Tractor-trailers can be seen throughout many of Georgia’s towns and cities, including Athens. If a tractor-trailer accident has caused you to sustain injuries and damages, please contact one of our attorneys today. We are ready to give you the help you need to recover from your accident and win a settlement at the expense of the negligent party’s insurance company.
You don’t need to worry about any upfront or hidden fees. The tractor-trailer lawyers at John Foy & Associates won’t accept any payment unless we win you compensation first. Give us a call today at (404) 400-4000 to get started filing your claim.
Tractor-Trailer Accident Damages Are Serious
Truck accidents, in general, are vastly different from your standard car accident. The difference primarily stems from the size and weight of trucks and how much devastation it can cause should you enter into an accident with one. You can sustain severe damages like:
- Disability and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Heavy property and vehicle damages
- Expensive medical treatment
- Lost wages
The lawyers at our law firm have been helping truck accident victims for years get closure, justice, and a fair settlement. We won’t let the insurance company try to sneak their way out of paying you your settlement.
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Will Your Lawyers Help Me Figure Out Who Is Liable for My Accident?
You can sue various parties for compensation after a tractor-trailer accident. It all depends on who was responsible for it occurring. Our attorneys can help you figure out who is liable for paying you a settlement.
The Driver of the Tractor-Trailer
Truck drivers can get into crashes for many different reasons. They could drive drunk or intentionally disrespect the rules, regulations, and traffic laws they’re obligated to follow. Trucker fatigue is also prevalent and can lead to accidents on the road, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
If the tractor-trailer driver was doing any of the negligent behaviors above, you can file a claim against them. All truck drivers on the road have to exercise their duty of care for others. If they fail to meet this duty of care due to their negligence, the law allows you to sue them for your damages.
The trucking company that owns the tractor-trailer involved in your accident could be held at fault too. Trucking companies have a responsibility to:
- Hire reputable drivers with clean driving records.
- Maintain their trucks and keep them in good condition before they hit the road.
- Allow their truckers to take proper breaks and rest to prevent trucker fatigue.
Any breach of these duties constitutes negligence because if they had just done them in the first place, your accident wouldn’t have happened. Our attorneys won’t hesitate to go after large trucking companies to get you the settlement you deserve.
Local Government Entity
Sometimes, tractor-trailer accidents can happen, and it wasn’t the fault of either the driver or the trucking company. There are certain instances where you can hold the local government responsible. Government entities responsible for maintaining the streets and roads sometimes fall short of their duties which causes dangerous conditions to form.
If your tractor-trailer accident happened because of poorly maintained roads, we can help you start a claim to hold the government entity responsible for those roads liable. Suing any government entity isn’t easy. You’ll need strong legal representation to help you win your settlement.
What Else Can Your Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers do for Me?
Our tractor-trailer accident attorneys can help you win your settlement by:
- Providing you with expert legal advice and fast answers to any of your questions.
- Collecting, storing, and organizing all of the evidence related to your claim.
- Consulting with experts in various fields and getting their testimony to support your claim.
- Representing you and your best interests at trial or the negotiation table.
- Handling all external communications with other parties.
- Ensuring all of your paperwork gets filed prior to any deadlines.
- Accurately calculating all of the damages you’ve sustained due to your accident.
You can’t beat the insurance companies alone. If you want the maximum amount of compensation available for your case, you will need the assistance of professional legal counsel to do so.
File Your Claim Today with Our Athens Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers
You only have two years to file a claim for your tractor-trailer accident in Georgia. Don’t wait until the last minute to file. Please give our attorneys a call today at (404) 400-4000 or submit one of our contact forms on our website.
Our law office is available 24/7 to help you schedule an appointment for a free consultation at no risk or obligation to you.