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Avoid these mistakes to preserve your truck accident claim

On Behalf of | May 24, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Truck accidents can lead to some of the most horrific injuries possible. Those who survive are often left disabled or suffering from the pain of a catastrophic injury for life.

You deserve fair restitution after a negligent truck accident impacts your life profoundly. Unfortunately, making even a small mistake with your claim could compromise your compensation.

When dealing with a truck accident claim, avoid these common missteps.

Making statements to the insurance company

Insurance companies will seize any opportunity to deny or underpay your claim. Saying something that suggests you are apologizing or admitting responsibility can seriously affect your accident compensation. It is best to avoid making written or recorded statements to insurers.

Social media use before your claim is settled

You may want to talk about your truck accident with friends and family online, but doing so could harm your claim. It is not uncommon for insurers to scour social media accounts to uncover signs that injuries are not severe. Be careful what you post, or avoid social media until your claim is resolved.

Taking the first offer the insurance company makes

Insurance companies do not like to part with money. They typically make low-ball offers initially, hoping the victim will settle for less than they deserve. Consider having someone knowledgeable review the proposed settlement to ensure it is fair and addresses all your truck accident injuries before you accept payment.

Proceeding with insufficient legal knowledge

You cannot protect your rights without understanding the accident compensation laws in your region. For example, many states give victims two years to file a personal injury claim, but in Kentucky, you have only one year.

Knowing the legal ins and outs of truck accident claims can help you avoid these and other harmful mistakes, so it is wisest to seek experienced assistance with your claim.

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