A collision with a truck can change your life in many ways. You might lose the ability to work, suffer painful injuries, or have to hire others to help you with basic tasks. How can you get back on your feet after such a devastating accident?
A Loganville personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law would be happy to file a case on your behalf. Taking legal action could enable you to collect a settlement from the liable party, ensuring you do not have to worry about your financial situation as you recover. Our personal injury attorneys can handle all related tasks on your behalf.
Taking Action After a Truck Accident
Immediately after a collision, your focus will rightfully be on your health and getting the medical care you need to treat your injuries. Once you have begun treatment, you should start thinking about:
- Holding the at-fault party accountable for their actions
- Hiring one of our truck accident lawyers to manage your case
- Figuring out how much your case is worth and how you can collect compensation
Once you hire Kaine Law, you will not have to worry about proving your case or negotiating with the other party’s insurance company. Our legal team can do all of that for you and more. We are prepared to:
- Investigate your case with the specific goal of finding enough evidence to establish the at-fault party’s liability
- Quantify your losses to make sure that you ask for an appropriate amount of compensation from the at-fault party’s insurer
- Send the insurer a demand letter that explains how much compensation you want and why
- Negotiate hard for enough compensation to cover all of your past and future bills
- Argue your case in court before a judge and jury, if we need to seek a jury award instead of a pretrial settlement
- Manage all paperwork and communications between all of the involved parties, including you
If at any time you have questions or concerns about how your case is going, you can consult our attorney right away. At Kaine Law, the client is always the top priority. We are happy to help clients better understand their rights, their legal options, and their case.
Time Limits and Costs of Legal Representation
These may be two of your biggest concerns as you consider moving forward with a lawsuit. Kaine Law can make it easier for you to navigate both of these obstacles.
O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 states that, in most cases, you must begin your case within two years of the accident date or lose your right to compensation. We recommend coming in to see us as soon as possible after an accident so we can:
- Tell you if your case still falls within this deadline
- Determine if there are any exceptions we can employ if the deadline has already passed
- Start strategizing about how to handle your case
As for attorney’s fees, we never send clients a bill until after getting them compensation. We do not want you to worry about how you can afford legal expenses on top of everything else, so we make sure to take a percentage of your settlement as payment rather than making you pay out of pocket. This way, you can feel free to pursue your case without wondering how you will pay for it.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving Loganville, call 404-214-2001
How Truck Accident Settlements Compensate Survivors
You can seek compensation for two broad types of losses: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include any monetary or professional losses you incurred because of the accident, such as:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
This money enables you to pay your bills and take care of your family. On the other hand, non-economic damages represent the physical and mental toll the truck accident has taken on you, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
Receiving non-economic damages will not truly compensate you for the health and abilities you have lost. It is still important, though, as it can provide an extra financial cushion for your family, as well as further penalizing the at-fault party for their careless or reckless behavior.
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Finding Who Is Liable for Your Truck Accident
One of our most important jobs is to identify and locate the party (or parties) whose negligent behavior contributed to your accident. To prove a case against them, we would have to establish these four points:
- Duty of care: Is there a law or regulation stating that the other party must look out for your welfare by avoiding reckless actions?
- Breach of duty: Did anything about the other party’s behavior that day break a law or ignore a regulation?
- Causation: Did the other party’s recklessness directly cause or contribute to your truck accident?
- Damages: Did you suffer personally and professionally because of the truck accident that the other party caused?
In many cases, we end up suing the truck driver and/or the company they work for when:
- Drivers ignore traffic signs or signals.
- Drivers allow themselves to be distracted by items like cell phones, which they are prohibited from using their hands to operate while driving, per the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
- Trucking companies do not train or vet their drivers sufficiently.
- Trucking companies do not maintain their vehicles as legally required.
More rarely, we sue a manufacturer for selling a faulty vehicle part or a local government for not maintaining the roadway.
Whether you already suspect who the liable party is or have no idea how your truck accident happened, our team wants to help. We can confirm who caused the accident and make sure they do not get away with it.
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Kaine Law has spent multiple decades fighting to protect the rights of personal injury survivors like you. To find out what our Loganville truck accident lawyer can do for your case, contact our office at any time. Members of our team are standing by 24/7 to assist you at no cost or obligation.