After getting hurt in a truck accident, you may have many questions on your mind. Who will pay for your losses? How will you negotiate with the insurer?
Not only can Kaine Law answer your questions, but we can manage every aspect of your personal injury case. A Conyers truck accident lawyer can secure financial recovery for the damages resulting from your collision.
Your Legal Options after Getting Hurt
Kaine Law prides itself on transparency. We do not want you to be in the dark about anything involving your case. We will provide you with updates about your case’s progression and explain what measures could help you resolve your situation.
Here are just two of your legal options:
We Can File an Insurance Claim
The Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire says that every motor vehicle operator—including commercial trucks—must carry insurance. After we learn about the details of your accident, we will file a claim with the truck’s insurer.
However, even if the other party clearly caused your accident, they may treat you unfairly. They may argue that you are not actually hurt or that your negligence caused the collision, not their employee.
We will stand between you and any allegations that prevent your case from reaching its conclusion. The state also protects injured claimants against bad faith insurance practices, as explained under O.C.G.A § 33-6-34. We will make sure that you are treated fairly during our partnership.
We Can File a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If the trucking company’s insurer refuses to settle your case out of court, then we can file a lawsuit on your behalf. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 says that you have two years to file your lawsuit for a personal injury or wrongful death case.
However, if you were struck by a truck that was under the purview of the city, you have six months from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit, according to O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5.
To advance your lawsuit, your Conyers truck accident lawyer can:
- Manage your case’s paperwork
- Give information to the defendant’s legal team during the discovery phase
- Represent your interests in court
- Present evidence to demonstrate the cause of your accident and the cost of your damages
- Interview and cross-examine witnesses
- Call on your healthcare team to testify on your behalf
Going to court can be expensive and time-consuming. After filing your lawsuit, the insurer may decide that they want to settle. If they present an offer that meets your needs, then we can conclude your case at that point.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving Conyers, call 404-214-2001
Types of Damages You Can Recover
A truck accident can result in a host of damages—some of which you may not be able to pay for on your own. All truckers and the companies they work for are obligated to keep road users safe. When they do not do this, we believe that they should have to pay for your damages.
Some types of damages our team can secure for you include:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that the average commercial truck weighs at least 40 tons. As you already know, when a truck collides with a smaller vehicle, injured parties can suffer extensive injuries.
To address your condition, some of your healthcare expenses may include:
- Surgical procedures
- Doctors’ appointments
- Life support
- Assistive equipment
- Physical examinations
- Lab tests
- Imaging scans
Your condition may require medical care over a long-term period. Kaine Law can determine how much your healthcare expenses could cost you in the future. We can include these expenses in your claim for compensation.
Your recovery period may have required your full attention. As such, you may have had to call out of work. We can help you seek compensation for the following losses:
- Employee benefits
- Paid time off (PTO)
If you suffered a truck accident while on the job, our team can discuss the possibility of filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Loss of Future Earning Capacity
If you can return to work, you may be unable to perform your usual duties. You may have to switch from full-time to part-time work. Our team can include your lost earning ability in your case.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
Pain and suffering accounts for:
- The physical pain that your injuries caused
- Your emotional turmoil
- The development of any mental health complications, like post-traumatic stress disorder
- Your loss of enjoyment of life
The cost of your pain and suffering will depend on numerous factors, including the types of injuries you suffered and the cost of your other losses. Kaine Law is no stranger to calculating the cost of claimants’ pain and suffering.
Expenses if You Lost a Loved One
You may have lost a close loved one due to a truck accident. If you are interested in filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, our team will handle your case with empathy and compassion.
Additionally, we can seek recovery for the following:
- Funeral expenses
- End-of-life medical bills
- Lost income
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household benefits
We can also seek compensation for “loss of parental guidance” for any minor children who lost a parent or guardian.
Are You in Pain? Call Kaine Law
Do you still have questions about working with a Conyers truck accident lawyer? If so, give Kaine Law a call. We can provide more information about how our team can handle your personal injury case.
Some concerns that you can share with our law firm include:
- What happens if the insurer denies my claim?
- How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?
- Can my lawyer arrange for medical care?
- How long will it take to resolve my case?
You can ask these questions and more by calling (404) 214-2001. Your first case review is performed at no cost to you.