Big trucks fill the streets of Columbia, traveling along I-26 and I-126 and moving across Augusta Highway to transport goods throughout South Carolina and the country.

Most drivers take the presence of those trucks on the road for granted. However, when truckers drive negligently, they risk causing devastating injuries to the passengers in other vehicles, which offer little protection from the mass of a big truck.

If you suffered injuries in a truck accident, you need a Columbia truck accident lawyer at Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers to guide you through your claim. Contact us today to discuss your right to compensation.

Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers: The Help You Need for a Columbia Truck Accident Claim

Columbia Truck Accident Lawyer

A truck accident can cause catastrophic injuries, leaving you with costly medical bills, unable to return to work, and struggling to deal with the long-term challenges caused by your injuries.

At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we have successfully helped many clients recover the compensation they need when someone else's negligence leads to an accident and injuries.

Focus On Client Service

At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we do not just promise a high standard of client service. We deliver on it. We understand that a truck accident can create a tough period in your life. You have a lot of questions and a lot of struggles.

We strive to offer the high standard of support, care, and determined legal advice and representation you need to get the compensation you deserve and start to rebuild your life. We want every client to feel support and confidence as they navigate the claim process.

At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we know that insurance companies can make your life difficult as you decide how to handle your claim, from sending you reduced settlement offers to denying liability for the accident. Truck insurance companies may have extensive legal teams that try to reduce the compensation they have to pay you, which could leave you without the compensation you need and deserve.

At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we understand the limitations that can cause you, and we aggressively represent our clients to increase the odds that they will get a fair and just resolution for their truck accident injuries.

Affordable Services

When you have serious bills and severe injuries, you do not need to add extensive legal fees to your list of concerns. At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we start with a free consultation that lets us get a better idea of your claim and provide you with some initial advice about how to deal with the insurance company. Then, we accept most claims on a contingent fee basis, so you only have to pay if we win.

Are you ready to start moving forward with your truck accident claim? Contact Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers for your free consultation. 

Recovering Compensation After Your Columbia Truck Accident: What to Expect

After a Columbia truck accident, you may need to pursue compensation for the extensive damages you suffered. At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover for the damages associated with your truck accident.

Compensation can depend on:

  • Who caused the accident
  • The insurance policy carried by the liable party
  • The damages you sustained in your truck accident
  • Whether you have a lawyer on your side, helping you pursue fair compensation for your losses

However, we can help you look at the damages you sustained in the accident and the compensation you have the right to recover.

Medical Costs

A truck accident can result in serious injuries, leading to immense medical costs. Look at all the medical bills you have had to pay because of your truck accident, from emergency room bills to the bills associated with follow-up procedures or physical and occupational therapy because of severe injuries. Ensure you include copay and deductible amounts, which you may already have paid, not just the large bills from your medical care providers.

Wage Losses

Truck accident injuries can, in many cases, make it impossible for the victim to get back to work. That means an income loss at a time when you may already have more bills than usual. Talk to your lawyer about how much time you have had to miss at work and how it has impacted your income, including whether you may have had to use vacation time to cover some of your missing wages.

Pain and Suffering

As part of your Columbia truck accident claim, you have the right to include compensation for the pain and suffering you have dealt with after your accident. Pain and suffering include the physical pain from the accident and the emotional anguish accompanying the loss of independence or other serious emotional struggles related to your truck accident.

Columbia Truck Accidents: What You Need to Know

In South Carolina, you have up to three years after a truck accident to file a claim for compensation for the damages you sustained in the accident. By contacting a lawyer soon after the initial event, you increase the odds of recovering just compensation for all those damages. 

Each year, between 65 and 99 people die in truck accidents across South Carolina. Many more suffer severe injuries, many of which can have long-term consequences for the victim.

Causes of Truck Accidents in Columbia

Columbia truck accidents can occur for many reasons.

Common reasons include:

  • Problems with the brakes or steering
  • Truck coupling issues
  • Problems with the cargo, including falling cargo accidents
  • Distracted driving incidents
  • Drowsy driver incidents
  • Drivers who ignore the rules of the road, including speeding, which substantially increases the risk of a collision

Often, truck drivers bear liability for the dangerous actions that lead to accidents on the road. However, in some cases, the trucking company or the company that loaded the vehicle may share liability for the accident.

Dealing With the Insurance Company After a Columbia Truck Accident

Whether you suffered a truck accident along Sunset Boulevard or going down Platt Springs Road, you will likely be dealing with the same fight as any other truck accident victim: the insurance company.

Insurance companies often reduce the compensation they have to pay out following an accident, even though reducing compensation can leave accident victims with substantial bills.

The insurance company may:

  • Deny liability for the accident. Sometimes, the insurance company will claim that the truck driver did not cause the accident and that, as a result, the insurance company should not have to pay out damages related to the accident.
  • Ignore the extent of your injuries, the medical procedures you needed, or the damages you sustained in the accident.
  • Pressure you to accept a low settlement offer, including an offer that may completely ignore many of the damages you sustained because of the accident. 
  • Delay processing your claim as long as possible, leaving you without the compensation you deserve. 

At Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers, we know the tricks and traps insurance companies often try to put in the way after a severe accident, and we strive to help our clients avoid the worst impact of those challenges. We have the resources needed to fight for the compensation you really deserve. 

Protect Yourself After a Columbia Truck Accident

After a Columbia truck accident, you do not just have to worry about your physical recovery. You must also carefully consider how to best protect your right to compensation as you navigate the claim process. Contact Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers as soon after your accident as possible. 

Meanwhile, keep track of the bills that may pile up after the accident, and follow all instructions issued by your medical care provider. Avoid talking to the insurance company until you have a lawyer to advise you since the insurance company may try to reduce the compensation you can recover.

Columbia Truck Accident FAQ

Do I Need a Lawyer to Help With a Columbia Truck Accident Claim?

Truck accident claims can prove considerably more complicated than car accident claims alone and may leave you with more questions about what to do next. If you suffer injuries in a truck accident, our lawyers can maximize the compensation you recover and provide you with peace of mind as you navigate the claim.

Our truck accident lawyers can:

  • Go through all the evidence related to your Columbia truck accident. A truck accident can require extensive evidence review, including the driver's logbooks, the trucking company's records, and even information from the company that loaded the truck. A lawyer can review all that information to better understand who caused your accident.
  • Evaluate the compensation you deserve. A truck accident lawyer can ensure you recover all of the compensation you deserve from the accident. 
  • Deal with the insurance company on your behalf, which can prevent you from missing out on the compensation you would otherwise deserve due to tricks and challenges the insurance company tries to throw your way.
  • Represent you if your claim goes to court, which may prove more likely with high-dollar truck accident claims. 

Working with a Columbia truck accident lawyer increases the odds of getting a fair, just resolution to your claim.

Does the Trucking Company Bear Liability for My Columbia Truck Accident?

Trucking companies may share liability for truck accidents under several circumstances.

Our lawyers can investigate your claim and give you a better idea of whether you can file a direct claim against the trucking company or whether the driver alone bears liability for your accident, such as if:

  • The trucking company has dangerous policies that encourage reckless behavior among its drivers, including policies that encourage drivers to ignore the federally limited number of hours a truck driver can legally spend behind the wheel or to speed to get to their destinations faster. 
  • The trucking company ignored truck maintenance needs or requirements, leading to an accident.
  • Drivers working for the trucking company lacked adequate training or the skills to navigate the circumstances where they found themselves.
  • The company pressured the driver to get behind the wheel despite potentially dangerous conditions, including intoxication or illness, which could make driving more difficult. 

If the trucking company shares liability for your accident, it can increase the compensation you can ultimately recover for your injuries. Our Columbia truck accident lawyers can determine whether you need to file a claim against the trucking company and the truck driver that caused the accident.

Does the Truck Driver Bear Liability for a Blind Spot Accident in Columbia?

To safely share the road with trucks, many drivers know they must stay out of the truck's blind spot. However, truck drivers bear responsibility for keeping up with what happens around them, including monitoring movement in and out of their blind spots. Often, the truck driver will bear liability for a blind spot accident.

Get a Columbia Truck Accident Lawyer to Help With Your Claim

Jeff Morris, Truck Accident Attorney in Columbia

Do not wait to proceed with a truck accident claim or try to handle your claim alone. If you suffered injuries in a truck accident, you need a Columbia truck accident lawyer who can help you learn more about your right to compensation and fight for justice for you. Contact Morris Law Accident Injury Lawyers today at (843) 232-0944 for your free consultation.

Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer

Address: 1201 Main St Suite 1919,
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 500-3454


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