Big rig accidents don’t often happen in Athens, usually because the driver behind the wheel is a professional and takes great caution for the care of others. However, there are times when a negligent truck driver is responsible for causing a catastrophic accident. If you’ve sustained damages in a big rig accident, you have many legal options available to you to pursue financial compensation.
You don’t have a lot of time to file your claim. Get started right away with one of our big rig accident lawyers. With more than 20 years of dedicated legal service, we hope you trust in our team here at John Foy & Associates to win your settlement. You can reach us anytime at (404) 400-4000.
Will Your Big Rig Accident Lawyers Help Me Recover a Settlement?
Even though you can file a claim and recover a settlement on your own, we recommend that you retain the help of one of our lawyers first. The average settlement amount for truck accidents varies significantly from case to case. However, having a lawyer help you negotiate for compensation is proven to increase the chances of getting a fair settlement.
Think about how big and powerful the average insurance company is. They have plenty of resources dedicated to challenging compensation claims. If you don’t have any legal experience, it can be extremely difficult to try and fight back against them.
Many people who file their claims alone often face a very challenging uphill battle with the insurance company. Don’t fall prey to their tactics and instead get your voice heard. Hiring a lawyer can be the best thing you can do to recover a settlement that truly reflects all of your damages.
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Who Can I Hold Liable for My Big Rig Accident Damages?
You can hold several negligent parties liable for your damages after a big rig accident. Our attorneys will help you assess the facts of your case and determine who was ultimately responsible for what happened.
The most common at-fault party we pursue compensation against is the truck driver. Most of the time, most big rig accidents happen because the truck driver was negligent in their actions. Negligence can arise from:
- Driving under the influence
- Blatantly disregarding traffic laws
- Failure to have the proper training and licensing required to operate a big rig
Regardless of the reasons behind their negligence, we can help you gather all of the evidence that you need to hold them accountable for your accident.
All trucking companies need to hire reputable drivers with impeccable driving records. Any lapse in their standards and they run the risk of hiring a driver that isn’t qualified to do the job. Since big rigs often present huge dangers on the road, it’s the trucking company’s responsibility to ensure they’re putting the best person forward to drive their big rigs.
If a company failed to have adequate hiring standards, was unable to maintain their big rigs properly, or pushed their drivers past the legal limit, our big rig accident attorneys will file a claim to receive compensation at their expense.
It is absolutely essential that all truck manufacturers make their vehicles with no imperfections. While this is possible in a perfect world, sometimes mistakes happen, and vehicles, including big rigs, get recalled for defects. If the manufacturer hides those defects from the public or doesn’t warn the truck drivers on time, they can be responsible for any accidents and damages that occur.
Vehicle recalls happen by the thousands each year. We can double-check to see if there were any open recalls or defects on the big rig involved in your accident.
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Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-1-6, you are entitled to seek compensation for an accident caused by a negligent person. Even though the law allows you to do this, it doesn’t mean that getting a settlement is easy. The defense and the insurance companies will do their best to weasel their way out of paying you for your damages.
With a free consultation from one of our big rig accident lawyers, you can get a feeling of where you stand, how much your settlement is potentially worth, and what exactly we can do to assist you. There is no risk or obligation when we review your case. Don’t wait until the last minute to seek legal help.
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For more than two decades, John Foy & Associates has recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for various clients. We’ve represented many different cases, including big rig accidents, and have successfully won settlements for them. To set up an appointment with one of our lawyers, please give us a call today at (404) 400-4000.