It can be worth it to hire a truck accident lawyer in Georgia to help with identifying negligent parties and fighting for compensation. Truck accidents can differ from other accidents due to the involvement of trucking companies.
These crashes can also cause more serious injuries and higher costs, making it even more crucial to fight for proper damages.
We Handle Communications with Involved Parties
Accidents involve a lot of talking. Phone calls to insurance alone are extraordinarily stressful. Fortunately, you don’t have to do this yourself. The truck accident lawyers at Kaine Law can deal with phone calls, emails, and paperwork.
We can communicate with:
- Insurance adjusters
- Trucking companies
- Auto shops
If you are stressed out, worried, frustrated, or unsure about talking to someone involved in your case, we can do the talking instead.
We Consult Those in the Know
It is crucial to gather evidence from doctors or witnesses. We can contact anyone who may have important information about your accident, including experts who can analyze the crash, the vehicles, your injuries, or even specific auto parts that may have been defective.
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We Come with Experience
For you, this truck crash is hopefully a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You are not an expert on this topic and shouldn’t have to become one to receive the compensation you deserve.
For us, handling truck accidents is our job. We are familiar with the process of pursuing damages and can use that knowledge to help you. Hiring a Kaine Law truck accident lawyer in Georgia means gaining someone who knows about:
- Trucking regulations
- Federal laws
- Negligent actions
- Case valuation
- Legal procedure
- Negotiation tactics
- Paperwork requirements
For example, the commercial truck industry has its own set of rules and regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) outlines very specific hours-of-service limits for drivers. This includes 11-hour driving limits, 14-hour “driving window” limits, and 60-hour/7-day or 70-hour/8-day duty limits. A driver who violated the hours-of-service limits can be held negligent for an accident.
Determining if a driver violated one of these complicated limits or another regulation is part of a truck injury attorney’s job. We are already acquainted with these requirements. In addition, deciphering legalese and understanding the nuances of how to negotiate with an obstinate insurance company are all aspects we can handle.
Our Track Record in Georgia Trucking Accidents
Kaine Law’s case results illustrate our experience with truck accidents. Some of our notable case results include:
- $995,000 for a client rear-ended by a truck
- $330,000 for a client struck by a truck that ran a red light
- $267,000 for a client injured by a truck in a parking lot
While the amount you receive will depend on the circumstances of your crash, we have a proven track record in obtaining fair compensation. From the initial investigation to going to court, we oversee the many details so you can focus on healing.
We Fight for Your Compensation
We are your representation. That means we go into battle for you, standing up to insurance and trucking companies to make sure your claim or lawsuit is valued fairly.
All insurance companies want to save money, and they may attempt to do so by:
- Shifting blame
- Undervaluing your case
- Dismissing your claim
- Rushing a settlement
- Dragging out your case
They hope to persuade you to accept a lower settlement or even drop your pursuit of compensation entirely out of exhaustion. To combat these tactics, we offer support with:
- Case valuation
- Settlement review
We stand up for what we believe your case is worth, make sure settlement terms are acceptable, and fight for respectful treatment.
Don’t Let Your Injuries Be Minimized
Ironically, because injuries are often more severe with truck accidents and therefore require more compensation, insurance companies will fight harder to nickel-and-dime you; the stakes are higher. They will attempt to lower the settlement by any means necessary. When faced with a particularly reluctant Georgia insurance company, it’s worth it to hire a truck accident lawyer to push adjusters to accurately value your case and injuries. Your costs could include:
- Burn treatment
- Physical therapy
- Long-term care
For instance, if you suffered a spinal cord injury, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates lifetime costs of $1.2 million to $5.1 million. Even just a broken leg costs around $7,500, while a three-day hospitalization can soar up to $30,000, according to Healthcare.gov.
Our truck accident attorneys can work with doctors, economists, and other experts to determine an accurate accounting of your injury costs. Our use of specialist testimony and medical records can emphasize the extent of what you suffered.
We Identify All Negligent Parties
Fighting for your compensation includes investigating everyone liable for your accident. Truck accidents often involve several possible parties who could have played a role or be held responsible, including:
- Trucking companies
- Third parties
- Auto manufacturers
The person who was negligent may not be the one who is liable. If the trucking company assumes liability for their drivers, they can be accountable for accidents. By contrast, if the driver was an independent contractor, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit against them for payment. Untangling these threads of liability is a major part of a truck crash lawyer’s job.
Additionally, our attorneys research whether multiple factors led to the crash. For example, your accident may have been caused by a truck driver who violated the hours-of-service and a faulty part installed by an auto shop. Both parties could be held responsible.
Suing a Municipality
You may also be able to sue a Georgia municipality if poor maintenance of roadways or other negligence contributed. The timeline of these lawsuits depends on if a city, county, or state was responsible (O.C.G.A. § 36-33-5, § 36-11-1, § 50-21-26). We can sort out which municipality applies and how long you have to take action.
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If you still have questions about whether it’s worth it to hire a truck accident lawyer in Georgia, Kaine Law can provide information in a free consultation. You don’t have to commit to hiring our team, just get answers. Call today for assistance at (404) 214-2001.