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Notable Results in Semi-Truck Accident Litigation

Kathryn Williams, P.A. — South Carolina Truck Crash Attorneys

Our Greenville, South Carolina, law firm has secured a number of significant verdicts and settlements in 18-wheeler semi accident cases. The facts in every case are unique, requiring a prompt and thorough investigation. We employ accident reconstructionists and investigators to determine who is liable - the truck driver and employer, the owners of the cab and trailer, or a third party who caused or contributed to the crash.

  • We recently secured a large settlement for a woman who unavoidably collided with a truck while traveling on I-26. She was following a truck which was towing a work trailer when a piece of equipment fell of the trailer into her lane causing her to take evasive action into the right lane. A tractor-trailer following at a high rate of speed was unable to stop before rear-ending and running over her vehicle. She was air-lifted from the scene and endured a long hospital stay followed by rehabilitation for a closed head injury as well as internal injuries. We were able to recover from both the tractor-trailer and the truck for their respective roles in causing this crash and her resulting injuries.
  • We obtained a substantial settlement from a construction company for the wrongful death of a woman who was killed on Highway 14 in Greenville County, S.C. The company employee left a flatbed trailer in her lane of travel disconnected from the cab with no flagman, no running lights, no hazard signals, no reflectors and no safety flares. The victim's view was obstructed by a cargo van directly in front of her. When the cargo van swerved out of the way at the last second, the victim didn't have enough braking time to avoid striking the flatbed trailer. She was airlifted to the hospital and died a short time later from internal injuries. We resolved the case in a negotiated settlement for the profound losses of the surviving spouse and their two teenage daughters.

Structured Settlements — Providing for the Future

We know that litigation over a semi accident is not always just about money. It's about what the money is needed for in the future. In a catastrophic injury case, it may be to pay for reconstructive surgery, round-the-clock home health care, or remodeling a home to make it handicap-accessible.

For long-term and permanent injuries - so common in trucking accidents - we typically consider structured settlements. The jury award or negotiated settlement is set up in a fund that can provide guaranteed payments over a lifetime. The money is there to cover lost economic contributions and future medical expenses. This set-up protects clients and their families. Too often we have seen people "burn through" a lump sum settlement in a short time, leaving nothing for their future medical and financial needs.

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