Truck accidents in Griffin can be absolutely devastating. Since they involve huge vehicles weighing many tons, injuries and the road to recovery after a truck accident are often long, exhausting, and scary. If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a truck accident, chances are you’re left with monumental medical bills and much more after the collision. Don’t face these costs and the overwhelm alone. Speak with a Griffin truck accident lawyer today.
At John Foy & Associates, our attorneys have been working with victims of truck accidents and other personal injuries for over 20 years. We know that having the money to not only recover but also pay your bills and support your family is crucial. We’re always on your side, and we never take the side of the aggressive insurance companies. For a FREE, no obligation consultation to discuss your case and how you can move forward, get in touch today. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right to get started.
How does a truck accident claim work in Griffin?
If you were injured in a truck accident in Griffin, you are entitled to financial recovery for all expenses and costs you’ve faced in relation to the accident. Those include:
- Medical costs for doctor visits and tests
- Medical bills and ongoing expenses for surgery and/or hospitalization
- Costs for repairing your vehicle, or replacing a totaled vehicle
- Costs of medications needed for recovery due to your injuries
- Rehabilitation costs, including physical therapy
- Lost income for having to miss work days because of the truck accident
- Wrongful death compensation if you lost a loved one in the crash
To help your claims process after the accident, here are some things you can do:
After the truck accident occurs, get any needed medical attention right away.
Truck accident injuries can be especially critical and serious, so do not relay getting necessary medical attention. Not only will this help prevent injuries from worsening (or even becoming life-threatening), it will also create a record of the medical help you received to demonstrate your injuries related to the truck accident. This helps your case when pursuing recovery for damages.
Call 911 and report the accident.
Besides getting medical help, if you’re able, call 911 to report the accident and have police create a report.
Document all injuries and damages you can that were caused by the accident.
This includes right after the accident and even after you’ve started treatment. Injuries from vehicle accidents can, unfortunately, worsen over time, and they may end up being more serious than they seem initially. Documenting these changes and the treatment you receive for them will prevent you from taking less money than you deserve.
Call a truck accident lawyer before speaking to the insurance company.
Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, meaning they will likely try to resolve costs by offering you a low-ball settlement amount soon after the accident happens. Never take the first offer. First, speak with an attorney who can stand firm against insurers, inspect your case, and ensure you fight for the full financial recovery you deserve for all your damages.
What kinds of injuries do truck accidents cause?
The size and weight of trucks on the road can cause serious damage to any other vehicle and people who get in an accident with them. Since these trucks are so huge, the can’t brake as quickly as other vehicles. They also have limited visibility, are often carrying flammable or hazardous materials, or their drivers have been pressured with long hours and strict deadlines that easily lead to fatigue.
These factors and more contribute to these most common truck accident injuries:
- Head and brain injuries ranging from concussions to traumatic brain juries and even death.
- Broken bones from a high blunt force trauma caused by the accident.
- Back and neck injuries are very common because the neck is often whipped quickly forward and backward during a crack (known as whiplash), which can lead to severe pain and damage to the neck, back, and spine.
- Burns from vehicle fires and fuel tank ruptures.
- Spinal cord injuries that injure or damage the muscles, bones, or nerves of the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can lead to temporary, partial, or complete paralysis of any body parts or severe pain that needs ongoing rehabilitative therapy to recover.
- Amputated limbs: arms, hands, legs, or feet could be crushed, burned, or severed by the impact of the truck accident.
- Internal injuries from sheer blunt force trauma during the collision. The impact can severely injury internal organs like the abdomen, kidneys, bladder, spleen, pancreas, or liver.
- Wrongful death: This is the term for losing a family member during a truck accident or other accident. Wrongful death is a claim pursued on behalf of the family of the victim.
The trucking company or its insurer already offered me money. Should I take it?
We strongly encourage all our clients to not take the first offer. It’s very unlikely the first amount they offer you will cover close to what you need to pay your medical bills and move forward from this traumatic experience. Call a trusted truck accident lawyer before accepting any offers. They’ll look at your case and help you pursue a settlement amount that is fair to you and your need to recover.
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Truck accidents are traumatic and painful experiences for all involved. Don’t face the aftermath alone too. At John Foy & Associates, we have 20+ years of experience helping victims of trucking accidents recover as fully as they can. And working with us is risk-free, meaning we don’t get paid unless you get money. We’d love to offer you a FREE consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help. Call us today at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to the right for your free consultation.