If a negligent trucker caused your Horry County 18-wheeler accident, a Myrtle Beach truck accident lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm might be able to help you recover damages. In addition, we may be able to file your insurance claim or represent you in a civil suit against the at-fault truck driver and their employer.
You can speak with us for free about hiring a Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyer from our firm. We offer complimentary case evaluations for truck accident victims and their families. We will explain your legal right to compensation and help you explore your options for financial recovery.
Damages You May Be Entitled to as a Truck Accident Victim
If the truck driver or trucking company was responsible for your crash and personal injuries, they are legally accountable. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your related damages. This could include:
- Medical treatment and care costs
- Lost wages
- Vehicle replacement or repair
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering
Accidents with commercial trucks often lead to devastating, long-term injuries for victims. The damages in these cases could also include:
- Future medical needs
- Ongoing care costs
- Diminished earning capacity
- Disability, disfigurement, and scarring
- Reduced quality of life
Wrongful Death Damages From Fatal Truck Accidents
If the victim passes away from their injuries, their family can seek damages through a wrongful death claim. This type of action allows them to recover:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Other economic losses the family experienced
- Intangible losses suffered by surviving family members
You can learn more about recovering damages during a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team. One of our attorneys may be able to handle your claim and secure compensation for you.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Myrtle Beach, call (800) 313-2546
Why Victims of Myrtle Beach Truck Accidents Should Call Anastopoulo Law Firm
Anastopoulo Law Firm manages truck accident claims for victims from start to finish. We know what it takes to build a case and hold the driver and trucking company responsible, recovering damages for our client. We will:
- Investigate what happened
- Identify liable parties
- Prove what happened and why
- Document the recoverable losses
- Value the case
Throughout this process, we will also:
- Keep in touch about case updates and answer questions
- Manage all communication
- Represent our client to the insurers, plaintiffs, and other attorneys
As you can see in our client testimonials, our clients appreciate our knowledge, resources, experience, and aggressive legal representation. Over our 25+ years in business, we have helped clients recover millions of dollars in damages in personal injury cases like yours.
Working with Our Truck Accident Lawyers
We handle truck accident cases based on contingency. Therefore, you will not need to pay anything upfront. We take our fees from the financial recovery in your case.
The insurer sends us the check, we deposit it into a special account and take our percentage, then we get your money to you as quickly as possible. If we do not secure a recovery for you, we do not get paid.
Our Myrtle Beach office is located at:
2411 N. Oak Street Ste. 407
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
We also provide in-home and in-hospital visits for potential clients. We will come to you if you cannot come to us. Our team is ready to review your options for seeking justice after a Horry County semi-truck crash.
Myrtle Beach Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me (800) 313-2546
Proving Liability in Trucking Accident Cases Can Be Complex
In many cases, the truck driver is not the only liable party. This is true even if their negligent actions directly caused the trucking accident. In most cases, we prove negligence by showing:
- The driver had to follow a particular traffic law.
- They failed to do so.
- This caused the crash.
- Our client suffered financial and physical harm as a result.
This is true in truck accident cases, as well. For example, imagine the truck driver failed to stop at a stop sign. They entered the intersection without slowing and crashed into your car. You broke your leg. The truck driver was negligent. Under South Carolina law, this also means they are liable for your accident injuries. However, they are not the only liable party in many cases.
Other Parties May Be Liable when a Truck Accident Occurs
The truck driver’s employer, usually a trucking company or large corporation, is also often responsible. This may be because of:
- Vicarious liability: In many cases, a worker’s employer is legally responsible for their behavior on the clock—as long as they are working on job-related tasks. This often includes trucking companies when their truck drivers cause a wreck.
- Negligent hiring or retention: A trucking company may be liable for a crash if there were reasons why they should not have hired the driver or kept them on their payroll, such as a history of drunk driving or poor performance.
- Other negligence: If the trucking company failed to maintain the semi-truck or other issues under their control that contributed to the collision, they may be liable.
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, we know how to build a case against the driver and the trucking company. If necessary, we will pursue damages based on their significant corporate liability policy and go toe-to-toe with their legal team.
Understanding Legal Deadlines for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in South Carolina
Many injury cases settle with the insurance company, meaning we never need to sue. However, a three-year deadline generally applies in personal injury and wrongful death cases if we must pursue a lawsuit in civil court.
Under S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, you have to file:
- A personal injury case within three years of the crash date
- A wrongful death action within three years of the victim’s death
There may be exceptions to these rules in some cases. Your truck accident attorney can explain how quickly they need to move forward with your insurance claim to ensure you meet all applicable timelines.
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Contact Our Office in Myrtle Beach for a Free Consultation
Anastopoulo Law Firm provides complimentary consultations to truck accident victims from our Myrtle Beach office. Our legal team will meet with you about your accident and injuries. We can explain your rights, answer questions about your claim, and outline your options for recovering compensation.
Call (800) 313-2546 today to speak with a member of our legal team about hiring one of our truck accident attorneys.