5 Types of Compensation Available After a Georgia Accident Involving a Commercial Truck (Part B)

A Georgia accident with a commercial truck can cause devastating damage. If you have been injured in a serious accident involving a negligent truck driver, contact an Atlanta trucking accident  lawyer who knows how to handle trucking company tactics and will defend and fight for your claim.

The sheer mass of a commercial truck with a fully loaded tractor trailer has disastrous consequences. A loaded truck can weigh up to 80,000 lbs.; by comparison, a standard passenger car weighs between 2,000 and 3,000 lbs.

Compensation You May Qualify for in an Atlanta Trucking Accident Claim

Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
are also important factors in the value of a Georgia accident claim involving a commercial truck. The serious nature of truck accidents makes them more likely to result in permanent disability for the victims involved, and it is likely that you will have to take off time from work to recover from your injuries and the psychological stress and trauma of the accident.

If the accident left you unable to work, or less able to work, you are entitled to compensation for your decreased earning potential, which is dependent on your pre-injury earnings, your age, and other factors.

Loss of consortium, or companionship
, may also be available if you are married and have become permanently disabled.

A Georgia accident attorney may be able to help with your Atlanta trucking accident claim, but it's important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. It's likely that if you've been in an accident with a commercial truck, the trucking company has already begun their investigation, looking for anything that might minimize your injuries or discredit the validity of your injury claim.

Securing trustworthy legal representation from a law firm that will treat you like a family member can ease the burden of dealing with a serious accident and its ramifications.

Contacting an Atlanta Trucking Accident Lawyer

If you are the victim of a truck driver's negligence or carelessness in a Georgia accident involving a commercial truck, 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 - 404-467-0909.