If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a truck in Dunwoody, you may be facing devastating injuries and a long recovery. Your loved one may even be among the 200 people who lose their lives in truck accidents in Georgia each year. A serious truck accident can leave you out of work with soaring medical bills and no way to provide for your family. But you don’t have to bear these costs alone. You need to talk to a Dunwoody truck accident lawyer.
At John Foy & Associates, we have dedicated our law practice to helping victims of truck accidents and other injuries. We began as a small local law firm, and 20 years later we are renowned as one of the top personal injury firms in the state. We know that money is important to your recovery, and we want to see to it that you get everything you ware entitled to. Our lawyers are known for taking a tough stance with insurance companies to get them to pay.
Don’t wait to get a good lawyer working on your case. At John Foy & Associates, we offer a free, no obligation consultation to talk about your case and help you decide what to do. Call us at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
What makes 18-wheeler accidents more serious than other accidents?
The biggest factor is an 18-wheeler’s size and weight. When carrying a full load, a semi truck can easily weigh in at 80,000 pounds. That’s more than 20 times as much as a typical car. And trucks are the tallest and longest things on the road. In an accident, the size and weight alone can lead to catastrophe.
There are other ways that semi trucks are different, and more dangerous, than most other vehicles:
- Because of their size and braking mechanism, it’s hard for trucks to stop quickly
- Large blind spots mean truck drivers have limited visibility
- A truck’s cargo may be hazardous or flammable, or it may cause chaos when it spills across the roadway
- Trucks can tip over or “jackknife.”
Truck drivers pay a role too. Although most are highly trained professionals who operate their rigs safely, truck drivers also must keep to grueling schedules. Long hours on the road without adequate rest can play a role in accidents.
What money can I recover if I was in a truck accident in Dunwoody?
In the State of Georgia and the City of Dunwoody, accident victims are entitled to recover ALL their costs and expenses related to the accident. We routinely seek these types of costs for truck accident victims:
- Medical expenses such as doctors, hospitalization, surgery and tests
- Medication costs
- The cost of rehabilitation such as physical therapy
- The cost of repairing a car or replacing a totaled vehicle
- The pay you lost if you had to miss work because of the accident
At John Foy & Associates, our goal is to help you recover and lead the best life possible after the accident. We know the recovery process may take months or years, and it may involve ongoing physical therapy, follow-ups and even surgeries. We don’t want you to take the “fast cash” the insurance company offers. We send you to get a full medical evaluation by qualified doctors first. Then we will use our “strong arm” tactics to pressure the insurance company to give you 100 percent of your costs.
The insurance company offered me money already. Why do I need a Dunwoody truck accident lawyer?
Many people believe the insurance company is looking out for their best interest. But the insurance company has a different goal in mind—it wants to pay you as little as possible so it can make a bigger profit for itself. It hopes you’ll take the money before you have a chance to find out what your injuries will really cost and how long you’ll be out of work. When you accept insurance company money, you’ll have to sign away your right to ever get anything else.
A truck accident lawyer knows these insurance company tricks and can make sure you don’t give up your rights in exchange for far too little money. At John Foy & Associates, we launch an investigation right away. Our investigators will collect evidence showing how the accident happened and who is at fault. We refer you to doctors who can evaluate you and give us a concrete estimate of what your injuries will cost. When we show this hard evidence to the insurance company, they often come back with a substantially better offer.
Will I have to take someone to court?
Not usually. We resolve most truck accident cases without the victim ever setting foot in the courthouse.
We do this by negotiating with the insurance company. We show them our evidence and explain who is at fault and what you will need to recover. When insurance companies see that we have a good case and could potentially win at trial, they are usually willing to negotiate a fair offer. Lawsuits can be risky, and insurance companies often aren’t eager to try their luck in front of a jury.
Occasionally, however, the insurance company refuses to settle your claim. If this happens in your case, we will explain the situation and tell you about the pros and cons of taking your case to the local courts. Filing a lawsuit is always your decision, but if you do want to go to court, we have a strong litigation team that will take care of your case all the way through trial.
What will it cost me to hire a truck accident lawyer?
At John Foy & Associates, we don’t believe you should have to pay anything out of pocket to get good legal help after an accident. You already have a lot on your mind, and you shouldn’t be worrying about legal bills. So we have created a fee structure that is both fair and risk-free:
- It costs you nothingto consult with us
- Our services cost you nothingout of pocket
- You pay nothingif we don’t win you money
If we get you a financial recovery, our fees come out at the end as a percentage. You keep the lion’s share of the recovery.
Talk to a Dunwoody Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, don’t wait. Let John Foy & Associates give you a free, no-obligation consultation to talk about your claim. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.