Kershaw Truck Accident Attorney
If you were hurt in a truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Truck accidents can be particularly devastating given the weight and force of a large truck, especially when unsuspecting motorists are involved.
A Kershaw truck accident attorney with Anastopoulo Law Firm can protect your legal rights and help you file a claim so that you may focus on your recovery. Our team offers complimentary consultations to accident victims.
Who Caused Your Kershaw, SC Accident
The first step after any accident is determining fault. Someone caused your accident, and they need to be held legally responsible for your injuries and losses. Possible liable parties in your truck accident may include:
- Other motorists
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Government agencies or entities
- Local businesses
Your Lawyer Will Help Prove the Other Party Was at Fault
It is imperative that fault is determined as soon as possible after your truck accident. Thus, South Carolina follows a doctrine known as “comparative negligence,” as outlined in S.C. Code § 15-38-15.
This means if the defense can prove you are more than 50% to blame for the crash, you will not be able to recover damages. Therefore, your Kershaw, SC truck accident attorney will be able to investigate the details of the accident, identify the liable party, and prove they are 100% responsible for the accident and your subsequent injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Kershaw, call (800) 777-7777
Available Compensation for a Truck Accident
After determining fault, our lawyer will place a value on your economic and non-economic damages and demand that compensation as part of your claim. Also, a member of our legal team must determine exactly how much compensation you are eligible to receive. Keep in mind, however, that this number may change during settlement negotiations or at trial.
The factors involved in your compensation are far-reaching as you have a full life that has changed since the accident. Available compensation in a Kershaw truck accident generally includes:
Medical expenses can mount soon after the accident. You may require emergency care at the accident scene, an ambulance ride to the hospital, and treatment in the hospital. There may be a hospital stay along with surgeries, medications, doctor’s visits, medical equipment, additional transportation, and physical therapy.
Recovery expenses often go beyond physical therapy as you may need to take medications for the rest of your life, attend therapy, group therapy, or even move into a treatment facility for an extended period of time. Moreover, these recovery expenses may often extend to your family as they must move with you to support your recovery.
You cannot work after the accident, and you deserve to recover the money you should have made. Additionally, you may recover future wages that you cannot earn because of your injuries or disability.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering refers to all physical pain you experience after the accident that is negatively impacting your quality of life. Speak to our lawyers about how you would quantify this pain and suffering so that it may be notated as part of the claim.
Emotional turmoil takes into account the mental anguish you have suffered in the wake of the accident. You may suffer from a range of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or insomnia that require medication and counseling.
Punitive damages may be available. Speak to a member of our legal team about this level of compensation.
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Wrongful Death Claims After a Kershaw Truck Accident
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Furthermore, you can seek damages for wrongful death if you are a direct dependent of the deceased, the administrator of their estate or if you represent dependents of the deceased. Family and friends cannot come forward to file multiple wrongful death claims as most of them are not direct dependents of the deceased, as outlined in S.C. Code § 15-51-20.
When filing a wrongful death claim, remember that you are seeking additional damages above and beyond the medical expenses your loved one incurred in the wake of the accident. These damages include:
Burial and Funeral Expenses
Burial and funeral expenses should be covered under your wrongful death action. Funerals are expensive, and this unexpected expense should not burden your family.
Loss of Moral Training
Loss of moral training is a simple concept that involves the loss of your loved one’s support throughout the family.
Lost Lifetime Earnings
You may calculate how much your loved one should have earned if the accident had not occurred. Using tax records and payroll slips, our legal team will determine how much your family should have seen had your loved one survived, including any retirement funding that they would have received.
Hiring a Kershaw Truck Accident Attorney
When you hire a Kershaw truck accident attorney from our team, we will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish. This allows you to focus on getting better while we look into the compensation you are due.
You Will Never Be Left in the Dark
We communicate with you to ensure that you know what is happening during your case. If any proceedings pop up, we will handle them on your behalf to ensure all is going smoothly in your case.
We Handle All Communications
We speak on your behalf. There are times when other parties reach out to you, send letters, call, or otherwise attempt to force you into an early settlement. We take all of these calls and letters, responding appropriately. Additionally, we speak on your behalf at trial, in settlement negotiations, or at any other time during the legal process.
We Protect Your Rights
We advise you of your rights, meaning we help you understand what is a fair settlement offer, if we should go to trial, and how much compensation you are owed.
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Call Anastopoulo Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation
Call (800) 313-2546 for a free consultation with the Anastopoulo Law Firm after your truck accident. A Kershaw truck accident lawyer will help you seek compensation, hold the guilty parties accountable, and help you move forward.