When a truck accident causes you or a loved one devastating injuries and turns your life upside down, it’s important to do everything you can to heal and recover. Accidents like these are costly and damages often include medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle repairs. The more serious the accident, the higher the costs will likely be.
If you or your family member were involved in a truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation to cover the costs directly associated with the accident. Here’s what you need to know about how an experienced South Carolina truck accident attorney can help you pursue a claim for the full and fair financial restitution that you deserve after a life changing accident.
Your Attorney Can Help You Prove Fault
The key to being compensated after a truck accident is knowing who to pursue restitution from. Your lawyer can investigate the accident and help you determine if one or more parties need to be held liable for the accident. If the driver, the trucking company, or a parts manufacturer exhibited negligence or carelessness and this caused or contributed to the accident in some way, your attorney can assist you in pursuing justice.
Your Attorney Can Help You Preserve Critical Evidence
A trucking company legally owns critical information that could be evidence in your case, like the Electronic Control Module recordings and the driver’s log book. Unless a timely written notice or legal motion is made to prevent the company from destroying these records, it is not against the law for them to do so and they usually will. Your lawyer can help you preserve the evidence that can potentially prove fault in your case and prevent the trucking company from destroying it before it can be used to support your claim.
Your Attorney Can Help You Find Medical Care
Truck accident victims often have a difficult time getting adequate medical care after a crash. Some doctors will flat out refuse to see a patient that has been in an accident unless they pay up front, even if the patient has insurance. Other physicians may not connect the injuries to the accident, making obtaining compensation for medical expenses difficult. An attorney can help you understand which doctors or specialists you should consider to get the medical care you need and the documentation that relates your injuries to the collision.
When to Call a Lawyer
Don’t wait to call a lawyer after a truck accident. Time is of the essence and waiting could compromise important evidence in your case. When a truck accident has changed the lives of you and your family members, you deserve comprehensive support and zealous advocacy.