A commercial truck weighs an average of 80,000 pounds, and is four to five times larger than a sedan-type passenger vehicle. Due to weight and size, road collision accidents that involve a truck and a passenger vehicle are fatal. Sadly, trucking accidents are quite common along South Carolina highways.
Types of Truck Accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Underride accidents
- No-zone accidents
Unfortunately, no type of truck accident can be considered as minor. Damages to property and injuries sustained by victims are often devastating. It is important that victims are assessed for injuries immediately to avoid further complications or death.
Common Injuries Sustained in Truck Collision Accidents
- Head injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Injury to internal organs
The experienced legal team at Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. has access to medical experts who are knowledgeable about the different types of injuries that truck accident victims suffer from, and how these injuries affect their quality of life. The attorneys assess their clients’ injuries and work with the firm’s insurance adjusters to come up with a figure. This assessment is one of the main factors that will determine how much their clients can sue for.
Liability in a Truck Accident
Unlike in car accidents where the liable party is usually the negligent driver, there are a lot of key players who may be involved in trucking accidents. While the blame is usually put on the driver of the truck, an experienced attorney will be able to determine whether or not a third party is also liable. More often than not, a truck driver’s negligence was caused by fatigue. In such instance, the trucking company can also be held liable because they may have overworked the driver.
A truck accident attorney can also establish if the accident was caused by mechanical problems with the truck. If this is the case, they can also sue the truck manufacturer for liability. Third party liability will significantly increase the amount of money a victim can receive in a settlement.
Hiring a Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. Truck Accident Attorney
The attorneys at Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. have helped numerous trucking accident victims in Rock Hill, South Carolina get fairly compensated for their injuries so that they can get back on their feet and not have to worry about their finances. They have over 10 years of experience in handling personal injury lawsuits and settlements, including road accidents that involve trucks. They understand that victims of trucking accidents usually suffer from catastrophic injuries, which is why they strive to achieve maximum compensation for their clients.
The firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means they do not ask for a single cent until the case has been won and their clients have already been paid. They will even cover other expenses, like court fees, which can be reimbursed later on when everything has been settled.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a trucking accident, call 1-800-375-9190 today to schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A.