The aftermath of a truck accident can destroy your vehicle, your body, your finances, and even your life. If you were not the person responsible for your accident, you have many options for compensation through the civil court system.
To gain the best chance of the true value of your case, speak with the College Park personal injury lawyers of John Foy & Associates. We have helped thousands of people across Metro Atlanta get the compensation they need and deserve after truck accidents.
Truck Drivers Carry Higher Insurance
The FMCSA, along with Georgia law, requires truck drivers and their employers to carry a much higher amount of liability insurance than standard drivers. Sometimes, that amount can exceed $5 million. This means that you probably won’t have to worry about insurance caps for compensation.
It also means that your lawyer can go for the full value of your case without worry. You deserve to get every penny you can. Truck drivers go through special training and licensing to prove they are better drivers than the average one. When they break the rules, they need to pay.
For over 25 years, our truck accident lawyers have been hard at work for accident victims. We know the situations, the insurers, and the courts. When the other side knows you’ve hired our firm, they’ll know you mean serious business.
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There Could Be Many Parties in Your Truck Accident Claim
In a normal car accident, the major party you’d file a claim with is the other driver’s insurance. In a truck accident, there are more possible parties. The truck driver is one, but we can also seek compensation from their employer, anyone who has worked on the truck, and even the government.
When we start your case, we look for the parties with the most responsibility. We cannot win your case unless we prove this first. Once we know the parties, then we can check for negligence and see if that negligence caused your accident.
If so, we can make a claim and enforce it with the law. People and companies that injure someone because of negligence owe compensation to accident victims. Your truck accident lawyer in College Park will work hard to settle the matter before court, or push hard for your rights if the other side refuses to budget.
Damages You Can Claim for Compensation
Do you know there are more damages you could claim than you might know? It’s more than getting the costs of your medical bills and your car replaced. There are other economic and non-economic damages you could receive.
Take, for instance, disfigurement. If your accident leaves you without a limb or with terrible scarring from a car fire, you can get non-economic compensation for the mental suffering and lack of opportunities caused by your wounds.
You can claim all the damages your evidence supports, but only if you have the help of a lawyer to argue for them. Let us handle the negotiations with the insurers while you focus on caring for your body. In fact, try not to talk to the other insurer at all, if you can.
Avoid Insurance Tactics by Getting a Lawyer
Truck insurers know they have large damage caps and could lose millions in settlements. That’s why they’ll work hard to find evidence to make your story seem unbelievable, even by using tricks. You should never talk to an insurance adjuster unless absolutely necessary.
Another tactic is to drag out your case. This forces you to spend more money while you wait for your settlement. They hope to get you to settle for much less just so that you can stay solvent. With a lawyer, you can push back.
Finally, a lawyer helps you access the most important weapon you have against the insurer—a court trial. There, a judge and jury will look at the evidence and could make the insurer pay a lot more than they would like to pay. Therefore most accident cases end in a settlement.
Speak With Our Team in College Park
The College Park truck accident lawyers at John Foy & Associates are ready to help you with your case. It’s easy to see how we can help you. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by calling our offices or using the contact page.
Our firm has earned over $1 billion for accident victims over our years of service. Let us help you add to that total by fighting for your compensation today.