If you were injured in a collision with a large truck, you can seek compensation for your accident-related expenses from the liable parties. With a strong claim or lawsuit, you could recover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. When our firm represents you, we can help you identify the at-fault party and assign an accurate financial value to your lawsuit.
Our team can offer guidance and direction while fighting for the financial recovery your damages may entitle you to due to negligence. At Anastopoulo Law Firm, a Columbia truck accident lawyer can help you build a strong evidence file, establish the cause of the accident, and negotiate a favorable financial settlement. When you are ready to pursue compensation, our client support team is here to stand by your side.
A Personal Injury Case Can Lead to Compensation for Truck Accident Injuries
Per Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data, the occupants of passenger vehicles are at greater risk of injury or fatality in an accident than the occupants of a larger truck. The injuries you suffer in such a collision could change your physical appearance, cause disability, and lead to significant medical bills and related expenses.
The cost of treating your injuries is often recoverable with a personal injury case. In addition to your current and future medical expenses, our truck accident team may also help you recover compensation for:
- Current and future losses of income
- Property damage or total loss
- Pain and suffering
- Lasting physical disfigurement
If your family suffered the loss of a loved one, we work hard to help you recoup the reasonable costs of making their final arrangements with a wrongful death action. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of their companionship and society. When we represent you, we make sure you understand the range of damages you could recover and ensure your case is not underrated or undervalued.
Establishing Your Right to Financial Compensation After a Truck Collision
Because our personal injury team is familiar with state and local law, we can help you prove the at-fault party’s duty, breach, cause, and damages. Once proven, these legal elements of negligence entitle you to financial compensation. To establish them, we will:
- Carefully examine your crash report
- Read and review your medical records
- Locate and interview witnesses of the truck accident
- Obtain available smartphone photos and videos
Our team works hard to prove you are entitled to compensation. As part of our investigation, we will also canvass the area for residential and commercial surveillance cameras that could have recorded video to support your recollection of what led to the collision. One of our attorneys can then use the evidence we collect to prove your right to compensation and drive settlement negotiations.
The Benefits of Working with Anastopoulo Law Firm
After a truck accident, identifying who to seek compensation from can be difficult because liability could be assigned to the truck driver, their employer, or the company that made the truck or its components. Part of our services involves identifying the at-fault and liable parties based on the cause of the accident and an examination of the evidence. Our team will also:
- Provide guidance and advice throughout the process
- Assess the costs of treating your injuries
- Calculate the expenses that stem from your injuries
- Negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurer
When we assign a truck accident lawyer to your Columbia case, they and the rest of our team will handle every aspect from start to finish.
Our Columbia Truck Accident Attorney will Build a Strong Case File for Your Claim
Most personal injury cases resolve with an out-of-court settlement once the evidence is evaluated. Our team aims to prove your right to compensation and fights for a favorable settlement by compiling the following types of evidence:
- Injury photos
- Official crash report
- Witness statements
- Accident scene photos
- Medical records and bills
- Employment and salary history
With our commitment to injured clients and attention to detail, you do not have to build your evidence file on your own. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf, organize and present the evidence to the at-fault party, and fight for the financial settlement you are due.
Your Time to File a Lawsuit in South Carolina Can Run Out
Filing a civil lawsuit for compensation is time-sensitive because South Carolina has a predetermined deadline for these matters. Per S.C. Ann § 15-3-530:
- The personal injury statute of limitations is generally three years from the date the accident occurred.
- The wrongful death statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of your loved one’s demise.
If you fail to file a lawsuit within that time, you will not be able to do so in the future. If you do manage to file after the statute of limitations has expired, the at-fault party will request – and is likely to be granted – immediate dismissal of your case. With sufficient notice, we can prepare your case in a timely fashion and preserve your ability to keep fighting for compensation in court.
Our Personal Injury Team is Focused on You
We understand the physical and financial recovery needs of the clients we represent. In addition to each client’s well-being, we are also focused on the results we obtain for them. One family we represented was awarded $50,000,000 for the loss of a loved one when a truck driver ran a red light.
You do not have to fight for compensation on your own. When you are ready to pursue the at-fault driver, our personal injury law firm is ready to help you build a solid case and negotiate a favorable settlement.
Get a Free Review of Your Truck Accident Case in Columbia
A lawyer from our Columbia office on Main Street can help you fight for financial recovery for your injuries and related expenses after a truck collision in South Carolina. Learn more by contacting one of our Anastopoulo Law Firm team members at (800) 777-7777 today.