Should I hire an attorney to help me with my Georgia truck accident claim?
An Atlanta truck accident lawyer can help protect your legal rights during the often complicated Georgia truck accident claims process. Truck accident cases are more complex than most personal injury claims because of the complexities of federal laws governing interstate truck commerce and safety as well as the distinct possibility that one or more parties may be ultimately liable for your truck accident injuries.
There is also a lot of evidence you will need to gather to help substantiate your Georgia truck accident claim that may be difficult for you to obtain on your own. This can include the log books or electronic records from the truck itself as well as the vehicle's maintenance records, information about the driver, and so on.
An experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer knows what kind of evidence to look for and what may constitute negligence on behalf of the trucking company itself as well as other potential third parties based on the specifics of your truck accident.
Because of the complexity of these types of cases, working with an attorney is recommended only in cases of severe injury or the death of a loved one. If your injuries and property damage are minor, you can most likely settle with the insurance company on your own, though it still might be a good idea to at least consult with an Atlanta truck accident lawyer about your options.
Attempting to settle with the truck company's insurance carrier is not a good idea for severe injuries as they will not take into account the full spectrum of your injuries, including long-term care. If you have an Atlanta truck accident lawyer working on your side, you will have a personal advocate working for a settlement that will address your current and future medical needs as well as quality of life issues.
Contacting an Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or your loved one has been the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, in a Georgia truck accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case.