Wrecks involving commercial trucks can affect every aspect of your life and can even impact the lives of the people you love. The truck accident lawyers at Kaine Law are here to help injured drivers obtain the compensation they deserve.
We pride ourselves on offering compassion to our clients while standing firm against trucking companies.
How Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help after an Accident
Our lawyers and support staff are ready to fight for your rights and win you fair compensation. If you are the victim of an accident, let us help you by:
- Gathering evidence
- Consulting with accident reconstructionists and other experts
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Investigating the accident
- Speaking with eyewitnesses from the scene of the accident
- Identifying the liable parties
- Calculating a settlement from your losses and any property damage
- Filing your injury claim
- Handling all communications with the other party and their insurer
- Answering any questions you may have about the crash
- Representing you in court, if the case goes to trial
Handling a truck accident claim is often complicated. Our team understands these complexities. One such complication is that much of the evidence we need is in the hands of the trucking company.
Evidence may include:
- Hours of service logs
- Maintenance records
- The driver’s history of accidents or workplace issues
- Any positive drug or alcohol tests
We know how to prevent it from destroying evidence and how to protect your right to compensation.
We Can Help You Fight For Compensation
Once we have investigated your case, we can determine a value for your injuries and other losses. We will fight for compensation to cover the following:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Past and future medical bills
- Past lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous costs, such as the costs of renovating your house or vehicle to accommodate a disability
If you have lost a loved one due to a truck accident, we can help. We understand there are many losses families have to face after fatal truck accidents.
To compensate you for your losses, we can negotiate for a fair wrongful death settlement from the liable parties. We would appreciate the opportunity to help you during such a difficult time.
We Can Help Prove Fault In Your Truck Accident Case
Establishing fault and identifying the liable parties in a truck accident can be difficult. This is because several parties may share liability. The parties we may hold responsible include:
- The truck driver: If the truck driver’s negligent or reckless behavior caused the accident, we can hold them liable.
- The vehicle manufacturer: If a truck malfunction or part failure caused your accident, the vehicle or part manufacturer may be liable.
- The maintenance company: If improper maintenance caused or contributed to the accident, we can hold the maintenance company liable.
- The trucking company: The trucking company may be liable through vicarious liability laws. These laws state that employers are responsible for their employees’ actions so long as those actions are taken within the scope of employment.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
There are many ways that a truck driver’s negligence can cause an accident, including:
Driving While Fatigued
Many drivers stay on the road for extended hours instead of resting as required by 49 CFR § 395.3.
Driving without sleep can cause disastrous accidents. In fact, driving without sleep is similar to driving while intoxicated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Driving a big rig or 18-wheeler requires proper training. If a trucking company fails to properly train every one of its drivers, there can be serious and dangerous incidents to others on the road. Their negligence can even cause death.
Vehicles and equipment must be inspected regularly to prevent defects and malfunctions that can lead to wrecks. Infrequent inspections can lead to an accident.
Our team can help determine how a driver’s or company’s negligence caused your accident.
You Have a Limited Time to Act
Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you have two years to file a lawsuit after a truck accident, but there are reasons you want to act quickly. Evidence may be lost, parties may move away, and memories can fade.
You can protect your right to compensation by acting quickly.
You Can Afford Legal Help
Kaine Law handles cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you pay nothing upfront and only pay us if you recover compensation. We recover our payment from your settlement or court award.
You worry about recovering from your injuries, not about how you will pay for our help. You take on no risk when you enlist our help.
Call Us for Your Free Consultation
At Kaine Law, our experienced team stops at nothing to help truck accident victims receive financial compensation. Our law firm has experience with trucking accidents across the state of Georgia, helping clients from our offices in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Conyers, and Stockbridge.
Contact us today to see how our team can help you: (404) 214-2001.