Dealing With Insurance Companies After a Truck Accident (Part A)

Sheryl L. Burke
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Atlanta Injury Attorney

An accident can be traumatic, especially one involving a large commercial truck. Truck accidents account for more than 400,000 accidents every year in the United States alone. A truck accident often causes fatalities because of the truck’s size, and it's very rare to escape a truck accident without major injuries.

 

Another scary part of being involved in a truck accident is the claims process. It’s often hard to prove liability because of the many parties involved in a trucking company suit. In addition, dealing with insurance companies can be a hassle. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced truck accident attorney at your side to help you deal with all the complexities in the process. Truck accident attorney Sheryl Burke is the right attorney to help you with your Atlanta truck accident claim.

 

After an accident, the first thing insurance companies will do is determine who is at fault. Determining liability can be complex because there are various parties that could be fully or partially liable. These include:

  • truck drivers;
  • trucking companies;
  • truck manufacturers;
  • shipping companies; and
  • independent contractors.

 

Proving Negligence


Because any of these parties may be liable, proving negligence can be complex. In many cases, only the driver is claimed to be negligent. However, your best bet may be to claim that the trucking company is liable. In that case, you would have to show a relationship between the driver and the trucking company and prove that the trucking company was responsible for making the driver cause the truck accident.

 

What You Are Entitled To


However, you don’t have to settle. Truck accident attorney Sheryl Burke will review your case and ask for documents proving all your injuries and damages, such as medical bills, paychecks that show loss of wages, and photographs detailing your physical injures and damage to your vehicle. You may be able to claim compensation for:

  • medical bills;
  • lost wages;
  • property damage; and
  • pain and suffering.

 

Based on your damage and injuries, truck accident attorney Sheryl Burke can calculate the amount of compensation you deserve and will fight for your rights to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.

 

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