The American Trucking Association (ATA) states that more than 11.84 billion tons of freight got shipped by trucks. Almost every good bought and purchased in the U.S. has been transported by truck at one point or another. This is why large-semi trucks are present throughout the nation in many cities, including Mableton.
Most semi-trucks that transport goods do so without any issue whatsoever. However, there are times when a negligent driver gets behind the wheel of a semi-truck and causes an accident. If this is the case for you, our semi-truck accident lawyers are here to help you recover compensation for your accident. Please call us today at (404) 400-4000 to get started.
Who Is Responsible for My Semi-Truck Accident?
There are several parties you can hold responsible for your damages after a semi-truck accident. Our lawyers will help you establish negligence and put them at fault for what happened to you.
The Semi-Truck Driver
This is the most obvious one and the most common. All truck drivers need to follow the regulations and laws set for them. Failure to do so can endanger not just themselves but others as well.
If a truck driver failed to properly exercise their duty of care by:
- Not following all of the rules of the road and trucking regulations.
- Aggressively driving on the road with little regard for others’ safety.
- Driving drunk or intoxicated on any illegal or legal drug.
Then we can help you hold them liable for any of your damages. Our semi-truck accident attorneys will assist you in gathering evidence and securing experts to provide testimony in support of your claim.
The Trucking Company
Trucking companies have to maintain a strict hiring standard for their drivers. Suppose the trucking company failed to uphold those standards and hired a semi-truck driver with substandard driving skills or a bad driving record. In that case, you can hold the company responsible for the accident and your damages.
Another way the trucking company can be responsible is if they forced their drivers to meet ridiculous quotas or deadlines. Truck driving can be long and tiring, so the drivers need adequate time for breaks and sleep. If the trucking company makes their drivers get behind the wheel exhausted and in no shape to drive, they could be at fault for any accident that occurs.
The Truck Manufacturer
Vehicle recalls are common every year. You shouldn’t always trust the vehicle manufacturer to build things correctly all the time. If faulty or defective parts in the truck caused the accident, you would have to file a claim against the manufacturer instead.
Vehicle manufacturers deal with recall lawsuits all the time. They have an extensive legal team to back them for these types of claims. To get the most out of your claim, you should talk to one of our semi-truck accident attorneys as soon as possible.
Compensating for Your Damages
You can recover compensation for any of the damages associated with your semi-truck accident:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life or consortium
- Disfigurement or disability
- Medical expenses, such as prescriptions, hospital visits, physical therapy, etc.
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Lost wages
It is important to remember that while you can file a claim for all of your damages, there is no guarantee that the defense or the insurance company will pay for all of them. In fact, you should expect them to heavily resist your claim and offer you settlements that don’t even come close to the actual amount you deserve.
A Lawyer Is Essential for Getting the Best Settlement Possible
Contrary to popular belief, lawyers aren’t out to steal your settlement from under you. Many people, mainly insurance adjusters, claim that hiring an attorney will only be more expensive in the long run and that you could end up losing lots of money.
The attorneys at John Foy & Associates never charge any hidden fees and don’t take any money upfront. We only accept payment if we win you compensation. If we don’t win your settlement for you, then you owe us absolutely nothing for our services.
You could end up losing way more by not having an attorney help you when you file and negotiate for your claim. Insurance companies prey on personal injury victims that have little to no legal experience under their belt. Don’t let them take advantage of you and contact our law office today.
Only Two Years to File a Claim
The statute of limitations in Georgia only gives truck accident victims two years to file their claim from the date of their accident. The two-year statute of limitations seems long but is deceptive. Lots of people lose out on their ability to get compensation because they think they have all the time in the world to file their claim.
When the deadline is up, there is next to nothing you can do to recover a settlement. This is precisely why we recommend that you contact one of our lawyers as soon as possible after your semi-truck accident. Don’t delay in starting your claim.
Call Us for a Free Consultation and Case Review
Receive your free consultation and case review from one of our seasoned semi-truck accident attorneys today by calling us at (404) 400-4000. There is no risk or obligation when you reach out to us over the phone or on the contact form available on our website. We are available for support 24/7.