Truck Accident Attorney in Charleston, SC
If you have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, companies that may be liable for your injuries include the owner or lessee of the truck, the employer of the truck driver, and other affiliated companies. In South Carolina, companies can be held liable for the negligent acts of their employees or agents taken within the scope of their employment or agency. Companies are not liable for harm caused by an employee or agent who is acting outside of the scope of his employment of agency. For example, if an employee takes a company truck on an unauthorized personal errand and negligently causes an accident, the company may not be liable for the resulting harm.
Whether an employee or agent is acting outside the scope of his employment or agency is often unclear, so it is important that you talk to a lawyer and not simply accept the word of an insurance company on this important issue. An experienced lawyer can determine who may be liable to you for your injuries and make sure you are not left paying for someone else’s negligence. Richard Hricik knows how to identify and pursue all of the companies that may be responsible for the harm that their employees or agents have caused.