Truck accidents account for many of the most serious and dangerous accidents in Augusta. Statewide, truck accidents lead to roughly 200 deaths per year, and leave hundreds more injured. If you have been involved in an accident with a semi truck, you may find yourself facing expensive medical treatments, painful injuries and a recovery process that could last months or years. In some cases the injuries caused by a truck accident will last for life. You need to speak to an Augusta truck accident lawyer.
John Foy & Associates has over 20 years of experience helping truck accident victims in the Augusta area. We started as a small local law firm and have grown to become one of the most respected and successful personal injury law firms in the country. We understand that you need a complete financial recovery that can help you pay for treatment, rehabilitation, lost work and more. Our lawyers have a reputation for securing the biggest financial awards for our clients—typically far more than the insurance company would offer on their own.
If you or someone you love has been injured, don’t wait. Let John Foy & Associates give you a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your legal options. Contact us at 706-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
Why are 18-wheeler accidents more serious than other accidents?
Any auto accident that causes injuries is serious. But some are worse than others. When fully loaded, an 18-wheeler semi truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds—over 20 times more than a standard car. When this much mass is involved in an accident, the outcome can be disastrous.
Semi trucks are also dangerous in other ways:
- Trucks have a hard time stopping suddenly
- Truck drivers often have limited visibility
- Trucks can carry hazardous substances or flammable contents
- A semi can “jackknife” or tip over, causing widespread damage
Most semi truck drivers are professionals who do their jobs well. Unfortunately, they are subjected to extreme schedules with long hours on the road. Driver fatigue plays a role in many semi truck accidents.
What costs am I entitled to if I was involved in a truck accident in Augusta?
In the City of Augusta, the victim of an accident has a right to full financial compensation for all related costs. The most common costs we seek on behalf of our clients include:
- Medical costs such as doctor visits, surgery, hospital costs, and more
- The cost of medication
- Physical therapy or any rehabilitative therapy
- Car repairs or replacing a totaled car
- Wages you lost due to missing work time because of the accident
At John Foy & Associates, we believe in helping you achieve the optimum possible health. This means making the fullest recovery possible with the injuries you sustained. We understand that this process can involve years of physical therapy, or ongoing medical treatment for some accident victims. We will not rush you or pressure you to take the “quick money” the insurance company offers. Instead, we help you get a complete assessment from doctors who truly understand your injuries. Then we work to get the insurance company to fund all of your costs, not a penny less.
Why do I need an Augusta truck accident lawyer? Can’t I just take the money the insurance company offers?
Your insurance company is supposed to take care of you when you need it. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. Insurance companies are run for profit and their goal is to pay you the smallest amount possible—even if it’s not enough to cover your costs. We often speak with accident victims who accepted an insurance offer and then found out that they need months more treatment than they thought. This can add up to tens of thousands of dollars in medical debt, or more.
When you get a truck accident lawyer, you have a professional on your side who understands how insurance companies operate. We know the tricks they are most likely to use, and we know what we have to do to force them to the bargaining table. At John Foy & Associates, the first thing we do in any truck accident case is send out an accident investigator. Your investigator will assemble evidence to help us build a strong legal case. Often, this is all we have to do to get the insurance company to offer substantially more money.
Do I have to sue someone?
No, most cases are resolved without filing a lawsuit or going to court.
Typically, once we have gathered evidence, we can go to the insurance company and explain to them exactly how much your injuries will cost. We can also show cold hard proof that you are not legally liable for the accident. At this point, the insurance companies know that we have a strong case and that we could potentially win in court. They want to avoid the courtroom as much as you do, and they will usually make a substantial offer at this point.
Sometimes the insurance company just won’t give in. If this happens, we will give you our professional opinion and you can decide for yourself whether you want to take the matter to the local courts. We have a strong litigation team with a successful record in the courtroom, and we will handle the case for you at every step of the way.
How much does it cost to hire a truck accident lawyer?
The short answer is: nothing.
We know that there are law firms out there who charge a substantial premium for their time. But our mission is to help people who have been injured in accidents. We don’t believe in sending you a bill at your most difficult hour. Instead, we have assembled a pay structure that makes our services accessible:
- You pay nothing to come in and consult with us
- You pay nothing out of pocket, ever
- You pay nothing period unless we win you money
If we successfully win you a financial recovery, we will take our fee out of it at the end. We believe this is the fairest way to price our services.
Talk to an Augusta Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
If you’ve been the victim in a truck accident, you don’t have time to spare. The law sets strict deadlines for filing your claim, and missing the deadline means losing your chance for a financial recovery. Let us help you. John Foy & Associates will give you a detailed consultation for FREE, and help you decide whether you have a case. Call us at 706-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.