Of all the accidents in Macon, truck accidents can be the most devastating. About 200 people lose their lives in truck accidents in Georgia each year, and many more are left with serious injuries. If you or a loved one is in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you may be facing huge medical bills and an uncertain future. But you do not have to bear the burden of paying for your injuries. A Macon truck accident lawyer can help you get the money you need.
At John Foy & Associates, we have spent the last 20 years helping accident victims get money to pay for treatment and rebuild their lives. Originally we were just a local law firm, but we have grown into one of the largest firms representing accident victims in the state. We know that you need money to pay for treatment, compensate for lost time at work, and keep your finances on stable footing while you recover. We’ve earned a reputation for getting our clients far more money than they’d be able to get on their own.
If you or a close relative has been injured, we’d like to help you. We’ll sit down with you, free of charge, to talk about your case and discuss your choices. Call us at 478-217-7042 and get your free consultation today.
What makes semi-truck accidents different than other accidents?
Any accident carries the potential for serious injuries, but with semi-trucks, there’s a greater likelihood of truly catastrophic damage. One reason for this is the sheer size and weight of an 18-wheeler. When fully loaded, it can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. An ordinary passenger car is simply no match for something that large and heavy.
Semi-trucks also have other characteristics that make them dangerous:
- Trucks can’t make sudden stops
- Semi-trucks have large blind spots
- Some trucks carry hazardous or flammable cargo
- Semis are prone to “jackknifing” and tipping over
Most commercial truck drivers are trained professionals who drive carefully and obey the law. However, they are also forced to work long hours with little rest. Fatigue causes errors in judgment that are a factor in many accidents involving 18-wheelers.
What costs can I recover after a truck accident in Macon?
Macon-Bibb County follows Georgia law, which allows accident victims to get a full financial recovery for all their injures and losses. The most common types of costs and damages include:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of prescription medication
- Therapies such as physical and rehabilitative therapy
- The cost of fixing a car or replacing a totaled car
- Lost wages, if you missed work time because of the accident
At John Foy & Associates, we know that your injuries may not be as simple as they seem at first. We want you to recover as completely as possible, no matter how long it takes and no matter how much treatment you need. That’s why we will never urge you to take money from an insurance company until you have been fully evaluated by a well-qualified doctor. We think its important to know what all your future costs will be before we ever begin negotiating with an insurance company. Then we will work hard to get enough to pay all those costs, and nothing less.
Why should I hire a Macon truck accident lawyer?
Insurance companies want you to think they are your friend in times of need. But that’s not really how insurance works. Their main goal is to make a profit, and they’ll pay you as little as they can to increase their own bottom line—even if that means you can’t cover your costs. Sadly, many accident victims take the first offer they get, only to discover that they’ll need much more treatment at a much greater cost than they thought. By then, it’s too late to ask the insurance company for more money.
But when you hire a truck accident lawyer, you put a professional on your team who is an equal match for the insurance companies and their lawyers. We know their tactics and we know what we need to do to get them to pay you more money. At John Foy & Associates, we start every case with an investigation into how the accident occurred and how much your injuries will truly cost. Often, our investigation alone is enough to persuade the insurance company to offer you much more money.
Will I need to go to court?
We seldom have to file a lawsuit or go to court.
Usually, we gather our evidence and then go to the insurance company. We show them who is at fault and how much your injuries will cost. When the insurance company sees that we have evidence and a strong case, they will usually make a fair offer. Going to court is expensive, and the insurance company would rather pay you more money than face an uncertain result in a courtroom.
Occasionally, the insurance company can’t be persuaded. In that case, we’ll give you our honest opinion of your chances of winning at trial, and you can decide if you want to file a case in the local courts. If you do go to court, you can rest assured that you’ll have the backing of our experienced litigation lawyers.
How much does a truck accident lawyer cost?
A truck accident lawyer should not cost you anything out of pocket.
At John Foy & Associates, our entire law practice is built around helping accident victims get the money they need to cope with their injuries. We don’t think it’s fair to ask you to pay legal fees at this troubling time. So we have a fee system that lets you get the help you need without worrying about money:
- It costs nothing to consult with us
- You will never pay anything out of pocket
- If we don’t win money for you, you’ll never have to pay us at all
If we do succeed in getting you financial recovery, we’ll deduct our fees at the end, and you’ll keep the lion’s share.
Talk to a Macon Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a truck accident, you need to get legal help right away. There are strict deadlines for filing truck accident claims, and if you miss the deadline you may lose all right to financial recovery. Let the lawyers at John Foy & Associates get you started with a free consultation to explain your rights. Call us at 478-217-7042 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.