There is no single answer to this question, as the amount of compensation you would pursue in a truck accident case depends on your unique damages.
How much damage was done to your vehicle and the cost of any medical care you’ve received due to the accident will be factors. A truck accident lawyer can investigate your accident, determine your damages, calculate them, and pursue the liable parties for your compensation.
What a Truck Accident Case Could Pay For
Truck accident claims or lawsuits aim to hold the responsible parties accountable as well as help the victims pay for the costs the accident inflicted on them. Whatever damages you suffered in the truck accident, you deserve compensation for them.
Some damages you could recover in a truck accident case include:
- Damage to your vehicle
- Damage to other property
- A trip to the emergency room
- Hospital stays
- Doctors’ appointments
- Prescription medicine
- Lost wages
- Diminished future earnings
- Funeral and burial costs, if you lost a loved one in a truck accident
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lower quality of life
How We Would Recover Compensation for You
Georgia is a fault state, which means the liable party in an accident is responsible for the costs of the damage they caused. We may file a claim against the trucking company’s insurer, or we could file an injury lawsuit if the insurer refuses to pay you an adequate settlement.
Your lawyer will keep you updated on the progress of your case and only go in directions you’re comfortable with.
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How Soon Do You Have to File a Lawsuit?
If you’re filing a lawsuit because of a truck accident, it may be because you are hurt, or a loved one passed away. Know that you have a limited time to file a lawsuit and potentially recover compensation. Don’t miss your chance to rebuild your life after an accident.
The statute of limitations for both personal injury and wrongful death cases in Georgia is two years, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
You have two years following the date of the accident or death to file either of these lawsuits. While two years may seem like a long time, there is plenty of work to do in this time, so don’t wait to get legal help. A lawyer should have as much time as possible to build a strong case.
Causes of Rear-End Truck Collisions
Possible causes of a rear-end truck collision include:
- Faulty brakes
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Poorly lit roads
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Defective truck parts
Your lawyer will investigate the accident and determine what caused the rear-end truck accident. They will also find out the liable party, as the accident likely happened due to a party’s negligence. The driver could’ve been negligent, as could the trucking company, the truck’s mechanic, or the truck manufacturer.
Rear-end crashes can be devastating enough between two passenger cars. When you consider the weight of trucks, the amount of time it takes for trucks to stop, and the possibility of a multi-vehicle crash, these accidents can be catastrophic.
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Typical Injuries from Rear-End Collisions
As you know, a rear-end accident with a truck can be much more severe than one with another passenger car. While you would typically suffer whiplash or a concussion in a rear-end accident with a passenger car, the injuries you could suffer in a truck accident are much more severe.
If a truck rear ends your car, you could suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, broken bones, or death.
These are just a few injuries that a rear-end truck collision could cause. These injuries can have lengthy recoveries and require extensive medical care. Don’t pay these costs yourself, though. Someone else is responsible for your injuries and other damages, so you shouldn’t be left paying out of pocket for them. Get in touch with our attorneys so we can pursue the liable party or parties for the compensation you deserve.
What Our Clients Recovered from Previous Accidents
If you want an idea of how much compensation you could be looking at, look at some of our past case results. We were able to recover $425,000 for one of our clients who was in a motor vehicle accident, settling with both the driver that caused the accident and our client’s insurer.
We have another client that received $250,000 from the at-fault driver, with another settlement from their insurance company pending.
Our lawyers can ensure you are properly compensated for all damages incurred. We’ll handle communications with the claims adjusters and the defendant’s legal team to ensure you don’t leave any money on the table. We will handle every other aspect of your case, too. You focus on recovering while we fight for your justice and financial recovery.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation Today
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for your free consultation. While we may not be able to tell you how much your rear-end truck accident is worth right off the bat, we can evaluate your case and determine your best course of action. We also may be able to estimate your case’s value.
There is no commitment involved with our consultation. It’s simply a meeting between you and a team member. If you don’t want to move forward with our services, you do not have to.