Trucks cause serious injuries in Warner Robins, often leaving victims with conditions that will require hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care. Many truck accident victims miss weeks or months of work, and some are disabled permanently. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be facing enormous costs, but you do not have to pay them yourself. A Warner Robins truck accident lawyer can help you get a full financial recovery.
At John Foy & Associates, we have a long and successful track record of getting truck accident victims the money they need to pay for continued care and make up for lost paychecks. From our beginnings 20 years ago, we have always taken the side of accident victims, and today we are one of the most highly regarded and successful personal injury law firms in the U.S. Let us give you a free, no-obligation consultation to show you what we can do for you. Call us at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
Why are truck accidents more serious than other types of accidents?
If you’ve ever been on a highway full of semi trucks, you can appreciate just how large they are. But you may not realize that a semi can weigh more than 20 times as much as an ordinary sedan—about 80,000 pounds when carrying a full load. The very size and weight of a semi truck is one of the main reasons that accidents involving trucks cause such severe injuries and widespread damage.
Semi trucks also have unique characteristics that make them more prone to serious accidents.
- Because of their size and braking system, semi trucks cannot stop quickly
- Trucks have several large blind spots, making it hard for drivers to see everything around them
- Trucks may carry hazardous or flammable cargo that can spill or ignite
- Trucks can “jackknife” or tip over
For the most part, truck drivers are well-trained, responsible and do a good job. But they also are often required put in long hours without adequate rest. When you’re fatigued, it’s hard to react quickly or use your best judgment. We’ve found that driver fatigue is often a factor in truck accidents.
What costs can I recover in a Warner Robins truck accident?
In Georgia, including the City of Warner Robins, you can recover all of your costs and damages from a truck accident. In most cases, this means you can recover:
- Your medical bills
- Your prescription medication costs
- The money you spend on physical or rehabilitative therapy
- The cost of fixing or replacing your vehicle
- The pay you lost if you missed time from work because of the accident
At John Foy & Associates, we want to make sure you get enough money to pay for ALL your costs and ALL the treatment you need—both now and in the future. We don’t want to pressure you to take “quick money” from an insurance company. We’d rather have you take your time and see doctors who can fully assess your condition and help you understand the extent of your injuries and what you will need to make as full a recovery as possible. We can help with this, and we’ll only talk to the insurance companies after you’ve had a full medical evaluation. That way we can get you the full amount you need and present a strong case.
Do I need a Warner Robins truck accident lawyer if the insurance company already offered me money?
Insurance company representatives are trained to sound nice, and they may make you think that they want the very best for you. Don’t believe it. Insurance companies operate for profit, and one of the ways they make money is to avoid paying any more than they absolutely have to in claims. Many people make the mistake of taking the insurance company’s first offer and signing away their rights. Then when they find out that they will need more procedures and more care than they originally thought, they have no options and are left with a pile of medical debt.
A truck accident lawyer can make sure the insurance company doesn’t take advantage of you. We aren’t fooled by insurance company tricks, and we know what kind of evidence they need to see before they’ll come up with a fair offer. We use accident investigators and qualified doctors to build your case. Sometimes this alone will lead an insurance company to offer much more money.
Am I going to have to sue someone?
We resolve most of our accident cases without ever setting foot in a courtroom.
After we assemble our evidence, we talk to the insurance company. We explain your injuries and show them what the accident will cost you. If there is a question as to who is at fault, we can also show them proof that you didn’t cause the accident and are not legally responsible for paying for it. This shows the insurance company that we have enough evidence to potentially win our case in court. At this point they’ll usually offer a significantly higher amount of money.
If the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable offer, we discuss your options with you. Then you can decide whether you want to file a case in the local courts. If your case does end up in court, rest assured that our litigation team has the skill and experience to take care of your case.
What will a truck accident lawyer cost me?
Your lawyer shouldn’t cost anything out of pocket.
We know that some lawyers charge high hourly rates, but we don’t believe that’s a fair way to do things when you’re already trying to cope with injuries from an accident. Our goal is to get you the money you need with as little stress to you, so we’ve developed a payment system that keeps our services affordable:
- You won’t pay anything for your initial consultation
- We won’t bill you for any costs or fees while we’re handling your case
- We won’t ask you to pay anything unless we win money for you.
If we do get you a financial recovery, we will deduct our fees as a percentage at the end. This gives you the help you need, when you need it, without asking you to pay up-front or take on any financial risk.
Talk to a Warner Robins Truck Accident Lawyer for Free
If you have been injured in an accident with a truck, don’t delay. There are deadlines for filing truck accident claims, and missing the deadline means giving up any right to recover financially for your injuries. The lawyers at John Foy & Associates will give you a free consultation and help you get the money you need to put your life back together. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.