Driving anywhere in the Atlanta area comes with risks. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than when being close to commercial trucks and other large vehicles. The drivers of these vehicles may not have proper control of their trucks for any number of reasons. In addition, the massive size of semi-trucks means that a collision is likely to result in life-altering injuries.
An Atlanta truck accident lawyer is prepared to fight for your legal rights after a truck crash. Robert James is prepared to investigate the cause of your collision and pursue the payments you need to move forward. Discuss your options with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney today.
Showing Fault for Truck Crashes
All drivers on Atlanta area roads have an obligation to act responsibly behind the wheel. The fact that a driver is operating a commercial vehicle such as a tractor-trailer, construction vehicle, or delivery van does nothing to change this fact. A negligent trucker who is involved in a collision must provide compensation to affected victims. However, collecting this compensation is only possible when you can show that a trucker was to blame for the crash, which an Atlanta truck accident attorney could take the lead on.
Our attorneys can gather evidence, including police reports, traffic camera footage, and witness statements. We then use this information to build powerful demands for settlement from insurance companies and civil complaints that seek out the compensation you deserve.
Demanding Proper Compensation from At-Fault Truckers and their Employers
A party who is to blame for a truck crash must provide full compensation to their victims. Even so, the burden of proving the extent of your losses is always your responsibility. This is another way in which a truck accident lawyer may be able to help.
Injury cases center around physical injuries, such as broken bones, separated joints, traumatic brain injuries, and even paralysis. A demand for compensation will always seek out the payments needed to cover the costs of all needed medical care. In addition, a comprehensive case must examine how the event has changed other parts of your life. For example, you may miss time at work while making a recovery or be dealing with emotional traumas connected to the incident. Our lawyers are ready to place dollar values on these experiences and demand appropriate compensation.
Identifying Negligent Parties
Another crucial part of a truck accident case is placing blame on all possible parties. When a driver is an employee of a company, and the crash happens while on the clock, the legal concept called respondeat superior says that the employer is jointly liable for all resulting damage. However, if the trucker is an independent contractor or self-employed, they may be the only liable party in a lawsuit.
Our Atlanta lawyers are ready to build strong cases against all negligent defendants in truck accident cases. We also recognize that time is of the essence in every truck crash case. According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 9-3-33, you may have only two years after a collision to seek out compensation. Talking with us now lets us get to work immediately.
Speak with an Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney Now
People who suffer harm following a collision with a truck or other commercial vehicle have the right to seek out payment for their damages. However, obtaining these payments depends on your ability to prove fault for the accident, demonstrate how the incident has affected your life, and meet the legal time limit.
An Atlanta truck accident lawyer is ready to take the lead in each of these areas. We work to protect your legal rights while demanding the full compensation that you need to make your best recovery. Call Robert James Trial Attorneys to set up your free case consultation.