For more than 15 years, Florence tractor-trailer accident attorney William J. Tuck has been fighting for the rights of injured individuals in Hartsville, Darlington, and other South Carolina communities. As an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer, Mr. Tuck helps his neighbors get back on their feet after a collision by working to seek the full compensation that they deserve. He understands the pain and stress that these situations can cause, both for the injured person and his or her family. Mr. Tuck offers clients the peace of mind that comes with knowing that he is protecting and advancing their rights in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.Pursuing Compensation after a Tractor-Trailer Accident
Tractor-trailers are a common sight on roads in South Carolina, but they also pose a significant danger to those around them. The size of these big rigs and the speed at which they travel can create a recipe for disaster when combined with a sleepy or careless driver. If you are hurt in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you may have a legal right to seek compensation for your injuries from both the driver responsible for the crash and his or her employer. Damages may include money for medical bills related to the accident, missed wages due to time away from work during recovery, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Truck drivers, like other motorists, are required under state law to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. Usually, that means obeying traffic rules and avoiding dangerous behavior like driving while drunk, speeding, texting, or engaging in other distracting activities. The “duty of care” required of truckers and other drivers may also depend on the circumstances, however. For example, drivers are expected to adjust their speeds to poor weather or road conditions and to react to other traffic on the road.
Negligence is the main legal theory under which a person hurt in a car accident can sue for compensation for his or her injuries. To prove negligence in a car accident case, you would need to prove that the defendant whom you are suing failed to live up to the duty of care and that this failure caused you to be hurt. This may mean relying on witness testimony, police reports, and accident reconstruction experts to show how the crash happened. You also would need to provide medical and other evidence that links the crash to your injuries and describes the expected impact of those injuries in the future.Explore Your Options with a Florence Attorney after a Tractor-Trailer Accident
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motor vehicle collision, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced injury attorney. Mr. Tuck has a strong record of successfully fighting for the people whom he represents, which speaks for itself. Call Florence tractor-trailer accident lawyer William J. Tuck at 843-393-2201 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. We are conveniently located in the historic old Bank of Darlington Building at 54 Public Square in downtown Darlington. Mr. Tuck serves accident victims throughout South Carolina, including in Hartsville, Darlington, Marion, Chesterfield, Dillon, Cheraw, Bishopville, Lake City, Myrtle Beach, and Sumter.