Charleston Truck Accident Attorneys
Helping the Injured Since 1990
It's no secret that semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles can be extremely damaging in an accident. Because of their large size, these types of vehicles can be difficult to control, and when they do run amuck, they often cause substantial damage to anything, or anyone, in the nearby vicinity. When large vehicles are involved, the resulting incident often involves several nearby cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians, or it can cause cargo and debris to spill onto the road, affecting any number of vehicles on the road.
If you or someone you love was harmed in a Charleston truck accident, you need to take immediate action to advocate for your rights.
Why Choose Crumley Roberts?
Our firm understands that you are probably dealing with serious physical injuries, not to mention the trauma that often follows serious motor vehicle accidents, like truck accidents. If you find yourself dealing with the consequences of a crash, we want to provide you with the legal representation you need and deserve. Not only are we experienced and well-established, we truly care about our clients and we want to use our resources to help you get back on your feet.
To schedule a confidential consultation with our Charleston truck accident lawyers, call (866) 691-0607. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents can be caused by any number of situations, including driver errors and poor weather conditions. However, if your crash was caused by an act of carelessness or negligence, you could be eligible for compensation from the liable party.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Drowsy driving
- Driver intoxication
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Improperly secured cargo
- Poorly loaded cargo
- Trailer malfunctions
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Inadequate driver training
If your crash was caused by any of the issues listed above, or another similar issue, our firm is ready to listen to your story. These types of mistakes can lead to head-on collisions, jackknife accidents, multiple-vehicle accidents, and more. We understand what you’re going through after a truck crash, and we want to help.
Who Could Be Liable for a Truck Accident?
Determining liability in any motor vehicle accident is rarely straightforward, which is why it is always best to discuss the particulars of your unique case with your attorney. In some cases proving liability may be challenging, but our legal professionals can use their experience and knowledge to go through each step of the legal process in whichever way best suits your case.
That said, several parties are commonly liable in truck accidents, including:
- The driver
- The truck company
- The cargo loading company
- The truck owner
- The vehicle manufacturer
Navigating Complex Truck Accident Claims
Due to the increasing demand for fast shipping by many major retailers, many smaller trucking businesses lease their trucks out to larger trucking companies as the seasons change. Because of this structure, larger truck companies have considerable resources at their disposal, including major insurance companies that have a vested interest in denying your truck accident claim.
There’s no need to worry when you call Crumley Roberts, as we can handle the following on your behalf:
- Filing your insurance claim along with a demand letter and the amount requested;
- Negotiating with the truck company’s insurer and fighting on your behalf for a fair settlement;
- Investigating your truck accident claim with our qualified in-house team; and
- Evaluating the true value of your claim, including medical costs, lost wages, psychological and emotional trauma, and damage to your vehicle.
With a servant’s heart and a friendly approach, our caring staff will welcome you and will ask how you’re doing in the wake of your serious accident. Offering much more than just skilled legal counsel, the truck accident lawyers of Crumley Roberts strive to be trusted friends and allies for you during this difficult time — and to get the financial recovery you need, no matter who we’re up against.
Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents
Who Can I Sue in a Truck Accident Case?
There are several parties that can be held liable in a truck accident case depending on the circumstances. These include:
- The truck driver
- The company the truck driver works for
- The truck owner
- Anyone else who is partially at fault
How is Fault Determined?
Because the party at fault for the accident depends on various factors, a detailed investigation must be undergone. Some of the elements of the investigation include:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Investigation of the accident scene
- The police report
How Do I Know How Much My Truck Accident Case is Worth?
Every truck accident case is unique, so there is no general amount that can be quoted. Some factors that will need to go into determining how much your accident case is worth includes:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
You will need to discuss your case with an attorney for the best overall assessment of the damages.
Do you need assistance with a truck accident claim in Charlotte? Call (866) 691-0607 today for more information!
What’s Next? Call Crumley Roberts at (866) 691-0607!
At Crumley Roberts, we believe that we’re all traveling the same road, so why not move forward together? Our firm has worked for more than 30 years to defend the rights of the wrongfully injured, and we have ample experience helping people after damaging truck accidents. Whether you were injured, or someone you love was fatally wounded, we want to help you through each step of this process from start to finish. We’ve earned more than $750 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients, and we have more than 5,000 five-star reviews from past clients. If you are ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help.