There are a number of considerations you may want to weigh when you choose a truck accident lawyer, including the lawyer’s:
- Legal experience
- Experience with truck accident cases
- Track record of success
- Client reviews
- Attorney’s fees
- Legal services
- Availability and communication
Legal cases can take a long time from start to finish. The last thing you want to do is wait around for several months–or several years–only to find out that an attorney misled you, failed to communicate important details about your case, or didn’t have the necessary experience required for your case.
Services Offered by Truck Accident Lawyers
One of the first factors to consider is whether or not the attorney offers the legal services you are looking for. While personal injury lawyers may offer some similar services, you may find that different lawyers have different legal experience, which may enhance their skills in certain areas.
At our firm, for example, our founder has experience working for insurance companies—and understands the strategies that insurance companies employ in personal injury cases. We can use this experience to negotiate on your behalf during the claims process.
A truck accident lawyer from Atlanta at our firm can offer the following services:
- Civil litigation
- Legal advice
- Negotiating settlements
- Collecting evidence to help establish liability
- Analyzing your damages and establishing a value for your case
- Handling insurance claims
- Working with insurance companies
- Bringing in third-party experts to build additional evidence
- And more
We have experience working with truck accident cases. These can be complicated cases, but you can rest assured that we understand how to help you prove the essential elements of a truck accident claim or lawsuit.
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Choose a Lawyer Who Can Help You with a Truck Accident Case
Truck accident cases can be especially complex, in part because liability for these kinds of cases can be challenging to determine.
If you were hit by a truck driver, you might think that the driver is automatically responsible for your losses related to the accident. However, liability for truck accidents is not always so straightforward. It is possible that multiple parties could be held responsible for your accident, including the following:
- The truck driver
- The truck driver’s employer
- A cargo loading company, if improperly loaded cargo caused your accident
- A parts manufacturer, if a faulty part led to the accident
If you fail to identify the correct liable party, your case for compensation may not be successful. We can help you understand who caused your truck accident and we will go after the appropriate party in order to seek compensation.
Determining What Damages You Qualify for After a Truck Accident
Common losses among truck accident victims are medical bills, loss of income, and property damage.
We will work to ensure that all of your losses are represented in your case value. If you have to continue with physical therapy or other treatment over the long term, we can fight for appropriate compensation so that you can continue with any future medical needs.
In the state of Georgia, recoverable damages are divided into two general categories:
- Non-economic losses: Encompassing physical pain, mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, disfigurements, and loss of quality of life
- Economic losses: Covering damaged property, specialized rehabilitation programs, medical bills, long-term care for disabilities, lost wages, and impaired earning abilities
We will seek compensation that represents the range of your losses—both financial and non-financial. If we cannot seek a satisfactory settlement through an insurance claim, we can take your case to court.
Moving forward, you should know that O.C.G.A § 9-3-33 gives you a two-year period to file a lawsuit after your truck accident. The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can assist you during your fight for justice.
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How Contingency Fees Affect the Way You Pay for a Lawyer
Attorney’s fees are another important consideration. Most injury lawyers take cases on a contingency-fee basis. These fees are structured so that:
- You do not pay any money upfront.
- If your case is not successful, you do not owe us any fees for your services.
- If we win your case, we will subtract a certain percentage of your settlement as payment.
Some lawyers work with a flat-fee structure, meaning that you pay for their services whether they win your case or not. However, we believe that you should only have to pay us if and when we settle your case.
Truck Accident Lawyers Ready to Fight for Your Rights
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our Atlanta attorneys take the time to make every victim feel at home at our law firm. We understand that truck accidents can cause tremendous physical, financial, and psychological hardships. First and foremost, we want to help you understand how to choose a truck accident lawyer that fits your specific needs. In doing so, we hope you can breathe a sigh of relief moving forward.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers has experience with truck accident cases. We can identify who was responsible for your accident and fight for fair compensation. We also work based on contingency fees, so you owe us nothing unless and until we settle your case.
To get started with your free consultation today, contact a Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team member at (404) 888-8888.