If you or someone you love has been in a truck accident, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is here to help. One of our lawyers serving Mableton can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering through filing a personal injury case.
Truck Accident Lawsuit Information
After you are injured in a truck accident, you may suffer serious injuries that entitle you to damages.
Injuries in Truck Accident Cases
Some injuries for which you can pursue damages through a lawsuit are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Contusions and lacerations
Many other injuries could qualify you to collect a financial award.
Damages in Truck Accident Cases
If you have suffered any of these injuries in a truck accident, you may be able to recover two main types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages compensate you for financial losses (such as your past and future medical bills, lost wages, and lost earning potential). This category of damages also includes any out-of-pocket expenses due to your injuries, as well as your vehicle repairs.
If you lost a loved one to a truck accident, you can recover economic damages for their medical bills and lost wages between the time of their accident and their passing, as well as for their funeral and burial costs.
Non-economic damages include compensation for your physical and emotional losses due to your injuries. These intangible losses include things like pain and suffering, inconvenience, and loss of enjoyment of life. If you lost a loved one due to a truck accident, you can pursue damages for their pain and suffering, as well as your own.
Proving Negligence in a Truck Accident Case
In order to recover these damages for you, your lawyer will need to show that the truck accident meets the following criteria.
- Duty of care: First, your lawyer will prove that you or your late loved one was owed a duty of care to be safe on the road.
- Breach of duty: Your lawyer will prove that the liable party breached this duty through negligence.
- Causation: Your lawyer will prove that this negligence caused your accident.
- Damages: Your lawyer will prove that this accident caused you to suffer losses.
Even if you believe you are partially to blame for the accident, your lawyer may still be able to recover damages on your behalf. OCGA §51-12-33 imposes a modified comparative negligence doctrine. This means that as long as the other parties involved were more responsible for the accident than you were, you can still recover compensation for your resulting injuries—just a lesser amount based on your percentage of fault.
For example, if the truck driver failed to yield and hit you as a result, you would probably receive 100% of your damages. However, if there is evidence that you were speeding, you might be assigned 25% of the fault, leaving you to recover 75% of your damages.
How a Mableton Truck Accident Lawyer with Our Firm will Fight for You
Here are the ways we will fight for your rights after being injured in a truck accident:
Your Lawyer will Investigate Your Truck Accident
To hold the negligent party who caused your accident accountable, your lawyer will need evidence. They will investigate your truck accident to collect this evidence and determine whom you should sue.
There may be more than one party responsible for what happened to you. This can include individuals, multiple individuals, private businesses, and even the government. Your lawyer will let the evidence guide them as they build the strongest possible case on your behalf. Speak to your team about who might be responsible for your losses.
Your Lawyer will Negotiate for You
Next, your lawyer will negotiate with insurance companies so that you do not have to. Using their experience and knowledge of the law, your lawyer will negotiate on your behalf to try to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Your Lawyer will Advocate for You
Finally, if the insurance company will not pay what you are owed, your lawyer will take your case to court to advocate for your rights. Sometimes insurance companies will try to settle once you set a trial date, and they see that you are not backing down.
Other times, the case goes through to a verdict, allowing a judge or jury to decide on the damages you are owed. This is why it is important to find a lawyer you can trust—a lawyer who will be by your side through every step of this process, guiding you and fighting for you and your family.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we are not afraid of a good fight, and it shows in the results we get for our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars on their behalf, allowing injured victims of negligence to focus less on their bills and more on their recovery. Now, we want to help you regain your life after someone else’s negligence disrupted it.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
To learn more about how our truck accident lawyers can help, and to receive your free consultation, reach out to Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
According to OCGA §9-3-33, the statute of limitations on bringing a personal injury lawsuit is usually two years, so do not wait. Get started today. Call now.