About 200 people die in truck accidents on Georgia’s roads each year, and that makes truck accidents one of the most serious types of collisions in East Point. If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a truck, you may have growing medical bills and severe pain. You may be facing months or years of rehabilitation and recovery. You may have lost a close family member in the accident, or you may be looking at injuries that will last for the rest of your life. Whatever your situation, you need to talk to an East Point truck accident lawyer.
John Foy & Associates has been helping truck accident victims for more than 20 years. When we began, we were just a small local law office, but we are now one of the most widely known and respected personal injury law firms in the country. We understand the difference a full financial recovery will make in your life, and we work hard to get it for you. Our lawyers are known for winning our clients big financial awards—usually much more than the insurance company’s first offer.
If you or someone you care about has been injured, there’s no time to lose. Let John Foy & Associates give you a free, no obligation consultation to explain what we can do. Call us at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
What makes truck accidents so serious?
Any accident has the potential to cause serious injuries. But accidents involving semi-trucks are especially dangerous because semis are among the biggest and heaviest things on the road. A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh in at 80,000 pounds, compared to around 4000 pounds for a standard passenger car. Something this large is literally capable of crushing anything in its path.
Semi-trucks have other qualities that make them prone to disastrous accidents:
- It’s hard for them to stop quickly
- Drivers have limited visibility and large blind spots
- They may be carrying hazardous or flammable substances
- Semis are prone to jackknifing or tipping over
Truck drivers are an issue too. Although most are well-trained, safety conscious professionals, they often have to put in long shifts. A fatigued driver is more likely to get into an accident.
What costs am I allowed to recover in a truck accident claim in East Point?
The City of East Point follows Georgia law and allows truck accident victims to recover 100% of their costs and damages related to the accident. In a typical accident, these costs might include:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of prescription medicine
- The cost of rehabilitation, including physical and occupational therapy
- Car repair bills, or the cost of replacing a totaled car
- Pay you lost if you were out of work because of the accident
At John Foy and Associates, our mission is to get you the money you need to achieve the most complete recovery possible. We know that recovery may take months or years, with multiple specialists, procedures and therapies. This is why we never encourage you to take the “quick money” the insurance company offers after the accident. We want you to take the time to fully understand your condition and evaluate how much money you will need, long term. Only then will we pressure the insurance company to give you every penny you deserve—and nothing less.
How can a truck accident lawyer help me if the insurance company already offered me money?
To put it bluntly, the insurance company may not looking out for your best interests. Insurance companies don’t have an incentive to pays for all your costs. They are much more interested in settling your claim cheaply so they can keep more profits for themselves. This means the offer you got from the insurance company is almost certainly way less than the full value of your claim. We talk to many people who took that first insurance company offer and then learned that their injuries would be more expensive than they originally thought. Unfortunately, these people also had to sign away their right to ever get anything more.
A truck accident lawyer knows how insurance companies work and the games they like to play. We know what we need to do to get them to negotiate, and we know how to drive a hard bargain to get you a fair deal. At John Foy & Associates, we launch our own investigation into the way the accident happened, the kinds of injuries you have, and what they will cost. In some cases, this alone persuades the insurance company to offer significantly more money.
Will I have to go to court?
It’s unlikely. We resolve most of our cases without ever filing a lawsuit or setting foot in the courthouse.
Once we complete our investigation, we take our evidence to the insurance company and show them what your injuries will cost. We can also prove that you’re not at fault. When the insurance company sees that we have assembled a strong case, they will usually offer more money. Insurance companies know that lawsuits are risky, and they don’t want to go to court any more than you do.
Sometimes, however, the insurance company won’t negotiate. If this happens in your case, we will explain the situation and give you our opinion about the strength of your case and the risks of going to the local courts. If you want to file a lawsuit, our litigation team is ready to stand by you all the way.
What will it cost me to hire a truck accident lawyer?
We don’t believe you should have to pay up-front for legal help when you are already struggling with medical bills and the trauma of an accident. So at John Foy & Associates, we have a simple payment structure that keeps our services affordable:
- You pay $0 for your first consultation with us
- You pay $0 while we are handling your case
- You pay $0—ever—if we don’t win money for you.
If we get you money, we’ll deduct our fee at the end. We think this is the fairest way to make sure you can get good legal help after an accident.
Talk to an East Point Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
If you have been hurt in a truck accident, the clock is ticking. You have only a limited amount of time to make a claim, and if you miss the deadline you will give up your legal right to a full financial recovery. Let John Foy & Associates give you a free, no-obligation consultation to talk about your case answer your questions, and get you started on your claim. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.