If you were hurt in a McDonough collision caused by a negligent truck driver, Kaine Law may be able to help you get compensation for your related losses. We will review the details of what happened for free. It may be possible to file an insurance claim or sue the driver and their employer for money damages.
Our team regularly represents victims of traffic accidents, including those caused by drivers of commercial vehicles. We know how to handle these cases and do so on a contingency-fee basis. Our clients pay no attorney’s fees unless we secure payment for their damages.
How Much is My Henry County Truck Accident Case Worth?
There is no way we can put an accurate value on your trucking collision claim until we investigate the crash and determine the facts of your case. There are many factors that play a role in determining the value of a case. This could include:
- The type and severity of injuries you suffered
- The treatment and support necessary to heal from your injuries
- If your injuries have any long-term or lasting effects
- If you cannot go back to your previous job because of a disability
- Any impact on your quality of life
- The circumstances that led to the crash
- The liable party or parties and their insurance coverage
Damages You May Recover
During our investigation of your case, we will collect documentation of the harm you suffered due to the crash. This includes both economic and non-economic harm, such as physical injuries, emotional damages, and financial losses. Specific damages you could recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills, including future care costs
- Lost wages and reduced ability to earn income
- Property damages
- Other financial expenses or losses
Unlike some states, Georgia law does not limit how much an accident victim can recover based on their economic or non-economic damages. If we can prove you suffered related losses and expenses, we can seek to recover money from the liable parties.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident lawyer serving McDonough, call 404-214-2001
Kaine Law Helps Truck Accident Victims Seek Justice Through the Civil Courts
If you were hurt in a truck crash in Henry County, a McDonough personal injury lawyer from Kaine Law may be able to seek compensation on your behalf by:
- Filing an insurance claim against the liable parties
- Suing the liable parties in a Henry County civil court
We represent clients throughout the greater Atlanta area, including McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton, and Locust Grove. Attorney Evan Kaine has decades of experience fighting—and winning—cases for clients injured in crashes like yours. You can see what our previous clients say about us by reading our reviews and ratings.
We provide free case reviews and work based on contingent fees. This means:
- You will not pay for us to analyze and explain your legal options.
- We do not ask for any money up front.
- You do not pay attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
- We receive a portion of your settlement or court award if we win.
Why We May Need to File a Lawsuit
While we can often negotiate an agreement without going to trial, this is not always possible. Under O.C.G.A. § 33-6-34, you do not have to accept a settlement agreement when the insurer will not provide an appropriate payout. We may need to sue the at-fault parties if their insurer:
- Will not cover what the applicable policy should cover
- Denies your claim
- Tries to wait until your deadline to sue expires before settling
- Offers too low of a settlement
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Proving Liability in a Georgia Truck Accident Case
Like other types of car accident cases, the at-fault driver may be liable for your collision with an 18-wheeler. Just because they are a professional driver does not mean they cannot be careless or reckless behind the wheel. To show they caused the crash, we must gather evidence to prove the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
This is usually possible by:
- Showing the traffic laws broken that led to the crash
- Documenting how the accident occurred
- Proving your injuries
- Providing receipts, bills, and invoices related to your damages
The truck driver’s employer may be vicariously liable or directly liable for your injuries, as well. This may occur if:
- Their driver was working within the course and scope of their job description when the crash occurred.
- The company hired or retained the driver despite previous negligence or other bad behavior.
- The company failed to ensure the driver received proper training and certification.
- The employer negligently entrusted the driver with the truck or with equipment they did not have the experience or ability to use.
Kaine Law goes toe-to-toe with corporate insurers and legal teams representing trucking companies and other large corporations in many of these cases. You do not want to try this on your own. We can handle your case from beginning to end while you focus on healing and returning to your favorite activities.
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How Quickly do I Need to Act to Recover Compensation in My Case?
Georgia has a two-year deadline on most personal injury lawsuits, per O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. If you miss this deadline, you could lose the right to sue the truck driver and their employer over your accident. This could make it difficult or impossible to recover a fair payout.
Occasionally, exceptions apply to this deadline. This is not common but may be possible if the driver was working for the federal government, the state of Georgia, the City of McDonough, Henry County, or another government agency.
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You can reach a team member from Kaine Law now by calling (404) 214-2001. We will assess your legal options and rights for free. We want to answer your questions and discuss your crash care with you. We can also ensure you understand the services we offer and how our contingency-fee payment plans work.