Cargo trucks transport material all throughout the U.S. every day. While most trips are free of any danger, there are times where a cargo truck can enter into an accident with another car on the road. This can result in a catastrophic situation unfolding where the occupants of the passenger vehicle end up severely injured with thousands of dollars worth of damages.
Our cargo truck accident lawyers can help Savannah residents file a claim and get compensated for their damages. Don’t let the at-fault party get away without providing you with the settlement you deserve. Call us today at (404) 400-4000.
What Damages Can I Compensate?
Any damages you sustained can result in compensation so long as they were directly caused by your accident. With cargo trucks, the chances of your injuries and damages being severe are pretty high. We will help you get all of them accounted for in your settlement.
The U.S. is notorious for having extremely high medical bills, even with insurance. In fact, there’s no guarantee that your insurance will cover all of your medical costs. And it’s not fair that you have to front a medical bill due to someone else’s negligence.
Instead of going into debt just for seeking proper medical treatment, you can get compensated for all of your medical bills. These include surgery, prescriptions, assisted living, psychological services, and physical therapy.
Vehicle Repairs and Replacements
A cargo truck accident will more than likely leave you with a busted car. If you need any repairs done, you don’t have to pay for those out of pocket either. You can get your repair bills compensated through a settlement.
If your car is totaled beyond repair, you can also receive compensation for a replacement car of equal value.
After you sustain injuries, it’s unlikely that you will be returning to work in the condition you’re in. You will need to give yourself some time off to heal properly. If your injuries are even worse, there may be a chance that you become disabled or permanently unable to return to work.
In this case, you can recover compensation for all of your lost wages or offset any reduced working capabilities.
Your non-economic damages typically consist of:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Essentially, any damage that doesn’t have a fixed value is non-economic damage. You can get compensated if the accident you’ve suffered through has impacted your life negatively. We have multiple specialized formulas to help derive an accurate calculation to include in your settlement.
You Can Also Receive an Award for Punitive Damages
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-5.1 defines punitive damages as damages that are meant to punish the at-fault party responsible for an accident. Usually, cases that qualify need to demonstrate that the at-fault party was:
- Egregiously negligent
- Acting with intent to harm others
There’s no guarantee that your cargo truck accident case can qualify, but if it can, we will pursue an award in addition to your settlement.
Will a Lawyer Really Help Me?
Yes, absolutely. Trying to file a claim and negotiate for a settlement without a lawyer puts you at risk of receiving a low ball settlement or completely losing your chance for compensation.
The reason is that the defense and the insurance companies will never act in your favor. Their goal is to pay you the bare minimum so they can protect their bottom line. When you have one of our cargo truck accident lawyers represent you, you can feel secure knowing that we can:
- Help you file your claim at the right time.
- Negotiate and fight on your behalf with all of our resources, experiences, and legal knowledge.
- Help you build a strong case so that negotiations go smoothly.
- Advise you honestly and quickly on the best options for your situation.
A lawyer can only help you. Don’t think of retaining a lawyer as a financial risk. We don’t charge any fees upfront, and if we don’t win your case, you pay us nothing.
Talk to Our Savannah Cargo Truck Accident Lawyers Today
John Foy & Associates has been helping personal injury victims for more than 20 years. We operate with compassion, integrity, honesty, and dedication. Our attorneys won’t hesitate to take your claim to court if negotiations don’t result in a fair settlement.
For a free consultation on your case, call us today at (404) 400-4000 or fill out one of our contact forms online. We are available 24/7 and ready to assist you with all of your legal needs.