Greenville news station WYFF is reporting that on Thursday morning, February 15, a Fed Ex truck was involved in a truck accident along Interstate 85 northbound in the area of the Woodruff Road exit. The Fed Ex Truck crashed under the I-385 bridge in the early morning hours causing backups well into the morning commute.
What Happens After A Trucking Accident?
If you have recently had an accident while on the job as a truck driver, you may be wondering how this will affect your career and if you’ll still be able to drive a truck. After the accident happens, the police and insurance companies of the drivers involved will investigate the accident to decide who was at fault and you may receive tickets. It is also likely that you will be subject to taking a drug and alcohol test regardless of whether or not you are found to be at fault. Schedule a free consultation with a truck accident attorney in Greenville at Ryan Montgomery law, LLC now to make sure you understand your rights under the law.
Does Fault Matter in a Workers Comp Case?
This particular trucking accident sounds like it was an on the job accident and may have only involved only one vehicle, the Fed Ex truck. When someone is injured on the job regardless of whether they are at fault, they may be able to file a South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim. By way of example, “if” this Fed Ex Driver was at fault for this trucking accident, he or she could still file for workers’ comp benefits. When you are injured on the job, workers comp law provides that you should get 100% of your medical benefits paid. If a doctor takes you out of work for your on the job injuries then you should get a weekly check under certain circumstances. The system should protect the injured worker.
Can I Keep My Trucking Job After An Accident?
Even if you were involved in a trucking accident, you may be able to keep your trucking job. Accidents happen and depending on the severity of the wreck and your driving history, it is possible your employer will understand. Certain offenses like driving under the influence or leaving the scene of the accident will undoubtedly require you to give up your commercial driver’s license and lose your job. If you are honest, cooperate with your employer and have a history of safe driving, an accident does not have to be the end of your career.
Greenville and Columbia Workers Comp Lawyer
We understand that as a truck driver you do not have total control of your work environment. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job as a truck driver then take action to protect you and your family now. Ryan Montgomery has more than a decade of experience representing clients who have been injured in motor vehicle, truck and commercial vehicle accidents throughout upstate South Carolina. Contact our truck accident attorneys for a free consultation.