Call Palmetto Injury Lawyers for helpful information about the South Carolina truck accident injury claim process and how to protect your legal rights. We are easy to talk to. Even better, you can talk to us for free. Please call us Toll Free (888) 848-8847 or fill out our contact form for more information.
When a 70,000 pound tractor trailer truck collides with an average 3,000 pound car, it should come as no surprise that injuries suffered in truck accidents are often very severe and debilitating. In fact, each year approximately 5,000 people die in tractor-trailer accidents, and an estimated 140,000 are seriously injured.
Make no mistake, this means trucking injuries can be particularly costly to insurance companies, and as a result, the insurance companies pay very special attention to these matters and are well prepared to legally defend against the injuries and claims resulting from a serious truck accident. It is not uncommon that they will send an investigator or adjuster directly to the scene of the wreck to manage the situation and immediately gather crucial information. Moreover, professional truck drivers are frequently trained on what to say or not say at the scene of the accident to minimize their liability.
The insurance company will not generally volunteer to tell you that their insured trucking companies have a multitude of federal and state rules and regulations to follow when operating a large trucks. Did you know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has rules and regulations which set limits on and govern required driver rest periods, specific driver logs, vehicle maintenance and mandated insurance coverage? A violation of any one or more of these regulations may show additional liability and justify additional damages to be paid by the insurance company. A South Carolina truck accident lawyer can determine whether any legal violations make your injury claim more valuable.
In most situations, if you been injured in a truck accident caused by someone else's negligence and carelessness, you should seek legal advice immediately, preferably before you discuss the matter with an insurance adjuster and definitely before signing any of their documents. Call Palmetto Injury Lawyers for free advice about the truck accident injury claim process at Toll Free (888) 848-8847 or fill out our contact form for more information.