Drivers and pedestrians in Monroe share their roads with a variety of large trucks performing essential services. Unfortunately, sometimes this road-sharing results in truck-involved motor-vehicle accidents. The damage sustained by the vehicles and, more importantly, the passengers affected by the truck accident is generally severe, even catastrophic.
Accident survivors will need substantial compensation to ensure a stable financial future and access to continued medical care. If you have sustained serious injuries from a truck-involved accident, you need a Monroe truck accident attorney from John Foy & Associates. They will fight for a settlement that meets your present and future needs and holds responsible parties accountable for the damage they have caused.
Why You Need a Monroe Truck Accident Lawyer on Your Side
Truck accident victims typically experience severe injuries and property damage. These life-changing and lifelong physical consequences have emotional implications as well. The time following an accident is extremely stressful. Victims are vulnerable and in pain and not in the best position to advocate for themselves.
Sadly, insurance companies and at-fault parties use this vulnerability to their advantage, offering victims quick settlements representing far less than what they need and deserve. Insurance representatives may even use fear tactics to convince victims they hold responsible for the accident and the subsequent injuries.
If you are a truck accident victim, Do not speak to any insurance company or at-fault party representative about fault or settlement amounts. Instead, have a Monroe truck accident attorney from John Foy & Associates speak for you. Your lawyer will protect your interests and your settlement and will not allow unethical practices to rob you of the compensation you deserve.
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How Your Truck Accident Lawyer in Monroe Will Take Your Case Through the Legal Process
You will not reach a successful settlement if you do not properly file and take your case through the legal process. This process can be confusing, even intimidating, to those without a legal background. Small, unintentional errors or missed deadlines can cost you your settlement.
The Strong Arm of Georgia has an impressive record of victories for truck accident victims. You can put your case in their hands with confidence.
Filing the Claim
For your claim to be considered, you must file it within two years of the date of your accident. If you miss this statute of limitations, your case will be dismissed. However, it is best to contact a lawyer quickly so your claim is filed well before the deadline.
Investigating the Accident
Though you may think the at-fault party is obviously the truck driver, that may not be the case. If you file against the wrong party and cannot prove their culpability, you will lose your chance for a settlement. Your Monroe truck accident lawyer will investigate your accident thoroughly to ensure you hold the appropriate party or parties responsible.
When your lawyer is able to manage your case soon after it occurs, evidence collection is more productive. Witnesses are easier to track down, and their testimonies are likely to include more details than if a year or more passes before contact. Traffic or surveillance camera footage is also more readily available.
In addition to witness and video evidence, your lawyer will know what other evidence serves your case. For example, your lawyer may gather truck driver records, vehicle inspection documents, police reports, truck-part manufacturing records, and a variety of other sources of information to prove the at-fault party’s culpability.
At-fault parties typically pay settlements through their insurance companies. Negotiations following a truck accident are complicated as there may be multiple insurance companies involved. Truck drivers have their own insurance, and if they own their cabs, they have the cabs insured.
Truck companies also have insurance, and the semi-trailers and cargo may be insured by yet another entity. Your truck accident attorney in Monroe has the legal knowledge, expertise, and negotiating skills to successfully manage settlement talks with all relevant parties.
Going to Trial
Most injury cases settle out of court. However, if the at-fault party does not offer a fair settlement, your lawyer will discuss the option of taking your case to trial. Should you choose to go before a judge and jury, your lawyer will represent you at every court proceeding.
Seek Damages to Secure Your Future
Injuries sustained in a truck accident can prevent you from working and earning income, require extended or permanent medical care, preclude you from caring for yourself independently, and put a serious financial strain on your household.
It is easy to underestimate your future financial needs. Permanent injuries often lead to other conditions as time passes, and your settlement must account for those potential changes.
An experienced Monroe truck accident lawyer will assess your case and fight for a settlement to cover your needs and offer a sense of justice.
Though every case has its own unique factors and settlement amount, settlements often cover:
- Medical expenses: those already incurred and calculated potential costs.
- Income loss: for missed wages and, if you cannot return to employment, your lost potential earnings.
- Property damage: your vehicle and any property inside of it are likely to have been destroyed in the accident. You deserve compensation for their calculated value.
- Emotional distress: The pain of your injuries, your decreased mobility or ability to care for yourself or enjoy activities you once did and your financial losses can generate serious emotional distress. A financial acknowledgment may not restore these losses but can bring a sense of relief.
When a loved one is killed in a truck accident or from injuries sustained in the accident, your lawyer can help you pursue a wrongful death claim, which can potentially compensate you for income loss, related medical costs, end-of-life expenses, and loss of consortium.
We Are Here to Help
Start working toward financial restoration and justice today. Call or message John Foy & Associates for a free consultation. An expert and compassionate Monroe truck accident lawyer will review your case and present you with your options.
We look forward to fighting for you and adding your case to our record of success.