Truck Accident Lawyers in Hilton Head, SC
Hilton Head, SC Truck Accident
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Hilton Head, SC Truck Accident
Commercial trucks, big rigs, and tractor trailers are common sights on the roadways in and around Hilton Head.
Interstate 26 is an extremely busy and dangerous highway with an ongoing increase in large-truck traffic. While most truck drivers are safe and professional, unfortunately, accidents do happen. And when large trucks are involved, the outcome can be catastrophic.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Truck accident lawsuits can be complicated, so you need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side. This is especially important for truck accident claims, because they’re typically brought against trucking companies or corporations who have a team of lawyers ready to fight back.
The experienced truck accident attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Hilton Head office will be your advocates. Nationwide, we have helped our clients recover more than $15 billion in damages for their injuries: we want to help you too.
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Types of Truck Accident Lawsuits
Multiple factors can contribute to truck accidents, and the specific details of your accident determine what type of lawsuit you might be able to pursue. The following are common types of truck accident civil court claims.
Negligence: The most common type of truck accident lawsuit claims that the truck driver’s negligent or reckless driving caused the accident. In order for a negligence lawsuit to be successful, the plaintiff must prove that the truck driver acted negligently and that the negligent behavior caused the accident and specific injuries.
Defective Products: Defective product or product liability lawsuits assert that a defectively designed or manufactured truck or truck part caused the accident. In such cases, the injured party sues the truck or part manufacturer.
Wrongful Death: If your loved one was killed in a truck accident, South Carolina law allows you to bring a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is emotionally and logistically difficult, and Morgan & Morgan’s Hilton Head attorneys can help make the process as easy as possible.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Accidents involving large commercial trucks can cause severe injuries and death. That’s why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration maintains strict guidelines for commercial trucks, trucking companies, and truck manufacturers. For example, there are specific speed limits, documentation requirements, weight limits, and driving time limits for drivers. Failure to follow these rules can lead to accidents.
Common causes of truck accidents in the United States include the following:
- Exceeding weight limits
- Driving while tired
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Lack of training
- Improper loading
- Distracted driving
- Defective trucks or truck parts
What Types of Compensation Are Available for Truck Accident Victims?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, your attorney will attempt to recover compensation for all damages suffered. The following are some of the most common types of damages in truck accident cases.
- Medical costs, including hospital bills
- Lost income and loss of earning potential
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in cases of wrongful death)
Contact Morgan & Morgan
Truck accidents can completely disrupt your life, but they don’t have to cause financial ruin. Morgan & Morgan’s experienced and tough truck accident attorneys in Hilton Head will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We can’t undo your accident, but we may be able to ease the financial burden of your injuries.
Our attorneys can review evidence, investigate your case, and negotiate with the party at fault and their insurance company. And if those at fault won’t pay you what you are owed, Morgan & Morgan has the experience and resources necessary to take your case to trial...and win.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation. There is no risk and no obligation. Even if you hire Morgan & Morgan, you don’t pay anything unless we win your case.