South Carolina Truck Accident Attorney
When a passenger vehicle collides with a tractor trailer or 18-wheeler, the results can be much more severe than those of a typical auto accident. When you factor the speed and weight of an 18-wheeler into any accident, you have the potential for life-changing - if not life-threatening - outcomes.
In addition to the serious outcomes, accidents involving trucks are different from other vehicle accidents because of the laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry. For that reason, if you’re involved in a trucking accident, it’s important that you have an experienced attorney on your side.
An experienced attorney like Trey Cook will evaluate your case and determine which of the many causes of truck accidents applies in your situation. It very well could be a combination of causes, including:
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Driving Too Fast for Conditions
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Failure to Brake Properly
- Refusal to Allow Other Vehicles To Merge
- Driving a Load That Is Too Heavy
- Driving Defective or Poorly Maintained Trucks
- Taking Turns Too Wide
Initial Steps Following a Truck Accident
The most important thing to do after an accident involving a truck is to seek medical attention. Once your medical needs are addressed, you should consult with a reputable personal injury attorney as soon as possible to provide you with sound advice and guidance. You should definitely talk to an attorney before talking to your insurance company - and absolutely before signing anything. The importance of not signing any documents prior to consulting with an experienced attorney cannot be overstated.
Call Trey Cook Law Before Calling Any Insurance Company
The trucking company that’s responsible for your injuries is in business to make money. The last thing they want to do is get involved in any sort of litigation. In fact, they employ in-house attorneys or outside counsel whose goal is to make your damages cost the company the least amount possible. In the vast majority of cases, they want you to settle quickly. However, you should be very wary of quick settlements, as you may not be getting compensated nearly enough for the damages you sustained.
Because of the nuances in trucking laws, trucking accident cases require an attorney with a solid understanding of state and federal regulations. Trey Cook knows those regulations inside and out, and he is ready to investigate your accident and your injuries to get you the compensation you deserve. Frankly, too much is at stake to not use someone with Trey’s experience. When you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you can rely on Trey Cook Law to be your voice.
Trey Cook Is a Truck Accident Attorney You Can Trust
Truck accident victims typically suffer great physical trauma and, in some cases, even death. If you or your loved one is injured in a truck accident, your life may never be the same. It’s critical that you are compensated properly for the injuries you or a loved one may have suffered. Trucking accidents are typically complex and, therefore, require a competent advocate with the skills and resources to fight for you while you recover. Trey Cook has the knowledge and resources needed to conduct a proper investigation so that you get what you deserve.
Because of the potentially large sums of money involved, many personal injury lawyers will want your case. However, you should scrutinize any firm to ensure the attorney representing you has experience with truck accident cases and understands the regulations involved. Trey Cook has both the experience and knowledge. He will deal with the trucking company, their attorneys, adjusters and your physicians to obtain all records and documents necessary. Trey will help you get compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage and lost pay - and he will move quickly to build your case and seek you the most compensation possible.