Fuel trucks are the only type of truck in the country regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This is because of how dangerous they are. Getting into an accident with a fuel truck can lead to absolutely catastrophic injuries, as there is a higher risk of explosion and fire from accidents involving fuel trucks that can leave people with heinous injuries and damages.
The Mableton fuel truck accident lawyers at our law firm have the experience, dedication, and drive necessary to get you financially compensated for your damages. For more than 20 years, John Foy & Associates has helped many clients get a fair settlement. We are available 24/7 at (404) 400-4000.
Is It Necessary to Retain a Lawyer for My Fuel Truck Accident?
Even though you can file and negotiate for a claim on your own, we strongly recommend that you don’t. While it isn’t necessary to retain a lawyer to get financially compensated, you should still do so anyway. Retaining a lawyer can help you get the maximum amount of compensation your damages are worth.
Insurance companies often try to persuade you to settle fast and without a lawyer. They will claim that a lawyer will cost more than it’s worth and that you should settle on their terms quickly so you can move on from your accident. Insurance companies may sound noble when they do this, but it’s far from noble in reality.
Their main goal is to get you to settle for less. They know that by hiring a lawyer, you will gain the legal knowledge and power you need to get more out of them than what they want to pay. Don’t let an insurance company trick you by getting strong legal representation to help you.
What Is the Average Time It Takes to Settle a Claim?
Fuel truck accident claims can take a long time to settle without a lawyer. If you decide to argue back and forth with the insurance company and the defense for your settlement, they may drag out the proceedings.
The reason why they do this is to exploit your state after the accident. You’re hurt and in need of compensation to cover the financial burden of your damages. They know that the longer they hold out on their settlement, the more likely you are to settle on their terms.
Even though hiring a lawyer may not shorten the time it takes to get a settlement, at least you won’t have to settle for a lowball offer. Either way, you can expect anywhere between one to three months on average to get your settlement. The question is, would you rather end up with a fair settlement that covers your damages or a small one that doesn’t even scratch the surface?
What Damages Can Your Lawyers Help Me Get Compensated?
Our fuel truck accident attorneys can help you get compensated for a wide variety of damages associated with your accident:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Disability or disfigurement
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repairs and replacements
- All of your medical expenses
- Assisted living and substitute services
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
It doesn’t matter if you have any damages that aren’t listed above. If your damages were caused directly by your fuel truck accident, we can recover compensation for them through your settlement. Our lawyers use various formulas and will accurately assess all of the damages you’ve suffered through.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover with a Lawyer?
The average settlement amount for truck accidents, in general, varies greatly. There is no set amount that any one person can recover for after something as deadly as a fuel truck accident. Your amount will depend greatly on:
- How severe your damages and injuries are.
- How much your fuel truck accident has impacted your life.
- What kind of negative issues you’re dealing with after the accident, and if they’re permanent.
- Your financial situation after the accident.
You could receive compensation around hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. We don’t want to make any promises on how much you can potentially win. To truly estimate the settlement value of your particular case, you need to reach out to our law firm.
Get a Free Case Review and Consultation Today
Don’t wait to call our law office at (404) 400-4000. We don’t charge any fees upfront and price our services on a contingency fee basis.
If we don’t win compensation for your fuel truck accident, then you pay us nothing. There is no risk or obligation when you reach out to us for a free consultation and case review.