You probably have a lot of questions if you or a loved one was recently injured in a truck accident. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation at our South Carolina law firm, so that you can discuss all of your questions in-person. In the meantime, here are a few common Q&As related to truck crashes:
Can I sue for injuries I suffered in a truck accident? If your injuries were the result of a wreck caused by someone else's negligence, then you are likely eligible to pursue compensation in an accident claim handled by our attorneys. It may be difficult to recognize how negligence played a role in the crash, so it's important to consult our attorneys to find out if you have a case.
Are there special laws pertaining to operation of a tractor-trailer? Yes, commercial trucks are regulated by specific laws and ordinances. For example, truck drivers must obey hours of service regulations, which tell them when and for how long they may drive. There are also laws regarding size and weight restrictions. Then there are the laws more familiar to ordinary motorists, such as speed limits and prohibitions against drunk or drugged driving. Our attorneys can determine whether any of these factors are relevant to your claim.
What should I do after the crash? Get the medical care you need right away. Some injuries become apparent only after a few days have passed. Although you may not feel injured, it's still wise to have a full medical exam. Doing so is also important to any future claim you may file because it provides documentation our attorneys can use to demonstrate how the accident harmed you.
When you discuss your accident with our attorneys, we will make sure you have clear, accurate and honest information about what you can do next. We want you to feel confident about any decision you make regarding your injury.
For your free case evaluation with us, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at 803-799-9400. Our experienced Myrtle Beach and Columbia truck accident attorneys are proud to serve people from across South Carolina.