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Hilton Head Island Tractor-Trailer (Truck) Accident Lawyer
A South Carolina truck accident is a serious event. While car accidents can cause serious injuries, and often do, serious injuries are practically guaranteed with a truck accident. In many ways it is simple physics, as the sheer size and speed of these large vehicles means that a victim in a small passenger car is at an extremely high risk of suffering catastrophic injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Hilton Head Island or South Carolina truck accident, it is important that you seek the services of a knowledgeable truck accident attorney right away. Truck accident lawsuits are complex and require quick and decisive action to ensure that responsible parties are identified, important evidence is preserved, and your opportunity to obtain full compensation for your injuries and losses is maximized.
Truck Accidents are Complicated Events
Investigating a truck accident can be both complicated and frustrating, especially if you attempt to do so on your own. A truck accident investigation is usually not complete unless the attorney or individuals investigating the incident are able to review the truck driver’s logbooks and medical certifications and obtain data from the truck’s on-board computer. A urine or blood test on the truck driver may also be warranted; however, if the proper legal request for this evidence is not made promptly, then this evidence can be lost or destroyed. This negatively impacts your truck accident lawsuit.
Another aspect of truck accident cases that makes them complicated is that there are often numerous parties who bear some measure of responsibility for the crash. Identifying and bringing suit against all these responsible parties is essential to obtaining full compensation. These at-fault parties may include:
- The driver of the truck
- The truck’s passenger, if he or she was distracting the driver in some manner
- The driver’s employer
- The person or company responsible for loading the driver’s freight
- The truck’s mechanic
- The truck’s manufacturer or the manufacturer of a failed part on the truck
What To Do After a Hilton Head Island or Lowcountry Truck Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Hilton Head Island or Lowcountry truck accident, your primary concern should be to obtain immediate medical treatment for any injuries you sustained. Even if you feel fine, you should still visit a medical professional as soon as possible. Some injuries can become more severe if they are not promptly diagnosed and treated, and this can result in you receiving less compensation than you might otherwise receive.
If possible, you should also try to:
- Obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses who observed the accident;
- Get as much information about the driver of the truck and his or her vehicle as possible (name, employer, truck description, license plate number, registration number, etc.);
- Write down your recollection of events as soon as possible after the event so that your memory is preserved
Contact South Carolina truck accident lawyer Dustin Lee of Lee Law Firm as soon as possible after your accident. We work hard to help victims recover compensation for their injuries following a truck accident. Contact us right away at (800) 996-0683 so we can assist you.
Ready for your free case evaluation? Contact my Hilton Head Island, SC personal injury and accident law firm today at 800-996-0683.
We at Lee Law Firm, LLC are here to help you and your family following a South Carolina truck crash. Contact our team and experienced Hilton Head Island accident attorney right away at (800-996-0683) for assistance after a truck accident.
Lee Law Firm, LLC serves accident and injury victims throughout the state of South Carolina, including Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie, Hardeeville, Ridgeland, Beaufort, and Walterboro.
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Office Information: Our primary office location is 37 New Orleans Road, Suite V, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29928. We are located in Orleans Plaza on the South End of Hilton Head Island, near the Sea Pines Circle, on the second floor. I am able to meet with clients and handle injury and accident cases throughout the state of South Carolina. Additional contact information is available on the Contact Us link on this website. Dustin Lee, Esq.
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