Construction zones are prime areas for potential hazards, especially if they’re near the road. It is the duty of the construction company and construction truck driver to ensure that their activities don’t put others nearby at risk of any danger. If you’ve suffered through a construction truck accident in Mableton, our lawyers can help you recover compensation for your damages.
John Foy & Associates has experienced and dedicated construction truck accident lawyers available to help you get started with filing your claim. You shouldn’t have to face all of the legal pressure associated with your claim alone. Please don’t hesitate to call our law office at (404) 400-4000 today.
Can I File a Claim to Receive Compensation After a Construction Truck Accident?
Yes, you can. Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-1-6, all people are expected to provide a reasonable amount of consideration and care for others in public. If the person responsible for your accident neglected this care, then you can recover compensation after an accident at their expense.
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We Can Help You Hold the At-Fault Driver Accountable
Construction truck drivers have a duty of care to others on the road. They need to understand that the vehicle they are driving has the potential to cause devastating accidents that can permanently injure or kill pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles. Construction trucks often carry dangerous cargo and have the size and weight advantage in a crash.
Holding the driver accountable for your accident is critical for recovering compensation for your damages. Our lawyers can help you do this by:
- Gathering key evidence that supports your claim.
- Interviewing witnesses and consulting with experts to provide testimony.
- Recovering any CCTV footage of your accident if available.
- Representing your best interests during negotiations or in court.
- Helping you understand all aspects of your case under the law.
- Providing you with answers to all of your legal questions.
- Obtaining copies of police reports and medical records regarding your accident.
- Handling all of the communications with the parties involved with your claim and other third parties.
Not only will you have to deal with the at-fault driver’s legal defense, but you will also have to deal with their insurance company as well. You don’t have to go through this arduous process alone. Our construction truck accident lawyers can handle it all for you while you rest and recover from your accident.
Holding the Construction Company Liable for Your Damages
There are times when the construction company itself can be liable for your damages as opposed to the driver. For example, if the construction company:
- Has subpar hiring standards and hired an employee with red flags and risks.
- Didn’t adequately maintain the construction truck.
- Didn’t provide proper signage regarding their construction activities.
- Didn’t plan out their route properly to mitigate risk.
Then you may have a case against the company as well. Construction companies often have large amounts of legal resources at their disposal to refute your claim. We recommend that you contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible so you can begin building a strong case against them.
How Much Should I Settle For?
You should always try to settle for the maximum amount of compensation available for your construction truck accident. On average, most truck accident settlements come out to several thousands of dollars. However, please keep in mind that truck accident settlements also vary wildly.
Your accident can be a little less or a lot more, depending on the various circumstances surrounding it. We can’t make any guarantees on how much your settlement is worth until we review your case. Our construction truck accident attorneys offer free consultations to help you understand all of the aspects of your case.
What Types of Damages Get Included in My Settlement?
You can recover compensation for many types of damages in your settlement:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
- Property damages and vehicle repairs
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and reduced earning capability
There are too many damages to list them all. These are simply the most common that our construction truck accident attorneys deal with. So long as your damages resulted from your accident, you can rest assured knowing that we will factor them into your settlement.
Get in Touch with Our Attorneys Today
You can receive a free initial consultation with our construction truck accident lawyers in Mableton today. We will review your case with no obligations or risks attached. We never charge anything upfront.
If we can’t win you compensation for your accident, you owe us nothing. Please give us a call today at (404) 400-4000 to learn more about how we can help you.