When a truck gets into an accident with a car, the results can be catastrophic for those in the car. There can be injuries that require surgeries, hospital stays, and extensive rehabilitation. Even more devastating, these accidents can easily lead to a loss of life. If the truck driver was not following proper protocol or if the company they drive for was negligent, they may owe damages.
If you were in a truck accident in Marietta, call S. Burke Law today. We have a truck accident lawyer in Marietta, Georgia, who can walk you through the legal process and fight for your compensation. You can get advice for your unique situation and guidance every step of the way. Call us today for a free consultation and to learn more at (404) 842-7838.
Compensation for Your Losses Is Possible
Insurance companies can reimburse you for some of the losses from a car accident. They may offer you a settlement to cover costs like medical bills and property damage. But those offers do not account for the emotional hardships and lifestyle adjustments you have had to face after your accident. Sheryl L. Burke has first-hand experience with insurance companies and knows how they operate. She is prepared to answer your questions and communicate with the insurance company on your behalf.
Filing a lawsuit can make up for those costs that the insurance company does not take into consideration when offering you a settlement. Choosing to file a lawsuit is a big decision, but we can provide a truck accident lawyer in Marietta, Georgia, to be your teammate.
It is not fair that you should have to carry the entire financial burden as the victim. If the truck driver was the one to blame, they should be held responsible.
A successful lawsuit can help you recover costs such as:
- Bills for doctor visits, hospital stays, emergency room trips, surgery, and other medical expenses, including medication and medical equipment
- Property damage costs to repair or replace your vehicle and any other property that may have been lost in the accident
- Accommodations that you have had to make to your home because of your injuries
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity to compensate for the money you have not been able to earn while recovering from the accident, and money you will not be able to earn in the future because of your injuries
- Inconvenience from scheduling and making doctor appointments, arranging transportation, and dealing with all the other hardships that come with a truck accident
- Pain and suffering, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and other emotional tolls
- Funeral and burial costs if you are filing on behalf of a loved one who died as a result of an accident with a truck
This is not a comprehensive list. If you are filing a wrongful death case, you could also recover awards to make up for the loss of your relationship with the victim and the benefits they brought to your life, such as parental guidance for a child. Speak with a member of our team today at (404) 842-7838 to learn about what other costs of your accident could be included in a lawsuit.
Do Not Delay--Start Now
You have to file within the statute of limitations. This is true no matter where you are filing. In Georgia, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. The wrongful death statute of limitations is also two years. You can file if you are a spouse of the deceased, or one of their children, according to GA Code § 51-4-2. A representative of the estate can also file.
It is crucial that you do not miss the statute of limitations. The court can dismiss a lawsuit that is outside the statute of limitations. You may, however, qualify for an exception. A lawyer can further explain how the statute of limitations applies to you and your particular case.
Proving Negligence in a Truck Accident
The key to any personal injury case is proving that one party was acting negligently and caused the injury. In a car or truck accident, that means showing that the other driver behaved in a way that caused the accident.
For truck accidents, either the driver or the company they work for could be found negligent. On the driver’s part, if they were speeding, driving while distracted, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or disregarding safety protocol, they would be the one liable. However, if the company they worked for failed to provide proper training, demanded a driving schedule without allowing the driver time to rest, or did not maintain their fleet, they would be liable.
S. Burke Law can help you determine who is at fault. We will listen to the details of your accident and determine who should be held liable. Our team will also be able to help gather the evidence needed to show negligence. This can include examining photos and video from the scene, speaking with law enforcement, and more. Call us today to find out what we can do for you.
Call Us Today for a Free Consultation
We want to help you and your family move forward with life. And we want to work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve from a negligent driver. We can offer you a free consultation about your case. All you have to do is call us now at (404) 842-7838 to speak with someone from our team.
With a successful lawsuit, you can be awarded compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and more. No one wants to be put into this situation, which is why we will stand with you. A truck accident lawyer in Marietta, Georgia, from the S. Burke Law team, can be your guide. Fight for what you deserve now, with a lawyer on your side.