Delivery truck drivers are required to keep pedestrians and others who share the road with them safe at all times. Delivery trucks are large and heavy. Accidents with them almost always result in the passenger vehicle occupants suffering the most injuries.
If you were hurt in a delivery truck accident, you can pursue financial compensation. The Savannah delivery truck accident lawyers at John Foy & Associates can help you start filing your claim today. We know personal injury and traffic laws at the federal, state, and local levels.
To schedule your free consultation, call us today at (404) 400-4000. There is no risk or fee when you give us a call.
Proving the Negligence of the Delivery Truck Driver
Consider the size and weight of a delivery truck. They are so large and heavy that any accident involving them will almost always result in severe injuries and damages. All delivery truck drivers need to be aware of the danger they possess when operating their vehicles.
Because of this, drivers of these trucks need to exercise a higher duty of care when on the road. Our lawyers can help you get justice for your accident by proving negligence. We do so by establishing that:
- The delivery truck driver owed a duty of care while driving.
- Through a negligent act, such as driving intoxicated or distracted, they failed to uphold that duty of care.
- Because of this failure, an accident occurred.
- The injuries and damages you sustained were a direct result of that accident.
While these steps seem straightforward, building a strong case to prove it isn’t easy. You will need to retain good evidence and strong legal representation to last throughout negotiation or trial.
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What Our Lawyers Do for Your Case
Our delivery truck accident attorneys can help you in various ways:
- Collecting and maintaining essential pieces of evidence for your claim.
- Getting testimonies from witnesses and experts.
- Ensuring all of your medical treatment gets completed before you file.
- Representing your best interests during negotiations or at court.
- Helping you navigate the complex legal environment surrounding vehicle accidents and personal injury law.
Most cases tend to settle out of court. This is usually because the insurance company wants to resolve things quickly, and it’s more cost-effective for them to just settle without resorting to trial. However, don’t think that they will always try to settle in your favor.
The Fight Against Insurance Companies for Your Settlement
Insurance companies aren’t going to bend over backward for you. They won’t settle without a fight, especially if you decide to negotiate a settlement for yourself without legal representation backing you. They will take advantage of any lack of legal knowledge you have and the vulnerable state you’re in after an accident.
While most cases settle out of court, it doesn’t mean that it will always settle in your favor. Insurance companies have their ways of settling to terms in their favor, not yours. They often trick personal injury victims into signing away their right to file a claim or getting them to admit fault for their own accident.
If you decide to hold the delivery company responsible for your accident, they will most definitely have strong legal support and tough insurance companies to deal with. You don’t have to face them down alone. The lawyers at John Foy & Associates have years of experience handling even the toughest insurance companies.
What Damages Will Get Compensated?
As long as your damages were a direct result of your accident, you can always seek compensation for them. There are many types of damages you can factor into your settlement:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Medical expenses
- Vehicle repairs
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
When we calculate your damages, we will use all of your receipts and bills in tandem with several formulas. Our goal is to accurately account for all of the damages you sustained and ensure that nothing gets left out.
Potential Awards for Punitive Damages
If your accident was caused:
- With the malicious intent to harm others
- With fraudulent pretenses
- With egregiously negligent behavior
You can qualify for something known as punitive damages under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-5.1. While these damages are basically just fines that punish the at-fault party, you can still recover an award for them. Not all delivery truck accidents will qualify for this award.
If your case does, we will help you pursue punitive damages in addition to your settlement.
The Savannah Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help
Don’t delay filing your claim. Before you make any rushed decisions, consult with an attorney first. Our lawyers have more than two decades worth of experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims.
We are confident that we can help you reach your goals and get the compensation you need to heal and move forward. Call us today for a free case review at (404) 400-4000.