Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are huge trucks on Roswell roads. If one of these vehicles gets into an accident, the results are often awful. Victims can suffer life-changing injuries, leading to costly medical bills and emotional trauma. Some people lose their lives in these accidents, leaving family members with a terrible loss. But if you or your family were affected, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s fault.
After the accident, talk to a Roswell 18-wheeler accident lawyer as soon as possible. You might deserve a full financial recovery for your costs. Our team at John Foy & Associates knows how to build a strong claim for what you deserve.
We’ve been helping accident victims see success for over 20 years. Our goal is full compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and much more. To learn more about the process and your rights, get a free consultation today. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Costs You Can Recover from a Roswell 18-Wheeler Accident
The person or party that causes an accident is responsible for the damages. When an 18-wheeler accident happens, the liable party is usually the truck driver or trucking company.
First, you will need to determine who is responsible for the crash. Then, you can pursue compensation from the at-fault party. Most of the time, that means filing a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
If you didn’t cause your accident, you’re probably entitled to recover:
- Medical treatment costs, like bills and medications
- Rehabilitation costs, such as physical therapy appointments
- Lost wages from work time you’ve had to miss
- Loss of earning capacity, such as if you have to take on a lower-paying job
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
You might also have non-financial damages like:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
An 18-wheeler accident can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more. A victim might not even know the full extent of their damages until years later. To make sure you understand your total damages, talk to a Roswell 18-wheeler accident lawyer as soon as possible.
At John Foy & Associates, we understand the severity of these accidents. Our goal is to fully recover the costs of your accident. That includes emotional trauma and other losses you don’t see on paper.
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Handling a Lowball Settlement Offer
Our lawyers also know how to handle insurance companies. The at-fault party’s insurance company will look for ways to pay as little as possible. That often includes offering you a settlement that doesn’t come close to covering your costs.
Before you accept any money or sign anything, give us a call. You don’t want to get stuck with a settlement that won’t cover your full damages. You shouldn’t have to pay out-of-pocket for any damages from an accident you didn’t cause. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies for everything you deserve.
We’ll review your rights and your damages during a free consultation. There are no costs to you until after your case resolves. Plus, you don’t pay us at all unless we win you money. Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your free consultation.
Why 18-Wheeler Accidents Are So Serious
Large truck accidents are nearly always serious. These trucks can go by many names, such as:
- Big rigs
Commercial trucks are much larger than other vehicles on Roswell roads. When a collision happens, these trucks can cause terrible damage. They also carry heavy or hazardous cargo that can lead to further injuries.
Truck drivers often have grueling work schedules. They might travel for close to 12-hour shifts with minimal rest. Despite regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers or trucking companies might cut corners to meet deadlines. This can put fatigued or overworked drivers out on the road, increasing accident risk.
Other reasons for 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Driver inexperience
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Driver aggression
- Poor visibility
- Poorly-loaded cargo
A Roswell lawyer can examine why your accident occurred. They can help gather evidence of the cause and who was at fault. From there, a lawyer can help you seek compensation for your damages.
The Cost of an 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer
It’s normal to worry about the cost of hiring a lawyer after an accident. You’re already facing costly bills and lost income. The last thing you want to deal with is steep lawyer fees or hidden expenses.
Thankfully, you can get legal help today without the risk. Our lawyers don’t charge you anything out of pocket. We only work on contingency for our clients, which means:
- You pay nothing upfront or out of pocket to work with us.
- If we win you compensation, our fee is simply a percentage of what you win. (You keep the rest.)
- You don’t pay a thing unless we win you money
Plus, the consultation is always free. You can learn your options during a free call or meeting today. If you have any questions about our process, we’re happy to help.
Most 18-Wheeler Accident Cases End with a Settlement
Another concern victims have is, “will I have to sue the driver or trucking company?”
Thankfully, you usually don’t need to file a lawsuit. Most of our claims reach a settlement with the insurance company. We work to build a strong insurance claim and stand up to the insurance company. If the insurer offers a lowball settlement, we’ll work to negotiate a fair offer instead.
In rare cases, an insurance company won’t settle. If that happens, we can discuss taking your case to court. And if we do, our lawyers will be there every step of the way to fight for your rights.
Talk to a Roswell 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer Today
Large truck accidents can take an enormous toll on your life. It can be overwhelming dealing with the costs of an accident that wasn’t your fault. That’s where John Foy & Associates is here to help.
We fight for the rights of accident victims and their families in Georgia. As one of the largest and most respected firms, we know how to build successful claims. Contact us today to learn more during a free, no-risk consultation.
Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for your free consultation today.