Myrtle Beach Head-On Collision Truck Accident Lawyer
Have you or a loved one been injured in a head-on collision with a large commercial truck in the Myrtle Beach area? You may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. The Myrtle Beach truck accident lawyers of Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers can help you get the full financial recovery you deserve.
Any head-on collision involving motor vehicles may result in serious injuries to the parties involved. When a large commercial truck or tractor-trailer is involved in a head-on collision, the resulting damage and injuries are magnified due to the sheer size of commercial trucks. A lawyer can help identify not only the cause or causes of the accident but all of the parties responsible for the collision.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to a seasoned truck accident attorney who can guide you through the legal process and advocate for your rights. We’re available to review your accident and answer all of your questions. Contact us at (843) 839-4795 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Do I Need a Head-On Collision Accident Lawyer?
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a head-on collision with a truck or tractor-trailer, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and damages that you sustained. You need to focus on healing. A head-on collision accident lawyer can help you get the money you may be entitled to so you can pay your medical bills, repair or replace your motor vehicle, and cover for your lost wages. They can also help get you compensation for your pain and suffering and any future expenses.
A head-on collision accident lawyer can investigate the accident and determine all of the parties that can be held liable for the injuries and damages which you have suffered. Your attorney will also negotiate skillfully with the insurance company representative and work hard to secure the best possible outcome for you.
Do not speak to any insurance company representative until you have had a chance to consult a head-on collision accident attorney. The insurance adjuster for the truck driver’s or trucking company’s insurance company does not represent you. Their allegiance is to the insurance company they represent. Insurance adjusters often act sympathetic to your pain and suffering in an attempt to get you to accept less than what you are entitled to.
Contact a head-on collision accident lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to determine not only what happened but who is liable for your injuries.
Why Choose Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers to Represent You
The experienced lawyers of Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers work diligently and professionally for their clients. We use our knowledge and our years of experience handling personal injury cases just like yours to get you the best outcome possible. Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers understands the care and compassion you deserve during this difficult period in your life.
The majority of personal injury cases settle. However, if negotiations with the various parties and insurance companies do not yield acceptable settlement offers, we will pursue fair and just compensation in a court of law.
William J. Luce has over a decade of experience as a trial attorney. Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers represents clients in Myrtle Beach and throughout South Carolina.
Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers handles all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. That means we only get paid if you get paid. You do not pay anything up front. In other words, if we don’t get you compensation for the injuries and damages you experienced because of the head-on collision, then you don’t pay us. Inability to afford the services of an attorney to represent your interests should not prevent you from getting the compensation you are entitled to.
Types of Head-On Collision Cases We Handle
Head-on collisions occur for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Poor road conditions
- Distracted driving on the part of the truck driver
- Improperly trained truck drivers
- Inexperienced truck drivers
- Faulty road signs and signals
- Mechanical reasons
- Other vehicles on the roadway
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance
- Driver fatigue
- Driver’s lack of familiarity with the roadway
This list is not exhaustive. A head-on accident lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to help identify why the accident occurred and to discover all of the parties responsible for the crash.
A head-on collision with a large commercial truck often ends with catastrophic injuries or the loss of life. The following is a list of potential injuries that may result from a collision with a truck:
- Damage to internal organs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head trauma
This list is by no means complete, and many of these injuries will forever change your life. Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers can help secure compensation for not only current medical expenses but future medical expenses that stem from the accident. This helps explains why it is so important to speak to an experienced head-on collision accident lawyer before you speak to any insurance company representative.
Frequently Asked Questions About Head-On Collision Cases
Following are some of the questions our clients most often ask about head-on collisions with trucks:
What should I do if I’m involved in a head-on collision with a truck?
As with any accident, the first step is to seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think you are hurt, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and some insurance companies use accident victims’ failure to seek medical attention at the time of the accident as a reason to deny compensation.
Other steps to take following a head-on collision include:
Call the police – Contact the local law enforcement agency. They will investigate the accident scene and prepare a report, and they may also ticket the truck driver.
Get insurance information – Get the insurance information of the truck driver as well as the name of the company for which they work. In addition, get the insurance information of the drivers of all other vehicles that were involved in the crash. Be prepared to provide your insurance information to everyone involved in the crash.
Take pictures – Your cell phone probably has a camera, or someone at the scene has access to a camera. Use the camera to record everything at the accident site, including the condition of the vehicles involved, road conditions, weather conditions, and the road layout.
Collect witnesses’ contact information – Gather the names of people who saw the accident as well as their contact information.
Do not speak to any insurance company representative until you talk to a truck accident lawyer. An experienced truck accident lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation and determine the identity of all parties responsible for the accident.
Am I still entitled to compensation if I was partially responsible for the accident?
The law in South Carolina entitles you to compensation as long as you were not more than 50 percent responsible for the crash. South Carolina law uses a modified comparative fault plan for determining compensation for accident victims. For example, if you are found to be 25 percent responsible for the accident and your total compensation for your injuries was valued at $100,000, the amount you actually receive would be $100,000 less 25 percent. This means that the responsible party would pay you the sum of $75,000.
What if I cannot afford a lawyer?
Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers handles all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. You do not need to pay for attorney’s fees up front, and our initial consultation fee is free. We do not get paid if we’re unable to get compensation for your injuries and damages.
What compensation am I entitled to?
Obviously, you may be entitled to present medical expenses. Keep all medical bills, documents, and records. Proof of your expenses may be required.
You also may be entitled to ongoing and future medical expenses attributable to injuries sustained from the head-on collision. These can include any speech, occupational, and physical therapy you require as well as nursing care. You may need surgeries or other medical care in the future, and the law entitles you to compensation for these costs.
Due to the accident, you may be unable to work, either temporarily or permanently. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and possibly the loss of future income.
You also may be entitled to compensation for loss of services, companionship, and enjoyment of life. The accident and ensuing injuries may negatively impact your contribution to the household, the companionship that you provided to others in your life, and your ability to enjoy life in the same way that you did before the accident.
Contact a Myrtle Beach Head-On Accident Lawyer Today
Did you or a loved one sustain injuries in a head-on accident with a large commercial truck? To see to it that you get all of the compensation you deserve, contact Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers to help you navigate the law and protect your rights. Call Law Office of William J. Luse, Inc. Accident & Injury Lawyers today at (843) 839-4795 for a free consultation.