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Experienced North & South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers

While trucks are a vital resource for our economy, these massive vehicles also present numerous risks due to their size and weight. Truck accidents can be incredibly devastating, often causing severe injuries, damage, and even death.

If you or a loved one sustained injuries as a consequence of a negligent semi-truck driver, you have rights and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages. At Harris & Graves, we have an extensive reach and resources, representing injured victims in both South Carolina and North Carolina. We understand how tragic a truck accident can be for an individual and their family. Our North & South Carolina truck accident lawyers are here to help you through the complex process of filing a claim against the responsible party and/or parties involved.

Getting Help
Is Easy

Help is just a phone call away. All you have to do is call us and we’ll start reviewing the details of your claim right away.

You Deserve Compensation

After a truck accident, you need someone you can trust on your side. Our attorneys will fight for every dollar you’re entitled to, while you focus on your recovery.

No Fees Unless
We Win

Our attorneys are proud to work on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t get paid unless we win for you! With our law firm, you never have to worry about paying expensive legal bills upfront.

We Understand What You’re Going Through

A truck accident can have a devastating effect on an individual’s life, as these massive vehicles often cause serious damage. Your car may be totaled, you’re in pain, and your bills are starting to pile up. Your injuries may even be so severe that you’re unable to work while you recover, leading to lost wages. You should never be stuck with expensive medical bills from an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Our attorneys at Harris & Graves understand what you’re going through. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve so you can get back on your feet. What you’ve experienced is incredibly difficult. That’s why we strive to make this next part easy. When you call our office, our North & South Carolina truck accident lawyers will do everything we can to help. We know the laws and regulations surrounding the trucking industry and can put that knowledge to use for you. Call us today and tell us what happened. We’re here to listen, and we’re ready to take action.

We’ve Recovered Millions In
Settlements For Our Clients

Injured in a Car Wreck? Getting Help Is Easy!

You don’t have to face the insurance companies alone. We’ll fight for the money you deserve. All you have to do is call us.

Were You Hit by a Commercial Vehicle?

We offer our legal services to injured victims of commercial vehicle accidents. Commercial vehicles are purpose-built for use in transporting goods or passengers in a professional sense. A common misconception is that a commercial vehicle is only a semi-truck. However, commercial vehicles can also include:

  • 18-wheelers
  • Large freight trucks
  • Box trucks
  • Vans
  • Buses
  • Some taxis

If you’re involved in an accident with any of these vehicles, you’ve been in a commercial vehicle accident and we may be able to help you obtain any compensation you’re owed. Compensation goes a long way when you’re dealing with the aftermath of such a serious collision. Call our North & South Carolina truck accident lawyers to discuss your options. We fight for compensation that will make a difference!

Is This What Happened to You?

While accidents can occur for numerous reasons, below are some of the most common causes of commercial vehicle crashes. If your accident was caused by another party’s negligence, please don’t wait to call our truck accident lawyers for help.

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Unsecured cargo
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Defective parts
  • Usage of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving

What Should You Do After a Truck Accident?

Though your accident may not be your fault, the manner in which you proceed can either protect or hurt your claim. Many times, drivers who were involved in an 18-wheeler accident are uncertain about what to do next and make poor decisions that end up negatively impacting their compensation. For this reason, our team of truck accident lawyers has shared five tips to help you preserve your legal rights after a commercial vehicle accident:

 

Injuries are common in most large commercial vehicle accidents. It’s imperative to contact emergency responders immediately after the wreck and wait until help arrives. The police will evaluate the scene and write a report stating the details and facts of the incident.

Truck accidents tend to cause extremely serious injuries. If you fail to seek medical attention, it can not only damage your health but also the amount of compensation you’re entitled to receive. Any delays in treatment may cause the trucking company or its insurance carrier to believe your injuries aren’t serious or didn’t result from the accident.

Evidence is a crucial part of any claim and will be necessary to help you obtain the compensation you are rightfully owed. When collecting evidence, take photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries, if possible. It’s also important to keep records of any medical bills and copies of expenses related to your accident.

After a commercial vehicle accident, you will likely start receiving calls from the insurance company of the truck driver or the trucking company. It’s vital to keep in mind that you are not obligated to speak with the insurance adjuster and we recommend that you don’t unless you’ve consulted an attorney. Although trucking companies usually carry million-dollar insurance policies, the insurance companies will do everything in their power to persuade you to settle for as little as possible.

Large commercial truck accident cases involve many complex details that should be reviewed by an experienced attorney who knows the laws surrounding this type of case. There are many federal rules and regulations that govern the trucking industry. Our attorneys can determine if these laws were broken and fight on your behalf to hold the responsible party and/or parties liable.

South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers

We understand how devastating a truck accident can be for everyone involved. Dealing with the legal process on top of trying to recover from your injuries can be incredibly challenging and may even seem impossible but you don’t have to do it alone. If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, Florence, or anywhere in South Carolina, our experienced and compassionate South Carolina truck accident lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time. We’ll work hard to obtain the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to under the law, so you can focus on getting better.

North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents happen every day, across the country. In addition to representing South Carolina residents, we also serve the people of the great state of North Carolina. While we hope you and your loved ones never have to face a truck accident, our licensed North Carolina truck accident lawyers are always here to help you take legal action if that day ever comes. After being involved in a catastrophic accident, you need a fighter in your corner. Our team is ready to fight for your rights and every penny you deserve.

FAQs

Proving negligence in a truck accident case is much more difficult than most people realize because there may be multiple parties that are at fault. What’s more, both the insurance company and the trucking company will likely do everything they can to avoid paying for your damages. Our law office can help you navigate these complex liability issues and build the strongest case possible on your behalf.

Some of the parties that may be held legally responsible for a truck accident include but are not limited to:

  • The owner of the truck – Truck drivers who own their vehicle may be held responsible for any crash that occurs as a result of their negligence. For example, if the owner failed to complete regular maintenance checks and their truck malfunctions or a tire blows, they may be responsible for your injuries and damages.
  • The truck company – Some trucking companies enforce strict deadlines that their drivers must meet, oftentimes, forcing the drivers to choose between disobeying safety regulations and making their deliveries on time. This not only creates dangerous working conditions for the truck drivers but also puts other motorists on the roadways at risk. In the event of an accident, the trucking company that employs the truck driver may also be held liable for your injuries.
  • The manufacturing company of the truck – Sometimes, manufacturing companies can be found at fault if the accident was a direct result of a defective part on the truck.
  • The company renting or leasing the commercial vehicle – Renting and leasing companies can also be held liable in the event of a commercial vehicle accident for poor maintenance or other issues.
  • The owner of the cargo – In some cases, the owner of the cargo the truck is carrying can be held legally responsible.

The statute of limitations dictates how much time you have to file a lawsuit against the other party/parties involved. It’s important to be aware of the statute of limitations where you live, as it varies from state to state.

In South Carolina, injured victims have three years to file a lawsuit for damages. If you fail to file within this deadline, your chances of receiving compensation are little to none. While you have three years to file a lawsuit after a truck accident, it’s also important to know that the FMCSA doesn’t require trucking companies to keep records past six months. By waiting to take action, you run the risk of losing important evidence you’ll need to obtain compensation. For this reason, it’s in your best interest to contact an attorney to ensure you follow the necessary legal steps in the appropriate amount of time.

Injured victims have three years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit in North Carolina.

Our team of experienced truck accident lawyers can handle the hassles of the legal process for you and ensure you aren’t taken advantage of by the insurance companies. This way, you can focus on your recovery while we work on building the strongest case possible on your behalf.

We know how to cut through any attempts by the insurance company to deflect blame or avoid a fair settlement. Our tough trial lawyers will fight for the amount you deserve for any lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, medical bills, and property damage, as well as for any emotional trauma you’ve suffered as a result of the accident.