Greenville Truck Accident Lawyers
Aggressive Advocacy for the Injured
Were you in an accident with a tractor-trailer that caused severe injuries? Proving who is at fault in truck accidents is a complicated process. If the driver is at fault, it could be that they had been on the road too long or have a history of substance or alcohol abuse. In some cases, the condition of the truck is subpar because of incomplete maintenance logs, and in others, the truck load is overweight or unbalanced. In the latter two situations, the trucking company or its client may be at fault.
Hayes Law Firm Upstate Attorneys, LLC, has the skills, knowledge, and resources to determine who was at fault in your semi accident. If you deserve compensation for your accident, we can retrieve it. Our Greenville truck accident attorneys are familiar with the regulations and standards by which truck drivers must adhere which, in some cases, are different than when driving a private automobile. We have worked on cases related to accidents on some of the most dangerous roads in the area.
Call us today at
(864) 432-5353 to reach one of our passionate truck accident attorneys in Greenville, or
contact us online. Truck accidents tend to cause more serious injuries that can quickly
add up to thousands of dollars in treatment.
Liability After a Truck Accident
An investigation is usually launched to determine what party or parties can be held liable for a truck accident. Unlike most car accidents, there are several possible parties who can be held liable for a truck accident. Often an investigation will find the trucking company liable since they are often caught encouraging their drivers to break trucking regulations in order to help save the company time and money.
It is possible for a trucker to be held responsible for an accident. For example, if a driver owns their own truck or if the accident was a direct result of their own negligence, such as drinking while driving. It’s also possible for the truck manufacturer to be held liable for your injuries if an accident was caused by a defect in the manufacturing. Whatever the cause of your accident, our firm has the knowledge and skill to identify the appropriate party and fight for you. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Serving Clients in Our Community
Our team remains informed on the most dangerous roads and highways in our community and have helped on cases related to accidents in the area.
Some dangerous roads to be aware of include:
- Highway 123
- Highway 29
- Highway 25
- Highway 275
Common Injuries Suffered During Big-Rig Collisions
Due to the size and weight of an 18-wheeler, injuries are very common and often serious in trucking accidents. If you have been in a truck accident, it is important that you go to a physician as soon as possible, as even minor injuries can become a much larger issue if left untreated. It is critical that all injuries, even those that might appear to be minor, be timely and properly evaluated and documented.
Common Injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Head and brain injuries
- Crush injuries
- Herniated/bulging disks
- Broken and fractured bones
- Joint injuries
- Neurological damage
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Illness due to toxin exposure
- Cold and heat stress
- Black lung
- Electric shock injuries
- Hearing loss
- Vision loss
- Olfactory loss
- Torn ligaments
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Mental/psychological injuries
Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming and confusing. It can be difficult to do on your own, especially as personal injury cases have statutes of limitations that place a deadline on when you can file a claim. Our experienced legal team works swiftly to assess accident cases and file claims on your behalf.
For the last two decades, we have collected the evidence we needed to secure the following damages for our clients:
- Medical bills for injuries, which can include the costs of surgeries, X-rays, hospital stays, medical equipment, and more
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages or future earning capacity
The more serious the injuries, the more expensive it can be to treat them. Catastrophic injuries can require thousands of dollars of treatment and lifelong care – you want to be sure that you have a chance at achieving the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Allow us to fight for justice and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
Meniere's Disease $495,000
Settlement after mediation for a registered nurse who was diagnosed with bilateral Meniere's disease after having been assaulted by a hospital patient.
Neck Injury $325,000
We were successful in an appeal which provides that due to many years of having to walk with an altered gait, the client now has a compensable back injury.
Severe Back Injuries $240,000
Workers compensation settlement for a client who was carrying a laptop computer for many days in a row while at a seminar.
Leg Injury $200,000
The factual and legal issues were favorably resolved and the workers' compensation carrier agreed the right leg was effected and paid for all medical treatment for both the back and leg.
Workers' compensation settlement at a mediation for a client whose left hand was crushed between a forklift and a die machine.
Hit on His Head by a Falling Tree $195,000
Workers’ Compensation Settlement for our client who was a logger and was hit on his head by a falling tree resulting in two surgical procedures to his neck.
Severe Injuries Causing by Forklift Accident $161,000
We were able to successfully resolve the legal issues regarding the extent of the permanent disability sustained as evidenced by this result.
Knee Injury & Psychological Issues $100,000
The legal issue regarding her permanent disability sustained was favorably resolved as evidenced by this case result.
Shoulder Injuries $99,900
The legal issue regarding the extent of his disability was also favorably resolved as we secured compensation over and above his impairment rating to his shoulder.
Foot Avulsion Fractures $97,000
Our client was walking down a hallway when she lost her footing and ended up with 6 avulsion fractures in her foot and a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).