, you should not wait to take action against the trucking company responsible for your injuries. If you do, you may lose your right to file a claim.
After a truck accident, you should:
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Call the police
- Keep all of your receipts for expenses resulting from the accident
- Keep a record of your medical treatment
- Take photographs and collect other evidence of the accident, your injuries, and the related damages
Types of Damages You Can Recover
In a personal injury claim, you may be eligible to recover compensation for all the losses that you have suffered due to the accident. This type of financial compensation is called "compensatory damages." Compensatory damages are intended to make you "whole" again and help you to recover from your injuries.
Types of compensatory damages can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
The amount of compensatory damages you can recover will depend on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of the accident. The more severe your injuries, the more likely you are to recover a large amount of compensatory damages.
Understanding Truck Accident Liability
When it comes to truck accidents, determining liability can be a complex process. It's important to understand the various parties that may be held responsible for the accident, as this can greatly impact your ability to recover compensation for your injuries and damages.
Here are some key factors to consider when determining truck accident liability:
- Truck driver: In many cases, the truck driver may be at fault for the accident. This could be due to factors such as distracted driving, speeding, fatigue, or driving under the influence.
- Trucking company: The trucking company may also share liability for the accident. They have a responsibility to properly train and supervise their drivers, ensure their vehicles are properly maintained, and comply with all safety regulations.
- Vehicle manufacturer: If a defect in the truck or its components contributed to the accident, the manufacturer may be held liable for the damages.
- Third parties: Other parties, such as the company responsible for loading the truck's cargo or the owner of the truck, may also be held partially responsible for the accident.
At KD Trial Lawyers, our experienced Spartanburg truck accident attorneys have a deep understanding of truck accident liability laws. We will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and work diligently to hold all responsible parties accountable for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.
For assistance from our truck accident lawyers in Spartanburg, send us a message or call (864) 660-0465.
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