What are my legal rights after a truck accident?
You, as the victim of a truck accident, have the right to pursue a negligent driver and their trucking company for compensation. If the victim of a truck accident has died their spouse, children or their estate have the right to file a wrongful death suit. Some accidents are not serious enough to warrant a civil lawsuit, but a victim should consult with
What kind of compensation am I entitled to?
Truck accident victims are entitled to compensation for their personal injuries, wrongful death and damage to their property. The amount of compensation a victim receives is dependent upon the severity of their injuries and the long-term affects the injury will have on the victim. An injured person may be compensated for their past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, past and future disability, and any disfigurement that has resulted from the truck accident.
Do I need a Fulton County truck accident attorney?
Some truck accidents are minor and the victim is fairly compensated by the at-fault driver’s / trucking company’s insurer. However, some accident victims have serious injuries and they need a legal expert who specializes in truck accidents to seek a fair compensation on their behalf. A Fulton County truck accident attorney is a familiar with Georgia’s personal injury statutes and know the how to conduct a thorough truck accident investigation. They also understand the true cost of your injuries and will assure you get the amount of compensation you need based on the severity of your injuries.
How important are truck accident investigations?
Investigations are very important to any personal injury case, but are especially important for truck accident lawsuits. Truck accidents are very different than car accidents and often involve more than one party which can include the driver, the trucking company, the owner of a tractor, the owner of the trailer and the company that loaded a truck if a shifting load caused an accident.
To determine which party/ parties can be held accountable you will need the investigative skills of a Fulton County truck accident attorney. A truck accident attorney will examine trucking logs, interview witnesses while events are fresh in their minds and will determine if the driver/trucking company has previous safety violations to bolster the strength of your case.
Should I talk to an Insurer with an attorney?
If you have incurred minor injuries following a truck accident and plan to settle you can talk to an insurer without legal representation. However, if you have serious injuries or lost a loved one, it would be to your benefit to direct an insurer to your truck accident attorney. Insurers are interested in reducing their liability and anything you say to them can be used against you when negotiating for a truck accident settlement.