People move in and out of Macon every day. Moving vans are large and hard to miss when they are out on the road. Their large size, heavyweight, and numerous blind spots make them difficult to drive safely. If a negligent driver does not take the proper precautions to keep others reasonably safe, they are liable for any damages if they cause an accident.
Our truck accident lawyers in Macon have dealt with many vehicle accidents, including ones that were caused by moving vans. If you sustained damages due to a collision with a moving van, call us today for a free consultation. You can reach us at (404) 400-4000.
Don’t Settle for a Lower Settlement than You Deserve
After your accident, you can face thousands of dollars in expenses. Medical treatment is expensive, and when coupled with other bills such as rent, utilities, and food, you can face serious financial consequences down the line. To make matters worse, you could also end up unable to work or losing your job due to your injuries.
Accepting a settlement to get money faster may seem like the best move, but it hardly ever is. Insurance companies do not act in the best interests of others. They will offer you a lower settlement knowing that your financial situation will most likely pressure you into accepting it.
Never accept a settlement without talking to a lawyer first. Our team will negotiate for compensation that truly reflects your damages.
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Damages You Can Sustain
Moving vans can cause accidents resulting in moderate to severe injuries. Many of these injuries can lead to damages you can receive compensation for. These include:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Continued medical care
- Vehicle repairs
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disability and disfigurement
There are three separate categories of damages to consider after a moving van accident: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Explaining the Three Types of Damages
When calculating your damages, it’s good to understand the difference between economic and non-economic damages. You may also qualify for punitive damages.
These types of damages are calculated using your bills, receipts, and other financial documents. Economic damages have fixed cash values and do not fluctuate. They are the easiest to prove.
Damages that do not have a fixed value and fluctuate depending on the severity of your accident and injuries are considered non-economic. You will need the assistance of a lawyer to accurately determine the value of these damages. There are no caps on the amount of compensation you can receive for non-economic damages.
Punitive damages are only granted in certain circumstances. Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-5.1, punitive damages punish an intentional or negligent act that caused an accident. For example, if the person driving the moving van crashed into you intentionally or while under the influence, you can potentially pursue additional punitive damages in your claim.
The at-fault party is typically subject to a fine with no caps. However, there are some instances in which there are caps. Our lawyers can help you understand whether you can seek punitive damages.
How Our Lawyers Strengthen Your Case
Our lawyers have the experience, resources, and knowledge necessary to fight for your case. We will:
- Help you organize and gather evidence
- Negotiate on your behalf and take your claim to court
- Adhere to all deadlines
- Consult with experts and use all available resources at our disposal to help win your case
To hold the other driver responsible, you need to prove fault and that they breached their duty of care on the road. It may seem confusing to know where to begin, but our lawyers will help you at every step of the way.
The defense and the insurance company will try to hold you responsible for your accident so they can get away with paying you little to no compensation. Our lawyers will fight back and represent your interests vigorously. We will help you reject their lowball offers and instead negotiate for a fair settlement that covers all of your damages appropriately.
Pay Us Nothing If We Lose
We operate on a contingency-fee-basis. If we do not win you compensation, you do not have to pay us a thing. We won’t charge you until and unless you receive money from your settlement. There are no hidden fees, and we will not bill you for anything before you reach a settlement.
For a Free Consultation Contact Us Today
We offer a free consultation and case review for all potential clients. Our team will go over your accident with you and inform you if you can file a claim. There is no risk and no obligation when you reach out to us. Do not wait. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Our phone number is (404) 400-4000.