When trucks have accidents in Lawrenceville, the results can be devastating. About 200 people die in truck accidents each year in Georgia and many more suffer serious, painful injuries that need years of costly rehabilitation, therapy and treatment. Some semi truck accidents cause lifelong disabilities that leave victims unable to work. But you do not have to face these overwhelming costs alone. A Lawrenceville truck accident lawyer can help.
John Foy & Associates has been helping truck accident victims in Lawrenceville for more than two decades, growing from a small local law office into one of the largest and most respected personal injury firms in America. We know that your treatment and healing process might take a long time, and we are committed to getting you a full financial recovery that will pay all of your costs. We have a reputation for getting large financial rewards that far exceed the settlements originally offered by insurance companies.
If you or a family member has been hurt in a truck accident, don’t delay getting the help you need. Let John Foy & Associates sit down with you for a free, no obligation consultation. Call us today at 404-400-4000 to get started with your free consultation.
Why are semi truck accidents worse than other kinds of accidents?
Semi trucks are larger than everything else on the road, and that makes them especially deadly in an accident. An 18-wheeler carrying a full load weighs as much as 40 tons, compared to two tons or so for an average car. The sheer mass gives a big truck the potential to cause serious damage.
18 wheelers have other qualities that make them dangerous:
- Trucks have difficulty making quick and sudden stops
- Truck drivers are often unable to see everything around them
- Some trucks carry hazardous or flammable substances
- Trucks are prone to “jackknifing” and tipping over
Semi truck drivers in general are good drivers who take their job seriously, but they are also forced to put in long hours behind the wheel. A tired driver is often a contributing factor in a semi truck accident.
What costs can I recover if I am in a truck accident in Lawrenceville?
You are entitled to recover 100% of your costs and related expenses from a truck accident in the City of Lawrenceville. We typically ask for these costs:
- Doctor, hospital, emergency room and other medical costs
- Prescription drug costs
- The cost of therapy, including long term physical and rehabilitative therapy
- Car repair costs, or the cost of replacing a totaled car
- Wages lost if you missed work because of the accident
At John Foy & Associates, our goal is to help you regain your health as much as possible. This means having enough money to continue with your treatment for as long as you need it—even if that means years of ongoing therapies and procedures. We won’t pressure you to make a quick deal with the insurance company. We want you to get a full evaluation by qualified doctors who can assess the true extent of your injuries. Then we will work hard to get the insurance company to pay you what your injuries will really cost.
Do I really need a Lawrenceville truck accident lawyer?
Insurance company want you to think they are a good friend who will be there in times of need. Unfortunately, the reality is often quite different. Insurance companies are run for profit, and they are financially motivated to offer accident victims the least amount of money they can get away with. All too often, we receive a call from an accident victim who took the insurance company’s first offer and then discovered that they would need much more treatment than they thought, at a cost far greater than the insurance company check.
When you hire a truck accident lawyer, you have a professional on your team who understands how insurance companies work and the games they like to play. More importantly, we know how to force them to negotiate. At John Foy & Associates, we start by learning about your accident. We send out an accident investigator to collect evidence that allows us to make a strong case for you. When the insurance company sees this, it will often offer more money right away.
Will I have to go to court?
Most truck accident victims never have to sue someone or appear in court.
This is what usually happens: After our investigators gather evidence and you have been evaluated by doctors, we show the insurance company that you are not legally at fault and we explain how much your injuries are going to cost. This proves to the insurance company that we have a strong case and could potentially win in court. Insurance companies don’t want to go to court any more than you do, so they usually offer a significant amount of money after seeing our evidence.
But sometimes the insurance company is stubborn. When that happens, we will explain the legal process and your options. If you choose to file a lawsuit and go to the local courts, our top-notch litigation team can take care of your case from start to finish.
What does a truck accident lawyer cost?
When you hire John Foy & Associates, you won’t pay anything up-front.
We know that you’ve been injured and this isn’t the right time to charge you an hourly fee for the work we do. So we have put together a system that makes our services easy to afford:
- Your first consultation is free
- You will never pay anything out of pocket
- You don’t pay us at all unless we win you money
If we get you a financial recovery, we will take our fee as a percentage of the money you get. We think this is the fairest system for our injured clients.
Talk to a Lawrenceville Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
If you’ve been injured in an accident with a truck, don’t wait to get legal help. There are strict deadlines for filing claims in Georgia, and if you miss the deadline you may be out of luck. But we can help. John Foy & Associates will talk to you about your accident for FREE, and we’ll help you decide what to do next. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.