Legally, truck accidents are no different than any other type of accident. But truck accidents tend to cause much more serious injuries than ordinary car crashes in Alpharetta. The death toll from truck accidents tops 200 each year in Georgia alone, and hundreds more people are injured. If you have been hit by a semi truck, you may be facing growing medical bills and a long road to recovery. Your injuries may keep you from working—sometimes permanently. But help is available. You need to talk to an Alpharetta truck accident lawyer.
For the past two decades, John Foy & Associates has been helping truck accident victims in and around Alpharetta. Our firm started small, but we have become one of the biggest and most well-known law firms in the state. One thing that hasn’t changed over the years is our focus: we only represent accident victims. We have a reputation for getting our clients the money they need to pay for medical care and make up for lost income, and we’d like to explain how we can help you. We’ll give you a free consultation to discuss your case and explain your rights. Call us at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
What makes truck accidents so serious?
If you compare the size of an 18-wheeler to the size of an ordinary passenger car, it’s easy to see why truck accidents can cause so much damage. Added to its size, a fully-loaded semi truck can weigh 80,000 pounds. The sheer mass of a large truck is enough to cause disastrous damage to anything in its path.
Semi trucks have other characteristics that make them dangerous:
- It’s hard for them to stop quickly
- They have large blind spots, giving their drivers limited visibility
- Some semis carry hazardous or flammable cargo
- Semis are prone to “jackknifing” or tipping over
Semi truck drivers are trained professionals who usually do their jobs well. But truck drivers are often forced to work long hours with few breaks. In many accidents, a fatigued driver is a contributing factor.
What money can I recover after a truck accident in Alpharetta?
If you are in a truck accident in the City of Alpharetta, you can recover all your costs. We typically can recover these types of costs for our clients:
- Medical expenses, including doctors, hospitals and surgery
- Prescription drug costs
- The cost of therapies such as physical or occupational therapy
- Car repair or replacement costs
- Lost wages—money to make up for any pay you lost because of the accident
At John Foy & Associates, our goal is to get you the money you need to recover as fully as possible. We know that for some accident victims, recovery is a long process involving multiple procedures and years of physical therapy. We don’t want you to rush into anything or take “quick money” from an insurance company. We know that this money probably won’t be nearly enough to pay for your care, so we will help you get a complete evaluation from doctors who are experienced with your condition. Only then will we negotiate with the insurance company to get you enough money to pay for ALL your costs.
Why should I hire a truck accident lawyer if the insurance company already offered me money?
Insurance company ads make us think that insurance companies will be there for us when we need them. But in reality, insurance companies are out to make a profit, and they’re motivated to pay as little as possible in claims. When an insurance company offers you money right away, they’re hoping you’ll take it before you find out what your injuries will really cost. We’ve talked to many accident victims who took this first offer and then learned that they would need much more treatment than they originally thought. Unfortunately, these victims are left holding the bag because they’ve already signed away their right to any more money.
A good truck accident lawyer understands the tactics that insurance companies use. We know that we need to do to build a case that will force the insurance company to negotiate and offer a fair amount. Our accident investigators will gather evidence about the way your accident occurred, and we will assemble your medical documentation. Once the insurance company sees our evidence, they will often offer significantly more money.
Will I have to file a lawsuit?
It’s rare for a truck accident victim to have to go to court to resolve a claim.
Occasionally, the insurance company refuses to pay the full cost of your injuries. If this happens in your case, we will explain the pros and cons of filing a lawsuit with the local courts. We’ll give you our opinion, but it’s always up to you to decide what to do. If you do want to take your case to court, our experienced litigation team can handle your case all the way through trial and appeal.
But in most cases, here’s what happens: we investigate your case and put together evidence that proves who was at fault and the extent of your injuries. We present this to the insurance company. When the insurance company sees our evidence, they know we have a strong case that we might win in court. Insurance companies don’t like to risk losing in the courtroom, so they’ll usually make a fair settlement offer.
What will a truck accident lawyer cost?
You shouldn’t pay a penny out of pocket to have a truck accident lawyer handle your case.
At John Foy & Associates, our goal is to get you money to relieve your financial stress. We don’t want to cause you more trouble by asking you to pay legal fees up-front. That’s why we have put together a fee system that makes our services affordable for everyone:
- Your consultation is free
- We will never ask you to pay anything up-front or out of pocket
- You won’t pay anything at all unless we get money for you
If we win you money, we will take our fee out at the end. We take the risk so you can get the financial recovery you need.
Talk to an Alpharetta Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
If you’ve been in an accident with a semi truck, you may be struggling with serious, long-term injuries. We don’t want you to suffer financially as well—but you need to act quickly to preserve your rights. Let John Foy & Associates give you a free, no-obligation consultation to explain how we can help you get the money you’re legally entitled to. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.