Delivery trucks are a type of commercial vehicle that frequent the roads of the Charleston, South Carolina area. When delivery trucks are involved in motor vehicle accidents, they can bring about serious injuries and damages—especially when they collide with a smaller motor vehicle.
When a delivery truck causes an accident, one or more individuals or entities may be to blame. The most obvious defendant in a truck accident case is the truck driver. However, the vehicle owner, including a corporation, could also be on the line for negligence. Similarly, a repair facility or parts manufacturer could be deemed negligent or strictly liable.
If you have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident involving a delivery truck, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation for your injuries and financial costs. The personal injury auto accident lawyers at The Hughey Law Firm can meet with you to discuss how your accident occurred, as well as your injuries and medical treatment to date. Our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers can let you know if you have a worthwhile case and may be able to represent your legal interests during settlement negotiations or in court.
Delivery truck accidents in Charleston, South Carolina can occur for a variety of reasons and under many circumstances. Some typical causes of delivery truck accidents include:
The experienced auto accident lawyers at the Hughey Law Firm can investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine if the delivery truck driver was negligent. If so, our lawyers can help you prove fault and damages in your case.
In order to obtain monetary compensation in a personal injury case, you first have to file a claim or lawsuit against the correct person or persons. The obvious person to sue in the trucking accident context is the truck driver. In order to show that the driver was negligent, you must be able to show that he or she acted unreasonably under the circumstances.
In addition to the driver, you may also be able to sue the driver’s employer, which is usually a corporation. A corporation may be liable for some or all of your damages if the driver was on the job at the time the accident occurred. The driver must also have been acting within the scope of his or her employment at the time of the accident.
If you can prove that the truck was recently repaired and that these repairs were done negligently, you may be able to file a claim against the repair facility. Finally, in some cases, a defective truck part (such as the brakes) may be to blame for the accident. If you can show that the product manufacturer or distributor was negligent or strictly liable, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit for products liability and recover damages in your case.
The experienced lawyers at The Hughey Law Firm can file a claim or lawsuit against all potential defendants in your case.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a delivery truck driver, you have legal options available to you. The personal injury attorneys at the Hughey Law Firm may be able to help you recover monetary compensation for all of the medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering you sustained in your auto accident.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Charleston auto accident lawyer, please call us at (843) 881-8644, or contact us online.
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