The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (JCHS) states that more than 40 million people move to a new place each year, which accounts for around 13% of the American population. It’s no wonder that moving vans are a common sight throughout every neighborhood, city, and town in the U.S., including Mableton. Moving vans are convenient and very useful but can also present themselves as a significant danger on the road.
Moving vans can cause many accidents that lead to catastrophic injuries and damages. If your accident happened due to a negligent person driving a moving van, we will help you file a claim and recover financial compensation. Please call us as soon as possible at (404) 400-4000, so we can get started right away.
Why Are Moving Van Accidents so Dangerous?
All car accidents on the road are dangerous, but moving van accidents are especially dangerous because of the size, weight, and cargo. Moving vans are significantly heavier than the average passenger vehicle. This makes them harder to maneuver and control properly.
Additionally, suppose a heavy moving van crashes into a light passenger vehicle. In that case, the likelihood of the occupants inside of the smaller vehicle is going to sustain more injuries and damages is greater than the occupants inside the moving van. Most of the time, the person inside the moving van will come out unscathed, and the other people inside a standard vehicle will end up in serious condition.
The high risk of other people getting injured or dying is the primary reason why all moving van drivers need to be extremely careful. Cargo can spill out, the van can lose control, and there are many blind spots that drivers need to be aware of. Moving van drivers who don’t exercise their duty of care for others can make them liable for any of the damage they’ve caused, whether intentional or unintentional.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Me?
A lawyer can help you in various ways after your moving van accident. You shouldn’t downplay all of the benefits you will receive by obtaining legal representation to assist you during this challenging time.
Consulting with Various Experts
There are experts who specialize in various fields that we can consult with to help establish the facts of your case. These experts can be doctors that discuss and prove that your damages resulted from your accident injuries or accident investigators that reconstruct your moving van accident to show exactly who was at fault.
Expert testimony can make the difference between an uncertain case and an iron-clad one. We can have these experts bolster the strength of your claim, so you have plenty of factual evidence to back up your case.
Handling All Communications and Negotiations
Insurance companies have lots of legal prowess and resources to help them fight back against your claim. They will use any trick necessary within the legal realm, fair or unfair, to trip you up and get you to settle for less. Our moving van accident attorneys know how they work, and we’ll ensure that they don’t pull a fast one on you.
We can handle all of your communications with other parties and fight hard for your interests during negotiation time. Our attorneys know how to fight hard for their clients, and we won’t rest until you get the compensation you deserve. We also won’t hesitate to go to trial for your claim if necessary.
Providing Expert Legal Advice
It’s no surprise that the law can be extremely complicated. There are so many regulations, codes, and tons of jargon that the average person inexperienced in law won’t completely understand. It’s like trying to decode an entirely new language.
Instead of stressing and self-studying all of the legal terminology regarding your case, you can let us handle it instead. You can recover from your accident in peace while we handle all of the legal work necessary to get you the best settlement possible.
When Should I Obtain a Lawyer?
When it comes to large vehicles such as moving vans, construction vehicles, and trucks, you should try to get a lawyer as soon as possible. There is only a two-year statute of limitations in Georgia which can go by quickly. Retaining a lawyer should be one of your top priorities asides from getting proper medical treatment.
We urge you not to take the first settlement offer from the insurance companies. These initial offers are only benefiting them and not you. At least come into our law office for a free consultation on your case first before doing anything else with the insurance company.
Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
Our free consultations have zero risks or obligations whatsoever. We will review your case for free and let you know about all of the options available to you. Please give us a call at (404) 400-4000 to speak to one of our moving van accident lawyers in Mableton today.