Penske provides truck rentals throughout the country, including in Atlanta. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident with one of these trucks, you have rights. Our Atlanta Penske truck accident lawyers are here to help you.
At John Foy & Associates, our goal is full compensation for your damages. We believe you should not have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. We also will not charge you unless we win your case.
To get a FREE consultation, call (404) 400-4000, or contact us online. We’ll look over your situation and discuss your options. Call today to speak with the best attorney for your needs.
Your Compensation Options After a Penske Truck Accident
After a Penske truck accident, you probably have many concerns. For one thing, you have painful injuries. You’ll also face losses like:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Lost wages
- Vehicle damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
If you did not cause your accident, you can pursue compensation for these costs. The person who caused your accident is responsible for your damages. That includes non-economic damages for the suffering you’ve experienced.
Every truck accident case is unique. It’s best to work with a lawyer who can determine your full damages. Often, a lawyer will account for losses that you hadn’t considered yet.
Filing a Wrongful Death Case
Tragically, Penske truck accidents sometimes result in death. If you lost a loved one, we are terribly sorry for your loss. We also know how financially stressful a fatal accident can be.
John Foy & Associates approaches each wrongful death claim with sensitivity and compassion. We can help your family seek justice. We’ll handle your case while you focus on mourning and being with family.
We are committed to pursuing full compensation for you. We’ll fight to hold the at-fault party accountable. To discuss the details today, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.
Top Causes of Penske Truck Accidents in Atlanta
Truck accidents happen for many reasons. Since trucks are risky vehicles, they bring a higher chance of a collision. Here are some of the most common reasons for Penske truck accidents.
Inexperienced Truck Renters
Penske rents different truck sizes to customers. Most renters do not hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) for large trucks. Therefore, Penske renters have little experience with these types of trucks.
Penske offers a variety of insurance coverage options to renters. Most auto insurance companies will not cover heavy trucks. The renter will probably need to purchase additional insurance to cover the rental.
If someone driving a Penske truck caused your accident, you’ll need to know what’s covered. The driver’s own insurance might not cover the accident. You’ll likely need to file a claim with the additional insurer’s coverage.
Distracted driving is way too common in Atlanta. Many drivers engage in some form of distracted driving, such as:
- Texting while driving
- Checking social media
- Talking to passengers
- Eating or drinking
- Using a GPS
- Checking email
When someone driving a Penske truck is distracted, it’s hazardous. The driver can easily cause an accident.
If the driver was distracted, contact a lawyer right away. You will need to gather evidence to support your distracted driving claim. Proving that the other driver distracted is not easy. However, a lawyer will know where to start.
Penske should never rent out trucks with maintenance problems. Unfortunately, a company might fail to keep up with vehicle maintenance. Companies might put off routine maintenance to cut corners.
When a truck has issues, it can cause catastrophic accidents. For example, faulty brakes are a common issue with poorly-maintained trucks. As you can imagine, brake failure is often deadly.
After your accident, you’ll need to know what happened. Contact a lawyer who will help you investigate the crash. The more information you gather, the stronger your case can be.
Facts About Penske Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports inspections and accidents for companies like Penske. From 2018 to 2020, Penske trucks were involved in:
- Three fatal crashes
- 114 injury accidents
- 198 tow-away accidents
In the same time range, there were about 4,900 inspections on the company.
Penske must stay diligent to avoid accidents. If the company is careless, it can cause severe injuries or deaths. Penske truck renters must also be careful to avoid accidents.
If you suffered injuries in a Penske accident, you have rights. An experienced lawyer will help determine who was at fault for your crash. From there, you’ll know where to pursue compensation.
How to Get Help with Your Penske Truck Accident Claim
Penske truck accidents are rarely straightforward. Plus, Penske accidents are more complicated than your average truck accident claim. Since there are rentals involved, liability can be challenging.
It’s best to contact an experienced lawyer immediately. A lawyer will know where to start. Plus, your lawyer will ensure you file within the two-year statute of limitations.
Insurance companies do not like to pay much on injury claims. The insurer will look for ways to pay you less. Thankfully, your lawyer will know how to fight back.
Talk to an Atlanta Penske Truck Accident Lawyer for Free Today
A Penske truck accident can leave you with medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more. In extreme crashes, people can lose their lives. If you or a loved one were a victim, you deserve to know your rights.
At John Foy & Associates, we’re your most prominent advocates and support system. We’ll handle:
- Gathering evidence
- Determining your damages
- Building and filing your claim
- Dealing with insurance companies
We will handle your legal case while you focus on healing. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any fees. We do not collect payment unless we win your case. If you win money, our price is simply a percentage of what you win.
You are more than just a client to us. We will handle your case as we would for a family member. Plus, we’re available 24/7 to take your call. To get a FREE consultation, call (404) 400-4000, or contact us online.