Considering the amount of time that we spend traveling the road, accidents are a part of life. Some can be more serious than others, which is the case with truck accidents. There are almost 200 people killed every year in Georgia because of tractor-trailers.
The size difference between these commercial trucks and cars is one of the reasons that these accidents are so severe. It would be best if you had an experienced truck accident lawyer like Seth Bader. Our Norcross office has successfully handled many different types of truck accident cases. It would help if you had someone in your corner that can represent your interests and get you the settlement that you deserve. If you or someone you know has suffered from a trucking accident, contact us today.
What damages am I eligible to recover from my trucking accident?
After the initial shock of an accident, most victims are focused on their medical bills and expenses. How will you ever be able to pay these expenses? You should be focused on healing instead of worrying about money. An experienced attorney can help you build an appropriate claim to cover your bills and damages. The type of damages we ask for can depend on many factors of your case, like:
- How badly were you injured?
- If your injuries will go away in the future.
- Will you have any permanent disfigurements?
- How extensive is your property damage?
- Will your injuries affect your work?
- All your medical bills.
- Will you need any future medical treatment?
- Will your injuries diminish your future quality of life and ability to do daily tasks?
You might not know how these injuries will affect your life until months after your accident. So, it would be best if you had an experienced truck accident attorney that can answer your questions. Your settlement needs to cover your expenses and provide for future costs as well.
Some damages you’re eligible to recover are:
Property Damage: This might seem like common sense, but your car is going to be one of the first things on your mind. The size difference between a truck and car means that vehicles are generally totaled. Your lawsuit should address this type of property damage.
Medical Expenses: Truck accidents are usually the cause of serious injuries. So, your lawsuit should include your medical bills and treatments you need because of your accident.
Loss of Wages: While you are out of work recovering, you won’t be making money. The time that you miss from work will usually be added to the total amount of your damages. Even if you use your vacation time, you can still ask for compensation.
Loss of Potential Earnings: Some trucking accidents will completely change your future. Your injuries could be so severe that you can’t go back to your last job. If you have to give up your career because of your accident, you can seek damages of your loss of future earnings.
Pain and Suffering: There isn’t a way to put a price tag on the pain and suffering you have experienced because of your accident. However, through our experience, we can request compensation that should help you. This damage can cover emotional and physical pain.
Every case is different, and we won’t know the type of damages you can get until we speak with you. Thankfully, we offer a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. Contact us today to begin building your truck accident claim.
What are the parties involved in a truck accident claim?
Since larger companies own most trucks, trucking claims can be very complicated. Some potential defendants in your case can be the:
Truck Driver: The person at the scene of the accident will be the first person on your mind. The driver, however, is probably hauling their load for a larger company. So, while you can go after the truck driver, there will be many more defendants in your case.
Trucking Companies: Since most truck drivers are contractors for larger companies, you will seek most of your damages from trucking companies. If the trucking company owns the truck and isn’t doing proper maintenance, they could be solely responsible for your accident.
Insurance Companies: Every car on the road needs to maintain insurance to be legal, and large trucks are no exception. You’ll need to speak with the insurance company if you’re involved in a trucking accident.
Parts Manufacturer: Sometimes, there is a malfunction with a truck part that causes an accident. In this case, we’re looking at an even bigger lawsuit.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
As you can tell, trucking cases are very complex. It would help if you had an experienced attorney that can build your case and answer your questions throughout the process.
Commercial trucking accidents can affect the rest of your life. It would be best if you had an attorney that is going to fight for your interests. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a trucking accident, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today!