Truck accidents in Sandy Springs can cause much more damage that ordinary car accidents. The statistics speak for themselves: across Georgia, about 200 people lose their lives each year in truck accidents, and hundreds more are hurt. A collision with a semi-truck can leave you with serious injuries. And that may mean surgery, long term physical therapy, and weeks or months in which you’re unable to work. Your injuries may be severe, but a Sandy Springs truck accident lawyer can help you recover money to pay your medical bills and begin rebuilding your life after a tragic accident.
John Foy & Associates knows how to help truck accident victims. We’ve spent the past 20 years building a record of success in getting money for accident victims of all types. If you or a family member has been hurt in a truck accident, let us give you a free consultation to talk about your case and explain what we can do. Call us at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
Why are 18-wheeler accidents so serious?
An 18-wheeler is usually the biggest thing on the road. And when it’s carrying a full load, a large truck can easily weigh 40 tons—more than 20 times as much as a typical passenger car. When an accident involves a truck with that much size and weight, the consequences can be tragic.
A truck’s size worsens the impact of an accident, but semi trucks have certain qualities that make them more likely to be involved in an accident in the first place. These include:
- It’s hard for semis to make sudden stops
- Truck drivers can’t see everything around them because semis have large blind spots
- Some trucks carry flammable or hazardous materials, putting them at risk for spills and fires
- Some maneuvers can cause a semi to tip over or jackknife
Truck drivers are also a factor in many semi truck accidents. Although drivers undergo thorough training, they are often required to spend long days on the highway. A fatigued driver puts a truck at a greater risk of an accident.
How much money can I recover for a truck accident in Sandy Springs?
All accident victims in the City of Sandy Springs are entitled to the entire cost of their injury, so long as the accident was not their fault. The exact amount you might receive will depend on your situation, but in general, you can recover the cost of:
- Medical bills
- Therapy such as physical or occupational therapy
- Auto repairs, or replacing a totaled car
- The pay you lost if you had to miss work because of the accident
At John Foy & Associates, we know that everyone has a different path to recovery. For some people, recovery will be a long-term struggle involving multiple procedures and years of treatment. Our goal is to get you the money you need to achieve the best health possible. Because of this, we won’t encourage you to take a quick payout from an insurance company. We will help you get a full medical evaluation from a doctor who has experience with your type of injuries. Once we know the extent of your injuries and how much they are going to cost, we will pressure the insurance company to pay every bit of your costs.
Do I have to have a Sandy Springs truck accident lawyer?
You do not have to have a lawyer to pursue your claim. However, in our 20+ years of representing accident victims, we have learned that insurance companies rarely offer you enough money to pay for your costs. This is because they are more interested in making a profit than in helping you recover. If you take the insurance company’s first offer, you’ll also have to sign away your right to more money. Unfortunately, you have very little bargaining power on your own.
A truck accident lawyer levels the playing field. When you have a lawyer on your side, you have someone who understands how the system works and can negotiate for you. At John Foy & Associates, we’ll start by sending an accident investigator to collect evidence that will help us make a strong case to the insurance company. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get a much better offer.
Will I have to file a lawsuit?
Most of the time the answer is no.
Once we have assembled our evidence, we will present your case to the insurance company. We will show them what your injuries will cost, and we will give them evidence to show who is legally liable. When the insurance companies see our evidence, they usually realize that we have a solid claim that we might win in court. Insurance companies don’t want to risk losing in a jury trial, so they typically will make a reasonable offer to resolve the case.
Occasionally, though, the insurance company can’t be convinced. If we are unable to resolve your case through negotiations, we will explain this to you and give you our honest thoughts about what you might do next. The choice is yours—if you decide to take your claim to the local courts, you can rest assured that you will have our top quality litigation team fighting for you.
What does a Sandy Springs truck accident lawyer cost?
Your lawyer shouldn’t cost you a thing.
You’ve probably heard about lawyers who charge hundreds of dollars an hour for their services, but we don’t operate like that. We want you to get the money you need, and we don’t see any point in adding to your stress by charging up-front legal fees. So we have a pay structure that makes it possible for anyone to get legal help, no matter what their financial situation:
- Your consultation is free
- You won’t pay anything while we represent you
- You won’t pay at all if we don’t win money for you
If we succeed in getting you money, we will collect our fees as a percentage at the end. We think this is the best and fairest way to help you when you need it most.
Talk to a Sandy Springs Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
A truck accident can leave you with lasting injuries, and you deserve to get the treatment and financial help you need. Don’t miss your opportunity for a full financial recovery. Let John Foy & Associates give you a free consultation where we’ll talk about your case and help you decide how to proceed. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.