There are rules, standards, and regulations laid out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for all semi-truck drivers. These were all put in place to ensure the safety of both the truck drivers and the people around them. While most drivers will follow these rules and drive carefully, there are times when accidents can still occur.
We have Athens semi-truck accident lawyers that can help you if you’ve suffered through a semi-truck accident. Let us help you get the support you need to fight back against the insurance companies and win a fair settlement. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (404) 400-4000.
You Can Sustain Heavy Damages from a Semi-Truck Accident
Think about the size and weight of a semi-truck. Most passenger vehicles won’t stand a chance in an accident against something that large. Almost all of the truck accidents that occur in Georgia result in severe damages that you shouldn’t have to pay for. Our attorneys will help you win a settlement for all of them.
Semi-truck accidents have a high chance of death whenever it occurs. This mainly happens when the passenger vehicle rolls over, gets impacted directly on the side, or if an underride accident occurs, essentially trampling the car. The already high fatality rate for these types of accidents combined with the physical attributes of a semi-truck creates a considerable risk of a traffic fatality.
The compensation you receive for wrongful death can help you:
- Cover for any lost wages or financial support your loved one provided.
- Cover for any funeral and burial costs.
- Cover for any other loss related to the death of your loved one.
We have compassion and sympathy for you during this emotionally difficult time. Although money can’t replace the loved one you lost, it can help bring you closure knowing that the person responsible was held accountable for their actions.
Medical costs are already high in general, but semi-truck accidents can cost you thousands of dollars of medical treatment. You can sustain a wide variety of serious injuries that require surgery and potentially a lifetime of consistent treatment or physical therapy. Even if you have good health insurance, there’s no guarantee that it will even begin to cover all of the costs you’ve incurred.
Your injuries weren’t your fault, so there’s no sense in paying for them out of your own pocket. Our team will calculate all of your medical expenses and factor them into your settlement total. You deserve the best treatment possible. Let us help you get the compensation that will let you receive it.
Pain and Suffering
Insurance companies often downplay pain and suffering even though it is legitimate damage you can claim. You can have chronic pain and suffering after a highly deadly accident with a semi-truck. Proving it can be difficult, but our attorneys know several formulas to assess and calculate them accurately.
We can show pain and suffering by evaluating your case as a whole, showing how much your damages have negatively impacted your life and your well-being. Although it can be difficult to win compensation for them, you can rest assured knowing that our attorneys will fight hard to get you a reward for the pain and suffering you’ve endured or are currently enduring.
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Can’t I Just Accept the Settlement Offer from the Insurance Company?
If you truly want to settle fast, we can’t stop you from accepting the insurance company’s initial offer. However, you need to understand that these initial offers are far from optimal, and they are often extremely low. The insurance companies are trying to get you to settle fast before you receive legal representation so they can get away with giving you less than what you need.
Retaining a lawyer is an investment you make to ensure that the insurance companies don’t exploit you after your accident. All insurance companies are businesses that only want to make money, not spend it. They won’t have pity or compassion for what happened to you. Their only interests lie in serving themselves.
This is why we recommend that you reject the initial settlement offer and instead talk to one of our experienced semi-truck accident lawyers first. We won’t let them get away with paying you less than what your damages genuinely require.
Get Help Filing Your Claim Today
If you don’t have any prior legal experience, it can be challenging to know where to begin with your claim. Give us a call at (404) 400-4000 to get your free consultation and case review today at no risk or obligation to you. We are available 24/7 and ready to provide you with the assistance you need.