Being involved in a truck accident in South Carolina can be a confusing experience. You may have received severe injuries as a result of your accident. Your own vehicle may have been damaged, and you may not be sure what your rights are.
Why are truck accident claims so tricky?
Truck accident claims are different from the normal type of claims that are filed in the wake of motor vehicle accidents. One of the reasons is that more than the usual number of parties may be involved. This can include the driver, the truck company, the maker of the truck, and a host of others.
There is also the fact that different kinds of laws apply to trucks. Truck drivers have to follow complex federal laws in addition to state and local laws. These laws are meant to hold them to a higher standard of conduct on the roads and will be very strictly enforced.
Explore your options
After a truck accident, you may be quickly contacted by the insurance company representing the driver. They may try to impress you with a sense of urgency. As they do so, they will also try to offer you a small payout. Before you sign any paperwork, it may be a good idea to discuss your case with an attorney.
The insurance company may also want you to give them signed statements or answer questions before you hire an attorney. It is not recommended to the truck company’s insurance company or give them any kind of info or statements until you have made decisions about how you would like to proceed with your case. Taking your time and exploring your options can provide you with more options in the long run.