Some of the most serious accidents on the roads of Stockbridge involve trucks. Truck accidents can be especially deadly, accounting for about 200 traffic fatalities a year in Georgia. Hundreds more suffer severe injuries that lead to permanent disabilities or require years of expensive medical treatment. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you have a right to recover your costs, and you should contact a Stockbridge truck accident lawyer.
With over two decades of experience representing truck accident victims, the lawyers at John Foy & Associates know how to help. We started as a small law practice dedicated to helping victims get the money they need to rebuild their lives, and we have now grown into one of the premier personal injury law firms in the country. We are committed to getting you a full financial recovery so you can pay for treatment and continue to support yourself and your family.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you need legal help as soon as possible. John Foy & Associates will meet with you for free to discuss your case. Contact us today at 404-400-4000 to set up your free consultation.
Why are semi truck accidents so dangerous?
Any vehicle can pose a danger to other drivers, but semi trucks create extra risks. An 18 wheeler, when fully loaded, can weigh 80,000 pounds. In a collision, an ordinary 4,000-pound car is simply no match for a truck that size.
Semi trucks also present other potential hazards:
- It is hard for a large truck to stop suddenly
- Truck drivers have limited visibility
- Some trucks carry hazardous or flammable materials
- Semis are prone to “jackknifing” and tipping over
Truck drivers can also pose a problem because they are frequently subjected to grueling schedules and long days on the road. When they become fatigued, they are more likely to get into an accident.
What financial damages can I recover in a truck accident case in Stockbridge?
The City of Stockbridge allows accident victims to recover for all costs stemming from their accident. We often ask for these types of costs for our clients:
- Medical costs, including hospitals, surgery and doctors
- Physical or rehabilitative therapy
- Replacing a totaled car or repairing a damaged one
- Lost wages, if you missed time from work because of the accident
At John Foy & Associates, we want you to have as complete a recovery as possible from your injuries. We know that this may take time and may involve months or years of surgery, therapy and other treatments. We will never encourage you to take the first offer you get from the insurance company. We instead assist you in getting a complete medical evaluation from well-qualified doctors. Once we know the true extent of your injuries, we will work hard to get the insurance company to pay you what your injuries will really cost, and nothing less.
The insurance company already offered me money. Why should I hire a Stockbridge truck accident lawyer?
You may think the insurance company is fair and wants what’s best for you. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. Insurance companies operate for profit, and one of the ways they stay profitable is to offer as little money as possible to accident victims. Sadly, we frequently hear from accident victims who took that first insurance company offer, only to discover later that their injuries were more serious than they thought. Now, they are faced with ongoing medical bills and mounting debt.
When you hire a truck accident lawyer, you benefit from the experience and knowledge of someone who deals with insurance companies every day. We know their tricks and strategies, and we know how to get them to negotiate. At John Foy & Associates, we begin every case by having an investigator assemble evidence that creates a strong case. In many cases, this alone will bring a significantly higher offer from the insurance company.
Will I need to sue someone?
Most truck accident cases are resolved without a lawsuit.
Once we finish gathering evidence, we tell the insurance company exactly how much your injuries are going to cost. If there is any question about legal liability, we also give them proof that you didn’t cause the accident. All of this shows the insurance company that we have a strong case and could potentially win a jury verdict at trial. Insurance companies know that it’s risky and expensive to go to court, so they usually make a much more substantial offer after seeing our evidence.
There are some cases, however, where the insurance company just won’t budge. If that happens, we will explain your options and risks and give you our professional opinion. It’s always your choice whether to file a lawsuit in the local courts, but if you do go to court, we have a highly skilled litigation team that can handle your case from beginning to end.
What does hiring a truck accident lawyer cost?
A truck accident lawyer shouldn’t cost you anything out of pocket.
While some firms might charge high hourly fees, at John Foy & Associates, we believe that accident victims shouldn’t be faced with legal bills on top of everything else they must deal with. We have a billing and payment system that makes quality legal help affordable for everyone:
- Your first consultation is free
- You will never pay anything out of pocket
- You won’t pay anything at all unless we win money for you
If we succeed in getting you a financial recovery, we will collect our fees when you get paid. We feel this is the fairest and best way to ensure that everyone can afford a lawyer when they need one.
Talk to a Stockbridge Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you should seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Georgia state law has a deadline for filing truck accident claims, and if you miss it, you will give up your right to recover the costs of your injuries. Let John Foy & Associates give you a FREE consultation to discuss your accident and help you understand whether you have a case. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your free consultation today.