If you or a loved one was injured in a collision, your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering may threaten your financial security. Financial responsibility should fall to the negligent truck driver or to his employer, not to you.
Kaine Law can help you build a case after your truck accident. You do not need to worry about negotiating a settlement, calculating your damages, or going to court on your own. Let our Lawrenceville truck accident lawyers do that for you. Our priority is securing compensation for you and protecting your rights.
All of Your Accident-Related Losses Have Value
Right now, your primary concern might be recovering compensation for your economic losses, like your healthcare expenses and lost wages. However, based on your situation, you can recover compensation for other losses.
These losses could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
Kaine Law can review the details surrounding your case and help determine the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving Lawrenceville, call 404-214-2001
Your Lawyer Can Prove Negligence in Your Lawrenceville Truck Accident Case
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that most collisions result from human error. This information tells us that your accident may have been the direct result of a truck driver’s negligence.
We will need to use various information in your case to prove that the other party was negligent. The police report, traffic camera footage, your medical records, and testimony from witnesses can help us make these assertions.
Explaining the Four Elements of Negligence
The four elements of negligence include:
- Duty of care: We must prove that the negligent party (in this example, the truck driver) had an obligation to keep motorists and pedestrians safe.
- Breach of duty: We must show that even though the other party had a duty of care, they did not uphold it. For instance, if the trucker was driving while distracted, drunk, or tired, these actions would have breached their duty of care to you.
- Causation: Using the information we find, we must show that the other party caused your accident.
- Damages: Your lawyer must prove that you suffered accident-related losses. These do not have to be economic losses.
We understand that without a legal background, proving negligence can be confusing. But you do not have to worry about memorizing these elements or proving them to the insurer. Kaine Law can do that for you.
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Our Team Can Negotiate with the Insurance Company
While a trucker might have caused your accident, their employer’s insurer could be liable for your damages. However, they may not want to pay for your losses. O.C.G.A. § 33-6-34 outlines the protections that injured claimants have when negotiating with insurance companies.
The law prohibits these agencies from:
- Denying claims without giving valid reasons why
- Intentionally offering less money than claimants deserve
- Misrepresenting the details of certain policies
- Failing to communicate with you in a timely manner
The trucking company’s insurer may want to settle your case as quickly as they can. Initially, this may seem like a good thing. However, if they do not offer a reasonable sum that covers your expenses, you do not have to accept it. We can keep negotiating for a settlement until you get what you are owed.
If those negotiations are not successful, we will be prepared to sue the liable party and represent you in court.
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Trucks Must Share Georgia’s Roads and Highways as Safely as Possible
When passenger vehicles and commercial trucks of all sizes share Georgia’s streets and highways, passenger vehicles have a distinct disadvantage due to the size discrepancy between the two vehicles.
While both parties have a responsibility to each other, truck drivers should be vigilant about spotting these much smaller vehicles on the road. They should take extra caution with making turns, especially since they make much wider turns than other vehicles. Because trucks require greater stopping distance, their drivers should also be cautious to maintain a safe distance between themselves and smaller vehicles.
If driver behavior, vehicle flaws or defects, or faulty parts of components led to your accident, our team will uncover it. Whatever the cause of your truck accident, our investigative team will help you prove it.
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Our Team will Figure Out How Your Crash Happened
Your accident could have happened for many reasons. A driver could have:
- Been drunk
- Been distracted
- Decided to speed or otherwise violate road rules
- Been drowsy or under the influence of over-the-counter medication
Our commitment to you is supported by reviews from our past clients, who say things like “Mr. Kaine helped me when I was down. He fought for me when no one else would. We need more lawyers like Evan Kaine.” (D.G.).
Your Lawyer Will Determine Who Caused Your Truck Accident
Parties that could have caused your accident include:
- A commercial truck or 18-wheeler driver
- A moving truck driver, like the one WSB-TV reports, caused the death of an elderly Lawrenceville woman in 2018
- A vehicle operator in a truck they drive for personal use
Other ways you or a loved one could have been affected by a truck accident include negligence on the part of the city, the truck parts manufacturer, or a repair worker. The city could have failed to replace a missing or damaged sign that led the truck driver to become confused.
The truck parts manufacturer could have been aware of a defect and still sold the part to consumers anyway. A repair worker could have neglected to put your car back together correctly after working on it, or broken an auto part and did not tell you.
We Will Collect Evidence of Your Lawrenceville Truck Accident’s Cause and Cost
Before we make a settlement demand, we investigate, collect, and scrutinize evidence that supports your insurance claim or lawsuit. It can be an overwhelming process. It can also be time-consuming and stressful, but you can leave the legal details up to us while you concentrate on getting well.
When our team builds it, your comprehensive evidence file will contain:
- The trucker’s logbook and hours-of-services records
- The trucker in-dash and outward-facing dash-cam footage
- Statements from laypersons who witnessed the collision
- Statements and opinions from trucking industry experts
- The trucking company’s cargo and loading records
- Post-accident blood alcohol content test results
- The official truck accident report made to local police
Some of the evidence we collect for you can be hard to come by on your own. Our team understands how important evidence collection is, so we do it for you. That means you will have a complete evidence file before settlement negotiations start. This is important because your evidence can greatly influence the settlement process.
Your Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Recover for the Loss of a Loved One
Losing a beloved family member is always difficult. Losing them due to the suddenness and unexpectedness of a truck accident can be even more difficult. If your family lost one of its members in the accident, you have our deepest condolences. You also have our commitment to help you fight to recover damages for your loss.
We carefully evaluate your case and your loss and make sure the list of compensable damages is complete and comprehensive before submitting it. Wrongful death damages can include:
- The same damages of a personal injury case
- The reasonable costs of your loved one’s funeral
- The reasonable costs of their burial
- Loss of their financial and familial contributions
- Loss of consortium and companionship
Many of the intangible damages on this list can be difficult to quantify. Our car accident team will help with that. We will also make sure your family understands which members can file a wrongful death lawsuit and ensure it is filed on time.
Georgia Places a Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Lawsuits
It’s important for you to know that per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit against a trucking company. However, if the truck was owned and operated by the city of Lawrenceville, you only have six months to file your case, as explained by O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5.
Kaine Law knows the Georgia state law. We can examine the specifics of your case. Our team can also explain how long you have to file a lawsuit. This might be your next step if we fail to secure a settlement with the insurance company and you decide to take your case to court.
If your case is not filed within the state’s statute of limitations, you could forfeit the right to recover compensation for your losses. When our team handles your case, we will make sure you meet all the state’s deadlines.
We Offer Help on a Contingency Fee Basis
Kaine Law understands that truck accidents can result in a range of expenses. We believe that you should not have to make sacrifices to afford legal help. Our personal injury team works on a contingency-fee basis.
- You do not pay us anything unless we resolve your truck accident case.
- You do not pay your Lawrenceville truck accident lawyer to get started on your case.
- We do not charge hourly fees or retainers.
If we do not win your case, then you do not pay us. It’s that simple.
In Pain? Call Kaine Law So We Can Get Started on Your Case
Learn more about how a truck accident lawyer can hold the other party accountable for your losses and help you recover compensation. Call Kaine Law at (404) 214-2001 to speak with a member of our Lawrenceville team. We can help you in Spanish and Bosnian as well.