If there was a third party whose negligent actions contributed to your accident, that party can be held legally responsible for the accident when you file a negligence claim.
For truck accidents in Atlanta, a third party might be:
- a person (like a property owner); or
- an entity (such as a manufacturer.)
If your truck accident occurred while you were on the job, in addition to your employer, there may be a number of other parties that owed you a legal duty and therefore could be held responsible for their negligence.
Fortunately, in these third-party negligence claims, there is no GA law that caps how much compensation you can receive from the settlement, unlike with Workers' Comp claims.
If you were involved in a truck accident in Atlanta and sustained serious injuries, it's prudent to explore other claim options. Particularly if your injuries have caused long-term physical and emotional damages and have left you unable to work, you owe it to yourself and your family to exercise your rights and seek the any recompense you're entitled to.
It's likely that you haven't explored all your options yet. Your best bet is to look into getting personal injury representation; contact a lawyer who can investigate your accident and see if a third-party negligence claim may be applicable for you.
Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, such as in a truck accident in Atlanta, 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 - 1-404-842-7838.