The aftermath of a truck accident can be just as stressful as the collision itself. You don’t have to deal with your case alone, however. Kaine Law’s goal is to help you secure a fair financial recovery for you and hold a reckless driver accountable.
An Atlanta truck accident lawyer from our team is ready to get started on your case and pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We also provide our help on a contingency-fee basis. So, you pay nothing unless your case is resolved.
Types of Financial Recovery Available After an Atlanta Truck Accident
Your entire life may change after a truck accident. If you had serious injuries such as a spinal cord injury, head injury, or other physical trauma, you likely wonder how you’re going to pay for your extensive medical bills. You shouldn’t need to shoulder these costs on your own.
Our goal is to help you seek compensation for all your medical care costs – and to fight for additional forms of compensation such as lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Compensation Is Available for Treating Costly Injuries
One of the most important things we will do for your case is seek fair compensation for your past, present, and future medical expenses. When we investigate your case, our team will look at the bills you’re already facing and the long-term cost of your treatment and recovery.
Our truck accident lawyers will help you seek compensation for:
- Diagnostic testing
- Ambulance services
- Physical therapy
- Other forms of rehabilitation, such as speech therapy
- In-home care
Compensation for Your Life Challenges
Some of the accident-related changes to your life could be emotional or psychological. Our team can tell you if you’re eligible for compensation such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Compensation When Your Injuries Affect Your Career
When your injury affects your ability to work, you could face weeks, months, or years of reduced income.
Some of your income-related losses may include:
- Past lost wages
- Loss of future earning ability
Compensation for Families of Truck Crash Victims
We offer our compassionate representation to surviving family members who lost a loved one in a truck accident. You could receive compensation for funeral costs, medical expenses, financial losses, and emotional hardship.
Our lawyers can tell you more about who is eligible to seek compensation in a wrongful death case.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving Atlanta, call 404-214-2001
Our Injury Lawyers Can Handle Your Truck Accident Claim or Lawsuit
A truck accident lawyer from Kaine Law will manage all the daily details of an Atlanta injury case for you. We will:
- Demonstrate the circumstances of your accident
- Determine the cost of your damages
- Write your demand letter
- Handle all communications with third parties
- Exchange evidence with the other party’s legal team
- Call upon witnesses to testify on your behalf
- Work with accident reconstructionists to build evidence
- Take your case to civil court if necessary
Our job comes down to this: we seek to recover the best possible compensation for injured people in Atlanta.
How We Investigate Your Accident
We will first start your case by determining how your accident happened. A lawyer from our team will investigate the circumstances of your truck accident to decide who should be held accountable.
We can establish negligence by reading the trucker’s logbook, consulting with field experts, and viewing traffic camera footage.
How We Prove That the Liable Party Owes You Compensation
No matter how serious your accident was, we will still need to use evidence to prove that the trucker or another party owes you compensation.
We will gather evidence to demonstrate these four elements of negligence were true of your case:
- The liable party owed you a duty of care
- They breached that duty of care
- You were injured as a result
- You suffered losses and costs due to your injury
The other party may try to dispute these basic facts of your case. However, an Atlanta truck wreck lawyer from our firm can help you assert your right to seek a recovery.
How We Proceed with a Claim or Lawsuit
We will either seek compensation through an insurance settlement or a lawsuit. Your lawyer will take the route that presents the best possible option for your compensation.
If we take your case to trial, know that our team has experience in the courtroom that we can put to work for you. We know what goes into filing a lawsuit and are unafraid of going against a trucking company’s legal team.
If your case goes to trial, we could continue working with the insurer. Even after filing suit, your lawyer will continue fighting for a settlement on your behalf. If the insurer agrees to pay for your losses while your case unfolds at trial, our firm could resolve your case out of court.
How We Will Defend You Against Aggressive Insurance Companies
You have rights when it comes to negotiating a settlement with the insurance company. Per O.C.G.A. § 33-6-34, insurance companies are prohibited from doing the following:
- Misrepresenting certain aspects of your policy
- Refusing to pay claims without valid reasons why
- Failing to respond to your messages within reasonable periods
- Offering you compensation that does not fairly account for your losses
We are familiar with these common challenges to injury cases, and our team knows how to counter unfair claims and aggressive tactics. We will use evidence to prove what your case is worth and seek fair compensation.
Why Choose Kaine Law to Represent Your Truck Accident Case?
When you choose Kaine Law, you can expect the following:
- Availability to take your call 24/7
- A free initial case review so you can learn your options at no obligation
- Contingency-fee based representation so you can get started with no upfront fees
- A track record of multi-million dollar settlements and awards for past clients
Our attorneys will support you through the whole process of a claim or lawsuit. We bring personalized attention to every case our team takes on.
We Have Experience Seeking Justice for Victims in Atlanta
For multiple decades, we’ve worked with truck accident victims in Atlanta. Our lawyers’ local experience means that:
- We are familiar faces in Atlanta courtrooms and can work towards a smooth process for a civil lawsuit.
- Our lawyers understand local and state laws and can use this knowledge to your benefit.
- Our local resources and relationships allow us to seek strong evidence for your case.
Our attorneys know how to build your case in Atlanta, whether you were sideswiped by a truck driver on I-85 or run off the road on I-20.
Pinpointing How Negligence Caused Your Atlanta Truck Accident
In the U.S., large trucks are involved in about 8.8% of all fatal crash accidents – and in Georgia, the problem is even worse. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), large trucks were involved in 9.8% of fatal crashes.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), most of the top reasons for truck crashes are related to driver errors. Our team will work to identify how these and other forms of driver recklessness led to your accident:
- Use of prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs
- Failure to observe traffic and surroundings
- Driver distraction or inattention
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- A failure to adjust driving based on road conditions
On the other hand, many other factors can contribute to a truck accident. Our team will work to understand how your accident happened and who should be held accountable.
Other Potentially Responsible Parties in Your Truck Accident Case
Many parties are involved in the day-to-day operations of a commercial trucking company. If any of these parties do not do their part to keep others safe, they can be held financially accountable for their actions.
After completing our investigation, we may find that one or more of the following parties owe you money:
- The trucking company
- The cargo loading crew
- The truck’s manufacturer
You could even hold a government agency responsible for your losses if they didn’t maintain safe road conditions.
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Kaine Law Can Help If You’re Facing These Catastrophic Injuries
Truck accidents can lead to some of the most devastating injury accidents on the roads.
In our work with truck accident survivors, we’ve seen the many costs involved with catastrophic injuries. Our team is prepared to help victims with the lifelong costs of injuries, such as:
Serious traumatic brain injuries can result from direct trauma to the brain (such as skull fracture) or indirect forces on the head in the wake of a crash. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause major disruption to the brain and much of the body.
Healthline reports that you might require any of the following medical attention if you face a TBI:
- Initial emergency care: You may have needed an MRI, CT scan, or other neurological tests to diagnose your injury. Your ER care may have addressed the life-threatening complications of a TBI, such as bleeding or fluid build-up in the brain.
- Ongoing care: You may need one or more types of therapy to heal from a TBI. These include speech therapy, physical therapy to improve physical coordination, and cognitive therapy to regain your memory and other brain function. You could also need medications for mood regulation and more. Such care could be necessary for months, years, or the rest of your life.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can require costly medical procedures immediately after a crash. As time goes on, spinal cord injuries can also leave survivors with many other costs, including those for modifying a home or vehicle, and adapting to a new way of life.
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, spinal cord treatment and care could entail:
- Initial emergency care: In the wake of a spinal cord injury, you could have had surgery to remove pressure in the spinal cord or address other potential complications. You may have had other experimental treatments, such as steroid injections.
- Ongoing costs: Your doctors could recommend many types of therapy, including physical therapy, rehabilitation to help you practice new motor skills, and other independence skill-building. You may require adaptive equipment such as computer-based assistive technology, your car and home modifications to accommodate a wheelchair or powerchair, and more.
Other Serious Injuries
Other injuries may not require lifelong or long-term care, but they could also be painful and costly. If you face any of the following serious injuries, our team could help you seek the settlement or award you deserve:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Burns or disfigurement
- Sprains and strains
- Internal injuries
- Back and neck injuries, including whiplash
What You Can Do to Protect the Value of Your Atlanta Injury Case
You could be overwhelmed by the aftermath of a truck crash. At the same time, you can take several important steps to protect your right to compensation.
Consider the following:
Follow Your Doctors’ Recommendations
When you’re getting treatment, your doctor may recommend any of the following:
- Taking medications
- Seeing specialists
- Attending follow-up appointments
- Getting lab work
- Attending physical therapy
The best thing you can do for your injury case is to follow these recommendations. Take prescribed medications and attend necessary appointments. This is important for two reasons: your health and your injury case.
An insurance company could claim that you made your injuries worse if you don’t get all advised care. You can avoid this situation by heeding your doctors’ orders.
Avoid Making Statements That Can Be Used Against You
There are several situations where the other party could use your words to harm your case, including:
- Phone calls with insurance companies
- Recorded statements collected by an adjuster
- Social media posts following your accident
Keep conversations with an insurance company to a minimum. If they ask you to speak about the crash, only offer basic details. You don’t have to make comments about your own suspected level of fault or your actions during the crash.
Also, refrain from posting on social media after the crash. The other party could use your statements to mischaracterize your accident, your injuries, or your level of fault for the crash.
Take Action Promptly – Georgia Gives Most Claimants Two Years to File Suit
O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 details Georgia’s statute of limitations. As the injured party, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. However, this deadline may not apply to you – especially if you plan on suing a government entity.
For instance, if a truck owned by the city hit you, you could have only six months to file a lawsuit, as explained under O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5.
Our team can identify the liable party and determine how long you have to file your case. While many Atlanta truck accident cases are resolved through insurance negotiations, we advise that you act promptly and prepare to bring a case to trial if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions in Truck Accident Cases
We can answer your questions during your free case review. However, here are some answers to top questions from our truck accident clients:
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The value of an injury case varies based on the details of the accident and injuries. When we investigate your case, we will give you a sense of its potential value based on the following:
- The cost of your medical care
- How serious your injuries are
- Whether you had to change jobs or reduce your hours
- How the accident affected your family life
- Who is responsible for paying you
In other words, calculating a potential settlement or award amount is complicated and depends on each person’s situation. We can tell you more about your case’s possible value after we investigate your accident.
Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer is a personal choice. However, our lawyers’ help could benefit you if you were facing any one or more of these circumstances:
- You have serious or catastrophic injuries.
- You aren’t well enough physically or mentally to take on a case.
- You want help understanding your rights and legal options.
- You don’t want to deal with insurance companies on your own.
- You don’t have time to handle settlement negotiations or a lawsuit during your recovery.
Our team can take care of all the legal details while you focus on your well-being.
Can I Sue the Truck Driver?
As mentioned previously, we may advise taking your case to civil court or proceeding with an insurance claim. Our team could bring a case against the truck driver and another liable party, such as a trucking company.
In that case, we may end up filing suit against both the truck driver and the trucking company. Our staff can explain more about when it makes sense to take your case to trial and the advantages a trial offers (and the disadvantages it presents).
We Will Go Over Your Legal Options in Georgia with a Free Case Review
We offer all of our clients free initial case reviews. This gives you the chance to ask our team any questions about your case, our services, and the types of damages you can recover.
Your case review also comes at no obligation. If you do not think that we are a good fit, you are under no obligation to work with us.
You do not need to be uncertain about your legal options any longer. Let our team address any concerns you may have about the financial recovery process. This can give you insight into your case’s prospects and alleviate your stress.
When to Retain Our Legal Team’s Services
You don’t have to wait to seek legal help. No matter where you are in your process after an accident, you can give our team a call.
Contact us if:
- You were just in an accident and don’t know what’s next.
- You’ve started the insurance claims process but want to learn more about your options.
- You’re being contacted by insurance companies and want to understand your rights.
- You’re facing aggressive or unfair insurance tactics.
- You want help with your injury case.
Our team is ready to help.
If You’re in Pain, Call Kaine Law for Help with a Truck Accident
Truck accident cases can be complicated and intimidating, but they don’t have to be. Our team can stand up for your right to compensation in the face of a major trucking company.
Call our team at (404) 214-2001 to learn more about working with a lawyer from Kaine Law. In addition to Atlanta, we also serve truck accident victims in Conyers, Lawrenceville, and Stockbridge. We are ready to get acquainted with you and your legal goals today.