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Large trucks carry more than 70 percent of freight in the US, representing about 5 percent of motor vehicles. Because trucks are large, heavy machines that pose a relatively high risk to occupants of smaller vehicles, truck drivers receive extensive training, and most are dedicated to driving safely.
But if a truck driver is negligent, or another party’s negligence causes a truck to crash, smaller vehicles nearby may be decimated by the truck’s weight and limited ability to stop. Unfortunately, collisions with large trucks cause some of the most severe injuries in traffic accidents, including, in some cases, fatal injuries.
Insurance adjusters are always on the lookout for reasons to deny or undervalue a claim, but when it comes to truck accidents, they will scrutinize your claim even harder. There are several reasons why truck accident cases are more difficult to pursue than a typical accident claim involving two cars:
A truck accident attorney can help you with all of these difficulties. We’ll review the police report, visit the accident scene, interview witnesses, search for photo or video evidence, and consider other electronic evidence.
After learning the facts and determining all liable parties, we’ll create a strategy to win your case. We’ll also negotiate with the insurance company to achieve a fair settlement covering all your damages.
We’ll discuss all potential damages with you to be sure everything is included in your claim. Here are some of the categories we’ll go over:
Every truck accident is different, and there are many different potential causes. It’s also possible for more than one party to contribute to an accident. Your attorney and investigative team will work to reconstruct the accident and identify any parties that may have been negligent.
Here are some common causes of truck accidents:
It’s also important to understand that Georgia’s modified comparative negligence laws allow for shared responsibility in accidents. Even if you made an error you believe contributed to the accident, that doesn’t mean you can’t seek compensation.
If your percentage of fault is below 50 percent, we can still recover damages from the more liable party, but your percentage of responsibility will be deducted from your final award.
Many people mistakenly think that their error makes them mainly or solely at fault in a truck accident, so we recommend keeping your thoughts about the distribution of fault to yourself until you speak with a lawyer. In some cases, the person made a minor misstep that had little or no bearing on the accident, and we can still recover all or most of their damages.
You should answer the responding officer’s questions honestly, but there is no need to voice an opinion about fault when you don’t have all the facts yet.
Even if you know you were not at fault, the truck driver’s insurance carrier may have different ideas. Remember, they will save money if they prove you were partly to blame for the collision.
For instance, if they convince your car insurance company’s adjuster that you were 10 percent at fault, they could save tens of thousands of dollars or more (depending on your damages). For this reason, we will fight to show that you had little or nothing to do with the accident so you can recover the best settlement for your needs.
If you receive an offer from the truck driver’s insurance company shortly after an accident, that usually indicates that you were clearly not at fault, and the insurance adjuster is afraid of a large payout. Initial offers frequently undervalue the injured party’s claim, ignoring some damages completely or failing to account for future medical bills.
We urge you to review your offer with a lawyer before signing anything—especially if the insurance adjuster pressures you to accept the settlement. In fact, it’s best if you don’t talk to the insurance company representative until you’ve sought legal advice.
Please contact the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. We’ll review the police report on your accident, answer your questions, and describe your options for seeking compensation.
We can also review any offers you’ve already received, and if they aren’t sufficient, we’ll negotiate with the insurance carrier for a better deal. If we take your case, you won’t owe us anything until we win or settle it.
The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm was founded by attorney Ali Awad and soon became one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country. Mr. Awad and his team have since recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured people and their families.
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To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
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