The damages you can collect for a truck accident case in Georgia depend on the details of your case and may vary widely. You may be able to seek compensation for the following:
- Lost wages
- Inability to earn your previous level of income
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium (if you lost a loved one in an accident)
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation programs
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of quality of life
- Disabilities and disfigurements
- And more
The state of Georgia gives truck accident victims the opportunity to seek economic and non-economic damages. That includes your emotional damages, financial hardships, and physical suffering. The types of damages you can collect may depend on the extent of your costs, the severity of your injuries, and the extent of your pain and suffering.
Additionally, damages related to your mental suffering may only be available if you file a lawsuit because insurance claims may not cover certain types of intangible damages. We can help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit in order to seek the best possible outcome for your case.
We Can Help You Seek Damages After a Truck Accident
For the average person, it may be difficult to understand how to file a lawsuit on your own. This is one area where we can help you with your case, if a lawsuit is necessary to seek fair compensation.
We can also help you identify what your case may be worth, what damages you may be eligible to pursue, and can advise you on when to accept a settlement offer or go to court. In other words, we can help you seek the fairest possible compensation for your case.
We can help you with the following:
- Collecting evidence to determine liability
- Examining your damages and establishing a financial value for your case
- Negotiating settlements
- Working with insurance providers and assisting with insurance claims
- Litigating your claim in civil court
- Advising you on important legal decisions
- Studying relevant laws that can affect your legal battle
- Acting as a go-between while communicating with other parties
- And more
In other words, we can help you with every aspect of your case. We can take care of the legal details so that you can focus on your recovery.
For a free legal consultation, call (404) 888-8888
Identifying the Cause of Your Truck Accident
Proving liability is key to pursuing damages in any personal injury case. When you file a claim or lawsuit after a truck accident, showing evidence of the other driver’s negligence will be important to seeking compensation. Truck accident cases can be especially complex, as liability for the accident may fall to the driver, the trucking company, or even a parts manufacturer if a faulty part led to the accident.
One way to prove liability is by using a combination of physical evidence, expert testimony, and even evidence from an accident reconstructionist. We may be able to use these methods to help you build a compelling case for compensation.
While every case is different, we may determine that your accident was caused by one or more of the following factors:
- Distracted driving
- Improper turns
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Drifting into other lanes
- Inexperienced drivers
- Poor decision making
- Driving while intoxicated on alcohol, stimulants, or opiates
- Neglecting to check mirrors before changing lanes or backing up
- Mechanical failure
- Faulty brakes
- Poor weather conditions
- Improper cargo storage
- And more
We can use any evidence of negligence on the part of the other driver to help show that they (or another party) were liable for the accident.
If you are worried that you may bear partial responsibility for your accident, you should know that O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33 grants you the ability to seek compensation as long as you are less than 50% responsible for your truck accident. However, your proportion of liability for an accident will determine your final settlement value.
Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Fight for Your Rights
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have experience fighting for truck accident victims throughout the state of Georgia. We can help you understand what damages you can collect for a truck accident case in Georgia–and we can pursue those damages on your behalf.
The sooner we start learning about your case, the sooner we can start developing an action plan to assist you. After all, time is of the essence in these cases. In accordance with O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, you must file your lawsuit within two years of your truck accident.
You do not have to feel alone during your time of need. To learn more about our legal services for truck accident victims in Georgia, contact a Bader Scott Injury Lawyers representative today at (404) 888-8888 to receive your free consultation. We are available to serve accident victims in the Atlanta area.